Wesleyan 8, Chamblee 0
CHAMBLEE — Madison Kerpics threw four shutout innings and added a big day at the plate as two-time defending Class A (Private) state champion Wesleyan opened the 2019 season with an 8-0 win at Chamblee on Tuesday.
Kerpics (1-0), allowed just one hit and struck out seven in the circle and went 3-for-3 with two RBIs to lead the way.
The Wolves (1-0) also got big contributions from Jahni Kerr, who was 2-for-3, Gracie Taylor, who also went 2-for-3 with a double and drove in a run, Reece Holbrook, who added a three-run home run and Tinsley Bertram, who was 1-for-3 with two RBIs.
Peachtree Ridge 9, Jackson Co. 1
SUWANEE — Paced by a six-run third inning, Peachtree Ridge gave new head coach Josh Joiner a victory in his first game with a 9-1 win over Jackson County on Tueday at home.
RBI doubles by Juhles Kelly and Kennedy Harp and a two-run homer by Alex Harris highlighted the third-inning uprising, while Elle Lundsford (1-0) allowed just one unearned run and four hits with a strikeout in five innings of work to help the Lions (1-0) start off 2019 with a win.
Riley Hudson was also 2-for-3 at the plate.
Dacula 16, Hebron Christian 5
DACULA (Hebron) — Maia Mumpfield blasted a pair of solo homers as the Falcons traveled a few blocks up the street to down Hebron Christian 16-5 Tuesday at Hebron.
Mumpfield added a double and finished the day 3-for-5 to lead an offensive attack that helped Sydney Boulware (1-0) pick up the win after striking out four hitters in three innings of work.
Layton Morris was 2-for-3 with an RBI to lead Hebron (0-1), while Carley Fahey was 2-for-4, Nicole Azar was 1-for-3, Lacey Poisal drove in a run and M.B. Whittington finished 1-for-4 for the Lions.
South Gwinnett 20, Discovery 8
SNELLVILLE — South Gwinnett had a big season opener with a 20-8 win over Discovery on Tuesday at South.
Malia Lawson (home run, triple), April Foster (two doubles, two stolen bases), Lexi Sepulveda (two doubles) and Brianna Cox (double) led the South offense. Lauren Perkins was the winning pitcher.
The Titans fell to 0-1 despite a 3-for-3 day from JaNiece Long, plus two hits each from Mya McDonald and Angelica Totina.
Duluth 8, Shiloh 7
SNELLVILLE — Duluth managed to edge Shiloh 8-7 in the season opener for both teams Tuesday at Shiloh.
The Generals fell to 0-1 despite three hits from Delanyie Hollis, a pair of hits each from Ania Polk and Candy Gomez and a triple by Tahjanee Phillips. Jada Gaye (0-1) took the loss in the circle.
Cambridge 2, Norcross 1, 8 innings
NORCROSS — Despite an outstanding pitching effort from Bella Krauth, Norcross fell to Cambridge 2-1 in an extra-inning affair Tuesday at Norcross.
Krauth (0-1) allowed just two runs and struck out six over 7 2/3, but the Blue Devils (0-1) could only manage one run, which was scored by Kedzie Howe, who was 2-for-4 on the day.
Parkview sweeps Duluth, Archer in opening play day
DULUTH — Parkview had a big day at the service line to sweep a tri-match Tuesday at Duluth.
The Panthers (2-0) pounded out 21 service aces as a team in beating host Duluth 25-16, 25-12 and Archer 25-10, 25-16.
Archer comes back to earn split
DULUTH — After dropping its first match to Parkview on Tuesday, Archer rebounded to earn a split of their tri-match by beating host Duluth in two straight games.
Kyla Ffrench and J’ernai Argilagos led the way for the Tigers (1-1) in the nightcap win over the Wildcats.