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LAWRENCEVILLE — North Gwinnett’s softball team defeated North Gwinnett 8-2 in a Region 8-AAAAAAA game Tuesday.

Laila Sims went 2-for-3 with a double, a triple and three RBIs to power the win. Teammate Haley Cummings was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI.

Jaylyn Benson pitched two innings and didn’t allow an earned run to pick up the victory. The Bulldogs (23-5, 8-4 region) also got five combined innings from pitchers Lilly Runaas and Ella Janish.

Mountain View (22-7, 9-3) got two hits and two RBIs from Brooke Finley, and two hits from Ahmari Braden. Chloe Shrope and Callie Shrope each had a hit and scored a run.

SOFTBALL

Grayson 4, Brookwood 1

SNELLVILLE — Grayson traveled to Brookwood on Tuesday and posted a 4-1 victory.

Kylie Macy earned the win after striking out 12 and allowing one run on six hits. Kailyn Jones led the Rams (21-4) with three hits, while Carrie Green, Jordyn Green and Lauren Peppers contributed two hits each. Nia McKnight also drove in two runs with a hit.

Peachtree Ridge 4, Mill Creek 3

SUWANEE — Peachtree Ridge edged Mill Creek 4-3 on Tuesday thanks to an early offensive surge with two runs in the second inning and two more in the third.

Jaylah Jarrell singled in two runs in the first inning, while D’Amani Gadson and Elle Lunsford had RBI singles in the third. Lunsford pitched all seven innings, allowing five hits and three runs. She struck out two and walked one.

Peachtree Ridge, which gets Region 8-AAAAAAA’s No. 3 seed for the state playoffs, got two hits each from Kennedy Harp and Gadson.

Mill Creek, a No. 4 seed for state, was led by Madison Dobbins, who went 2-for-3.

Dacula 4, Walnut Grove 0

LOGANVILLE — Sydney Spayd was 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs Tuesday as Dacula won a non-region matchup at Walnut Grove, 4-0.

Sydney Boulware was the winning pitcher with a complete-game, four-hitter. She struck out 13.

Emily Stern and Emily Digby had RBIs for the Falcons (21-5). Walnut Grove fell to 19-9.

GAC 16, Cedar Grove 3

ELLENWOOD — Greater Atlanta Christian’s Abbey Duke had three RBIs and scored three runs Tuesday in a 16-3, five-inning win over Cedar Grove.

Rachel Pellegrini (2-for-4, run) and Cydney Merrick (1-for-3, three RBIs) also had big days offensively. Pitcher Sydney Deardorff struck out eight batters.

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