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North Gwinnett's Grace Connelly dives for a ball during game in 2018. Connelly was part of a 23-hit attack with three hits and four RBIs as the Bulldogs slugged their way past Peachtree Ridge 29-8 in Region 6-AAAAAAA softball action on Thursday.

SUWANEE — The North Gwinnett offense erupted for 23 hits and seven home runs on Thursday night at Peachtree Ridge as the Bulldogs rolled to a 29-8 win in a Region 6-AAAAAAA game.

Marisa Miller and Jaylyn Benson each had two home runs, with Miller recording five RBIs and Benson driving in three. Riley Jackson also went 5-for-6 with a homer and five RBIs, while Grace Connelly added three hits and four RBIs.

Amber Reed pitched five innings in recording the win, while Benson closed out the game with two scoreless frames of relief. North improved to 14-1 overall and 7-0 in the region.

Elle Lunsford took the loss for the Lions (8-6, 3-4), lasting 3 2/3 innings with eight runs on six hits. On offense, the Lions were led by a grand slam from Alex Harris and a 2-for-4 night with two RBIs from Jaylah Jarrell. Kennedy Harp also had two hits and scored two runs.

SOFTBALL

Grayson 7, Archer 0

LOGANVILLE — Grayson starter Kylie Macy delivered seven scoreless innings with seven hits allowed and 10 strikeouts on Thursday in leading the Rams to a 7-0 shutout over Archer in a Region 8-AAAAAAA game.

The offense for Grayson (8-1, 4-0) collected 12 hits, getting two each from Aaliyah White, Emma Davis, Kailyn Jones, Kayla Grace Lang and Lauren Peppers.

Mill Creek 6, Collins Hill 4

SUWANEE — Mill Creek logged a Region 6-AAAAAAA win on Thursday night at Collins Hill with a 6-4 defeat of the Eagles.

The Hawks (7-8, 3-4) had a balanced night on offense, getting help from Hannah Smith (3-for-4, run), Olivia Shaw (2-for-4, run), Helena Nagy (triple), Jade Montgomery (hit, two RBIs) and Taylor Stancil (RBI). Sara Shaw picked up the win, allowing three earned runs.

Madison Spell started for Collins Hill (5-6, 3-4) and pitched well, allowing two earned runs over six innings with seven strikeouts. Spell also added two solo home runs on offense, while Makenzie Chappell had three hits.

Norcross 12, Mount Pisgah 0 (4 inn)

NORCROSS — Norcross improved to 10-6 on the season with a 12-0 shutout in four innings over visiting Mount Pisgah in a non-region game.

Bella Krauth recorded the shutout, going all four innings with no runs and two hits.

Krauth was also 2-for-2 at the plate, while Kedzie Howe finished 2-for-3 with a triple, four RBIs and two runs. Ann-Margaret Jones also went 2-for-2 with a walk, double RBI and two runs.

Mountain View 5, Duluth 0

LAWRENCEVILLE — Mountain View shut out visiting Duluth 5-0 on Thursday night in Region 6-AAAAAAA action.

The shutout went to starter Ahmari Braden, who went all seven innings with five hits, one walk and three strikeouts.

Hannan Razeq, Olivia Valentour and Brooke Finley led a balanced offense for the Bears (11-5, 5-2) with two hits and one RBI each, while Kaylee George finished with two hits.

Discovery 25, Johnson 10 (4 inn)

GAINESVILLE — Discovery outslugged Johnson for a 25-10 win in four innings on Thursday night.

Alanah Perry went 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs to spark the Titans (4-6), while Angelica Cartina was 2-for-4 and drove in three. Harleen Walia also had two hits and three RBIs with Jasmine Richardson finishing 2-for-2.

Walia also pitched all four innings in recording her fourth win of the year.

GAC 10, Fannin Co. 1

BLUE RIDGE — Greater Atlanta Christian topped Fannin County 10-1 on Thursday night for a win in Region 7-AAA.

Susanna Lowe led the offense for the Spartans (6-4, 5-3), going 3-for-4 with two RBIs, while Tatum Lowe finished 2-for-5 with two RBIs.

Faith Vento recorded the win, including 13 strikeouts.

Commerce 6, Hebron Christian 3

COMMERCE — Hebron Christian fell to Commerce 6-3 on Thursday night in Region 8-A action.

Jessie Parish led the offense for Hebron (6-5, 3-2), going 2-for-3 with a solo home run. Layton Morris, Macy Poisal, Olivia Brewer and Syndey Harris also each added a hit for the Lions.

Wesleyan 14, Holy Innocents' 2 (4 inn)

PEACHTREE CORNERS — Wesleyan starter Jessica Nolan struck out six in three innings of work on Thursday as the Wolves (14-0, 5-0) upended Holy Innocents' 14-2 in four innings.

