Prep roundup: Pope gets key early region win over Lassiter

Marietta Daily Journal, Ga.
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Mar. 15—Quinn Kerce went 3-for-4 with a double to help lead the Greyhounds to a 6-4 victory over Lassiter on Friday in Region 6AAAAAA play.

Caid Heflin was 2-for-4 with an RBI, Carson Kerce was 2-for-4 and Riley Frost, James Tibbs and Jackson Hvizdak each added a double and an RBI.

Peyton Cariaco pitched 5 1/2 innings to earn the win and Cullen Orr picked up the save.

Pope (11-2, 3-0) will host Allatoona on Monday.

Allatoona 11, Sprayberry 0: Taylor Shultz was 3-for-3 with a double and drove in two to help lead the Buccaneers to a Region 6AAAAAA victory.

Aiden Guilbeau went 2-for-3 with an RBI.

Hunter Paulsen pitched five innings of three-hit ball to earn the win.


Allatoona 8, South Cobb 1: William Mosley was 2-for-2 with a double to help lead the Buccaneers to a Region 6AAAAAA victory.

Fisher Paulsen allowed one hit over five innings and struck out eight to earn the win.

Allatoona travels to Pope on Monday.



Pope wins Warrior Invitational: The Greyhounds won four matches to win North Cobb's Warrior Invitational.

Pope knocked off Campbell, Blessed Trinity, Hillgrove and North Cobb to claim the tournament championship.

The Greyhounds (12-2) will take on Wheeler on Monday.



Pope finished third at Warrior Invitational: The Lady Greyhounds beat Paulding County and Campbell to finish third at North Cobb's Warrior Invitational.

Pope also lost to the host Lady Warriors.



Hillgrove 3, Marietta 2: Josh Najjar scored three second-half goals to lead the Hawks to a come-from-behind victory in a Region 3AAAAAAA match.

Najjar scored the game winner on a penalty kick in the second overtime.

Caleb Johnson and Alex Brahm scored for Marietta.

Pebblebrook 3, McEachern 1: Jorge Garibo, Jordi Cardenas and Emerzon Torres each scored a goal to help lead the Falcons to a Region 2AAAAAAA victory.

Pebblebrook (6-5-1) will host East Coweta on Tuesday.

Allatoona 4, Sprayberry 3: Alex Stanford scored two goals to help lead the Buccaneers to a Region 6AAAAAA victory.

Drew Davis and Dylan Marin each added goals.

Allatoona will host Wheeler on Friday.

Lassiter 2, Osborne 1: Cole Higgins and Charlie Alexander scored goals to help lead the Trojans to a Region 6AAAAAA victory.

Colin Nedblake and Aiden McConnie each added assists.

Lassiter (7-2, 2-1) will host Pope on Tuesday.



Mount Paran Christian 9, Christian Heritage 0: Ashley John scored three goals to help lead the Lady Eagles to a Region 7A victory.

McKenna Bothe had two goals, while Ray Harvin, Megan Pruitt and Sarah Schwartz each added one.

Mount Paran (5-2, 3-0) will travel to Walker on Tuesday.

Walton 2, Harrison 1: Anna Jarkins and Brooke Dean scored goals to lead the Lady Raiders to a Region 3AAAAAAA victory.

Lindsay Jenson added an assist.

Walton (7-0, 5-0) will host Hillgrove on Tuesday.


North Cobb Christian 9, Darlington 0: Molly Wooldridge and Maddie Freeman each scored two goals to help lead the Lady Eagles to a Region 7A victory.

Macie Rainwater, Bella Stephens, Chloe Clark, Ryleigh Pruitt and Kathleen Carter each added goal.

North Cobb Christian (4-2-1, 2-1) will host Christian Heritage on Wednesday.

Whitefield Academy 6, Our Lady of Mercy 1: Lindsey Fry had three goals to help lead the Lady Wolfpack to a Region 2A victory.

Avery Fassnacht, Ansley Hales and Hannah Docabo each added goals. Fassnacht and Kyle McCurdy each had two assists.

Whitefield (4-2, 1-0) will host ELCA on Monday.