The Lumpkin County baseball team scored twice in the top of the eighth inning, and Cole Walden closed out the bottom of the frame to earn the 5-3 win over ninth-ranked White County on Tuesday in Cleveland.
Walden pitched six innings in relief, striking out four, and Austin Gooch added a home run for the Indians (6-6, 5-6 Region 8-AAA). Curtis Donaldson and Will Anderson each added an RBI, and Logan Moye scored three runs for Lumpkin County, which hosts Monroe Area at 5:55 p.m. Wednesday.
Bo Medlock went 3-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs, and Kyle Mills added a solo home run for White County (10-2, 9-2), which is now in a three-way tie atop the region with No. 6 Gainesville and North Hall. David Sosebee went 2-for-4 with a double for the Warriors, who host Franklin County at 5:55 p.m. Wednesday.
GAINESVILLE 15, WALNUT GROVE 5 (FIVE INNINGS): Skyler Weber went 4-for-4 with a double, triple, three runs scored and four RBIs in the win Tuesday at Ivey-Watson Field. Stephen Mason (4-1) earned the complete-game win, striking out eight, while David Gonzalez added a three-run home run. Ryan Griffith (2-for-4) had three RBIs and two runs scored, while Jimmy Kemp went 2-for-2 with two runs scored for Gainesville (11-2, Region 9-2), which is now in a three-way tie atop Region 8-AAA with White County and North Hall. The Red Elephants host Chestatee at 5:55 p.m. Wednesday.
CHESTATEE 6, LANIER 4: Scott Chewning went 3-for-4 with three runs scored, and Alex Moore went 3-for-5 with two doubles, three RBIs and two runs scored for Chestatee, which visits Gainesville at 5:55 p.m. Wednesday.
LAKEVIEW ACADEMY 4, TOWNS COUNTY 0: Dallas Deavers threw five innings, giving up two hits and three walks while striking out nine to earn the win Tuesday in Gainesville. Taylor Simpson earned the save while going 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a double for Lakeview (5-8, 4-5 Region 8-A). Nick Drury went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a double for the Lions, who visit Tallulah Falls at 5:15 p.m. Thursday.
UNION COUNTY 12, EAST HALL 2 (FIVE INNINGS): Coleman Sullivan went 3-for-4 with a grand slam, three runs scored and five RBIs to lead the Panthers (9-5, 5-3 Region 8A-AA) on Tuesday in Gainesville. Brock Gordon (5-3) earned the win on the mound, throwing four innings with seven strikeouts. Zach Odom added a double and three runs scored on 2-for-2 hitting, while Dalton Everett and Andrew Walker each went 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Union County visits Rabun County, and East Hall visits Dawson County, at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
JOHNSON 6, STEPHENS COUNTY 2: Win Griffith earned the complete-game victory with three strikeouts for Johnson (7-6, 6-5 Region 8-AAA), while Logan Pethel added two hits and two RBIs. The Knights host North Hall at 5:55 p.m. Wednesday.
FLOWERY BRANCH 8, APALACHEE 2: Chase Hulsey (2-0) earned the complete-game win with eight strikeouts Tuesday in Winder. Hulsey and Andrew Miles each homered for Flowery Branch (8-2, 4-1 Region 8A-AAAA), which hosts Winder-Barrow at 5:55 p.m. Wednesday.
BUFORD 2, LOVETT 0: Sam Clay pitched 6 1/3 innings, scattered six hits, and struck out seven to earn the win Tuesday in Buford. Mason Gentry went 2-for-2 and was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the first inning to account for one of two Buford runs. James Nix drove in a run on a sacrifice fly in the fourth for No. 2 Buford (12-1, 6-0 Region 6A-AA), which visits Maynard-Jackson at 5 p.m. Wednesday.
JACKSON COUNTY 12, EAST JACKSON 2 (FIVE INNINGS): Quinn Grogan and Andy Williams each went 2-for-2 with an RBI to lead the Panthers to the win Tuesday at East Jackson. Grogan added a double and three runs scored for Jackson County, while Jalen Banks (1-2) earned the win. The Panthers (6-8, 6-5 Region 8B-AA) visit Jefferson at 5:55 p.m. Wednesday.
GAINESVILLE GIRLS 90, NORTH FORSYTH 97, LUMPKIN COUNTY 118: Madeline Harr (44) and Meg Callahan (46) earned the win Tuesday at Achasta Golf Course in Dahlonega. The Lady Red Elephants face Habersham Central at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Chattahoochee Golf Course. Haley Dibble's 58 led Lumpkin County, which faces North Hall at 3:30 p.m. today at the Chestatee Golf Course.
