SUWANEE — Ella Janish’s solo home run in the bottom of the sixth inning lifted North Gwinnett to a 2-1 victory on Tuesday, and handed Mountain View its first Region 8-AAAAAAA loss of the softball season.
Janish’s game-winner, along with a solo homer from Jaylyn Benson in the second inning, gave North’s Amber Reed all the offense she needed to win a pitcher’s duel with Mountain View’s Sarah Currie. Ahmari Braden’s first-inning home run gave Mountain View (21-5, 8-1 region) an early lead before Benson’s homer tied the score.
Reed struck out 13 and walked one in seven innings, allowing six hits. North improved to 22-4 overall and 7-3 in the region.
Currie struck out five and walked none in her six innings. She allowed four hits. At the plate, she was 3-for-3 with a double. Lexie Simonton and Brooke Finley also had hits for the Bears.
Mill Creek 11, Collins Hill 3
HOSCHTON — Mill Creek defeated Collins Hill 11-3 on Tuesday.
Collins Hill was led by Kam Munson (two hits, RBI) and Emily Whitehead (two RBIs).
Archer 13, Norcross 1
LAWRENCEVILLE — Faith Barth went 4-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs, and Jordyn Sanders was 2-for-3 with a homer and three RBIs in Archer’s 13-1 win over Norcross on Tuesday.
Skylar Berkhiser (2-for-3, two runs), Mallory Clark (2-for-2, two RBIs) and Taniya McGowan (2-for-2, two RBIs) also stood out for the Tigers.
Discovery 20, Berkmar 11
LILBURN — Discovery finished the season with a 20-11 win at Berkmar on Tuesday.
The Titans’ Joyce Lieu was 1-for-1 with a triple, two RBIs and two runs, and teammate Jasmine Richardson went 2-for-2 with three runs. Discovery (4-11) also got contributions from Heidi Loa (1-for-2, two RBIs, three runs) and Andrea Ruelas (four innings pitched, seven strikeouts).
Parkview 13, South Gwinnett 2
LILBURN — Parkview rolled to a 13-2 victory over South Gwinnett on Tuesday.
Peachtree Ridge 8, Duluth 3
DULUTH — Peachtree Ridge pulled away late for an 8-3 win over Duluth on Tuesday.
The score was tied 2-2 until the top of the sixth inning when Zaia Hammond’s sacrifice fly brought in the go-ahead run. Kennedy Harp, Ava Lunsford and Elle Lunsford had RBIs in a four-run seventh inning for the Lions.
D’Amani Gadson was the winning pitcher. She pitched all seven innings, allowing six hits and striking out four.
Dacula 11, Habersham Central 5
DACULA — Emily Digby powered Dacula to an 11-5 win over Habersham Central on Tuesday, going 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBIs.
Olivia Howard (3-for-4, RBI) and Maia Mumpfield (2-for-3, RBI) also stood out offensively, while Sydney Boulware pitched a complete game with 10 strikeouts.
GAC 8, Salem 0
NORCROSS — Sydney Deardorff pitched a five-inning no-hitter Tuesday in Greater Atlanta Christian’s 8-0 win over Salem.
GAC’s top hitters were Cydney Merrick (1-for-2, RBI), Annie Ahmed (1-for-2, two RBIs, run) and Sarah Thomas (1-for-2, two RBIs, run, stolen base).
Wesleyan wins two
PEACHTREE CORNERS — Wesleyan won twice Tuesday to reach the area tournament finals.
The Wolves opened with a 6-3 victory over Hebron that included a 3-for-4 day from Gracie Taylor, who was 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs. Emma Nydam was 2-for-3, Ryley Kutter had two RBIs and Christina McCoy had a double to back up winning pitcher Jessica Nolan. Nolan had five strikeouts and allowed four hits.
In a 9-1 win in their second game of the day, the Wolves’ Riley Keller was 3-for-4 with four RBIs, Reece Holbrook was 2-for-2 with an RBI and three runs, Taylor was 2-for-3 with a triple, Marjee Williams was 3-for-3 and McCoy added a double. Kutter was the winning pitcher with three strikeouts, in addition to driving in two runs.