Jahni Kerr led the offense, going 4-for-4 with a double, two home runs and four RBIs, while Madison Kerpics had two hits and two RBIs.

Others helping at the plate were Reece Holbrook (2-for-3, double, RBI), Elizabeth Bertram (3-for-3, three runs) and Anna-Sophia Pinson (two-run single).

Whitefield Academy 18, Providence Christian 1 (3 inn)

LILBURN — Providence Christian fell at home against Whitefield Academy 18-1 in three innings on Thursday night.

Ansley Larson had a hit for the Storm (0-14, 0-6), while Claire Owens drove in one run.

VOLLEYBALL

Mill Creek sweeps South Forsyth

HOSCHTON — Mill Creek took down South Forsyth in a best-of-five match on Thursday, sweeping the War Eagles 25-21, 25-19, 25-17.

Leaders for the Hawks (21-2) were Taylor Heu with five aces, Ainsley Larence with seven kills and three blocks, Aiyana Bermudez with 14 kills, Adriana Ackerman with 40 assists and Mar'ia Phillips with seven kills.

Parkview logs a pair of wins

SUWANEE — Parkview improved to 15-9 on the season with two wins on the road, beating host Peachtree Ridge 26-24, 25-23 and Northview 25-17, 25-21 on Thursday night.

Leaders for the Panthers were Meg Youngblood with eight digs, Sarah Ramsey with nine assists, Tai Ragland with four blocks and six kills each from Abby and Margaret Schirm.

Berkmar drops two at home

LILBURN — Berkmar fell at home to Central Gwinnett and Discovery on Thursday night in two tight matches, falling to the Black Knights 25-15, 25-22 and the Titans 25-27, 25-19, 15-9.

Top players for the Patriots (2-11) were Lorena Jackson (two aces, assist), Jada Jackson (two aces, two assists), Keyanna Glenn (two aces), Jordin Rogers (three aces, two kills), Ariel Enniss (ace, three kills), Jessica Ogbodo (ace, block, kill), Victoria Lawyer (block, kill), Madison Chandler (kill) and Denait Araya (ace, three assists).

Norcross records two sweeps

NORCROSS — Norcross upped its record to 16-4 on Thursday night with sweeps of Mountain View 25-8, 25-16 and Centennial 25-23, 25-18.

Janna Schlageter led the way with 20 kills and 11 digs, while Zia Smith recorded 12 kills and 10 blocks. Bella Murray also had 42 assists and 10 kills, while Ava Byfield finished with 12 digs.

Brookwood sweeps Providence Christian

SNELLVILLE — Brookwood swept Providence Christian in a best-of-five match on Thursday, taking down the Storm 25-14, 25-15, 25-20.

Cydney Gardner logged 10 digs, six kills, three aces and two blocks to lead the Broncos (12-7), while Sophia Koop added six digs, five kills and three aces. Amber Williams also had 10 kills, Abby DeLoach six kills and Abby Tucker added 10 digs and six kills.

Alaina Emminger led the Storm with 11 digs and nine kills.

Archer logs a pair of wins at home

LAWRENCEVILLE — Archer evened its record at 12-12 on Thursday with two wins at home, sweeping Meadowcreek 25-8, 25-22 and South Gwinnett 25-19, 25-6.

Kyla Ffrench had 12 kills to lead the Tigers, while Elizabeth Parker added four kills. Erin Walker led all servers with 10 aces, while Jessica Scales recorded six digs and J'ernai Argilagos dished 18 assists.

Dacula outlasts Grayson

DACULA — Dacula squeaked out a five-set win over Grayson on Senior Night, pulling out a 19-17 victory in the final game for a 3-2 victory.

Arissa Shepherd had 17 kills and two aces to lead the Falcons, while setter Anna Beth Stokes had 16 kills and 21 assists.

GAC splits at home

NORCROSS — Greater Atlanta Christian earned a split on Thursday night, beating North Hall 25-19, 25-18 but falling to Prestonwood Christian (Tex.) 22-25, 25-17, 15-12.

Lexy Taylor had 32 digs for the Spartans (13-6) with Autumn Clark adding nine kills.

Hebron Christian wins two

PEACHTREE CORNERS — Hebron picked up two wins on Thursday night, topping Dunwoody 25-14, 25-19 and host Wesleyan 25-9, 25-14.

Top hitters for the Lions (7-3, 2-0) were Hayden McGee with 19 kills, Rebeca Olariu with 12 kills and Malia Fisher with 11 kills. Katie Marrero added eight kills and four blocks, while Abbi Luke guide the offense with 44 assists.

Wesleyan (13-9, 1-1) also faced Dunwoody and fell in two straight sets 25-21, 25-22. Meredith Mangum led the Wolves with 28 digs, while Lauren Van Wie had 17 kills.

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