FLOWERY BRANCH BOYS 158, APALACHEE 185, CLARKE CENTRAL 193: Colby Stone carded a 38 and Ryan Tewksbury fired a 39 to lead the Falcons to the win Tuesday at Reunion Golf Course. Flowery Branch plays in the Madison County Invitational on Saturday.
GAINESVILLE BOYS 6, MONROE AREA 1: Yunis Yanez scored twice to lead the fourth-ranked Red Elephants (11-2, 9-0 Area 8-AAA) to the win Tuesday in Monroe. Gainesville visits North Hall at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
GAINESVILLE GIRLS 10, MONROE AREA 0: Gladys Campus recorded a hat trick, and Anna Youmans and Liza Carpenter each scored twice for Gainesville in the win Tuesday in Monroe. The Lady Red Elephants (9-4, 7-2 Area 8-AAA) visit North Hall at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
JOHNSON BOYS 3, FLOWERY BRANCH 0: Ariel Mejia scored two goals in the win Tuesday in Oakwood. The fifth-ranked Knights (11-2, 8-1 Area 8-AAA) host Walnut Grove at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
JOHNSON GIRLS 2, FLOWERY BRANCH 1: Jessica McClure and Erin Perkins each scored for the Lady Knights (10-2-1, 8-1 Area 8-AAA) in the win Tuesday in Oakwood. Johnson hosts Walnut Grove at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Flowery Branch visits Heritage at 6 p.m. Friday.
WEST HALL GIRLS 7, LANIER 1: Rachel Kline scored two goals and added two assists Tuesday in Sugar Hill. Alex Smith made four saves for West Hall (10-3, 7-2 Area 8-AAA), which hosts Dacula at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
WEST HALL BOYS 6, LANIER 2: Edgar Jaimes scored two goals with two assists in the win Tuesday in Sugar Hill. Eric Castrejon also scored two goals, while Jacob Roadcap added two assists for West Hall (8-4-1, 6-3 Area 8-AAA), which hosts Dacula at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
GAINESVILLE 3, LANIER 2: The doubles teams of Kate Callahan/Lauren Carter and Mady Wuest/Suzanne Smith won in straight sets Tuesday in Sugar Hill. Gainesville (10-5, 8-2 Region 8-AAA) visits Johnson at 4 p.m. Thursday.
WEST HALL BOYS 3, OCONEE COUNTY 2: Max Wilson, Connor McFall and the doubles team of Min Kim/Tatum Scroggs won in straight sets Tuesday for West Hall (15-2, 10-1 Region 8-AAA), which hosts Monroe Area at 4 p.m. Thursday.
JOHNSON BOYS 5, WALNUT GROVE 0: Drew Jones, Casey Tanner and the doubles teams of Cristian Delgado/Oscar Rivera and Aaron Crumbley/Parker McDonald won in straight sets Tuesday in Oakwood. Johnson (7-9, 6-5 Region 8B-AAA) hosts Gainesville at 4 p.m. Thursday.
JOHNSON GIRLS 5, WALNUT GROVE 0: Cady Nix, Maggie Turner, Harlee Robson and the doubles teams of Claire Crain/Carlyn Ivey and Emma Rowlett/Karina Rivera won in straight sets Tuesday in Oakwood. Johnson hosts Gainesville at 4 p.m. Thursday.
FLOWERY BRANCH BOYS 4, CLARKE CENTRAL 1: Taylor Fiorello, Cris Dilidili and the teams of Luke Smith/Anthony Monacella and Isaac Black/Christopher Hedden won in straight sets Tuesday in Athens. Flowery Branch (12-5, 8-1 Region 8-AAAA) hosts Apalachee at 4 p.m. Thursday.
FLOWERY BRANCH GIRLS 5, CLARKE CENTRAL 0: Anna Kate Shaw, Elizabeth Mallory, Morgan Reed and the doubles teams of Dani Taylor/Durden Smith and Madison Smith/Bekki Benton won in straight sets Tuesday in Athens. Flowery Branch (16-1, 9-0 Region 8-AAAA) hosts Apalachee at 4 p.m. Thursday.
LAKEVIEW ACADEMY BOYS 3, NORTH HALL 2 (MONDAY): Matt Morris and the doubles team of Todd Williams/Jackson Beck won in straight sets in the win at North Hall. Lakeview hosts Woody Gap at 4 p.m. Thursday. Mitch McCray won at No. 1 in singles in straight sets for North Hall.
LAKEVIEW ACADEMY GIRLS 5, NORTH HALL 0 (MONDAY): Niki Patel and the doubles teams of Cree Nix/Komal Patel and Sarah Grace Brock/Emmeline Whitehead won in straight sets in the win at North Hall. Lakeview Academy hosts Woody Gap at 4 p.m. Thursday.
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