Grace Connelly

SUWANEE — North Gwinnett’s softball team rolled to a pair of victories Saturday in the Brookwood Invitational.

The Bulldogs (14-2) won the opener 6-2 over Harris County behind a trio of home runs from Caroline Shumeyko, Bella Faw and Marisa Miller and three innings on no-hit relief from Lilly Runaas, the winning pitcher.

Grace Connelly was 2-for-3 with a home run in five RBIs to fuel North’s Game 2 win, 10-0 over North Forsyth. Miller and Jaylyn Benson each went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in that win, while Simone Leonard was 2-for-2 and Haley Cummings was 2-for-3.


Brookwood wins twice

SNELLVILLE — Host Brookwood won twice Saturday in the Brookwood Invitational.

The Broncos won the opener 6-2 over Mill Creek behind a big game from Grace Young, who pitched six innings for the win and also went 1-for-2 with two RBIs. Morgan Hall was 1-for-1 with a home run in the victory.

In Game 2, Brookwood also won 6-2 as Rachel Clark pitched six innings and struck out six. Anna Dover was 2-for-3 with an RBI, Hall was 2-for-2 with two RBIs and Olivia Rogizinski was 1-for-2 with an RBI.

Collins Hill goes 1-1

CARROLLTON — Collins Hill split its games Saturday at the Carrollton Trojan Slam.

The Eagles fell 5-4 to Bremen despite two hits and an RBI from Britney Phally and a hit and an RBI each from Alyssa Mejia and Monroe Oglesby. Emily Whitehead struck out seven in five innings.

Oglesby had two hits, including a double, and Kam Munson hit the go-ahead home run in the fifth inning as Collins Hill won its other game 2-1 over Carrollton. Denise Dees pitched six innings in that game, allowing five hits and striking out four.

Buford goes 2-0

BUFORD — Buford picked up a pair of 8-0 victories over Peachtree Ridge and Forsyth Central in Saturday’s Brookwood Invitational.

Olivia Duncan pitched a three-hitter against Peachtree Ridge for her fifth consecutive win. She struck out five.

The Wolves scored four runs in the first inning, highlighted by Shamya Young’s line-drive, two-run double. Tavye Borders’ two-run single in the fifth ended the game by the mercy rule.

Young (2-for-3, double, two RBIs, run), Emmy Hall (2-for-3, RBI, stolen base) and Emma Castorri (1-for-2, solo home run) also had big games in the Peachtree Ridge win.

Riley Reese pitched a two-hit shutout against Forsyth Central, and retired the last 12 batters of the game. She struck out four and didn’t walk a batter.

Buford’s offense was led in Game 2 by Abbi Perkins (2-for-3, triple, two RBIs, run), Borders (1-for-2, RBI, two runs), Taylor Malvin (2-for-4, run) and Hall (1-for-2, sacrifice fly, RBI).

Buford is now 15-2.

Providence splits

LILBURN — Providence Christian split its Saturday doubleheader with Towns County, falling 9-0 in five innings in Game 1 and squeaking out a 6-5 victory in Game 2.

Maymie deMayo was the winning pitcher in the nightcap, scattering five hits over seven innings. She struck out three and also had a two-run double at the plate.

Lindsay Mosley (2-for-3, triple), Anna Reeves (2-for-3, RBI) and Brittain Gaines (RBI) also fueled the offense in Game 2.

In Game 1, Megan Knight had a hit and Arial Aswod walked twice.


North Gwinnett wins two of three

KENNESAW — North Gwinnett won two of its three matches Saturday in the North Cobb Warrior Classic.

The Bulldogs defeated Kell 25-14, 25-18, and topped Eagle’s Landing Christian 25-21, 25-19. Kennesaw Mountain beat North 25-22, 15-25, 15-12.

North was led by Izzy Durnell (25 kills, 19 digs, nine blocks, three aces), Macey Sipmann (10 kills, four digs, six blocks, two aces), Joya Screen (14 kills, 14 digs, two blocks, one ace), Laura Thomas (14 kills, 10 digs, two blocks), Abby Taylor (six kills, 44 assists, 12 digs) and Lindsay Kahren (37 digs, 2.31 passing average, one ace).

Norcross goes 1-2

NORCROSS — Norcross went 1-2 in its home matches on Saturday.

The Blue Devils scored a 25-16, 22-25, 15-11 win over Sandy Creek. Lassiter topped Norcross 25-13, 25-18, and Forsyth Central beat the hosts 18-25, 25-22, 21-19.

Norcross was led by Bella Murray (35 kills), DeNaeja Morton (14 kills), Reesa Schroeder (33 digs), Jayden Coleman (13 kills, five blocks) and Isabella Casagrande (33 assists, 17 digs).

GAC falls to Marist

NORCROSS — Greater Atlanta Christian lost to Marist in four sets on Saturday. Marist won 15-25, 25-23, 25-18, 25-17.

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