High school roundup: Columbus softball shuts out Carrollton

FROM STAFF REPORTSAugust 22, 2013 

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- Mary Catherine Smith went seven innings, giving up no runs and only two hits with seven strikeouts and no walks, leading Columbus to the 4-0 Region 5-AAAA win on Thursday.

Columbus needed a big fourth inning on offense to secure the victory, with two RBIs from Lexie Stohr and one each from Raleigh Williams and Kayla Brena.Thursday at Carrollton

Columbus 000 040 0 --4 6 0

Carrollton 000 000 0 --0 2 0

WP--Mary Catherine Smith. LP--Jones. Hitting leaders--Columbus-Lexie Stohr 1-3, 2RBI, Raleigh Williams 1-3, RBI, Kayla Brena 1-3, RBI, 2B, Nicole Humphries 1-3, 2B, Leslee Brock 1-3 2B; Carrollton-Emory 1-3, 2B. Records--Columbus 4-2, 1-0 Region 5-AAAA. Carrollton NA. Next--Columbus, Friday, 5:30 p.m., vs. Heard County, at West Georgia.

Brookstone 12,Manchester 0

Helen Snavely drove in three runs to lead Brookstone to the non-region win. Winning pitcher Kaylynn Church gave up no runs in a dominating performance.Thursday at Brookstone

Manchester 000 000 0 --0 2 1

Brookstone 313 500 0 --12 8 1

WP--Kaylynn Church. LP--T. Williams. Hitting leaders--Brookstone-Isabell McCluskey 1-2, 2RBI, Helen Snavely 2-3, 3RBI, Elle Turner 2-4, 2RBI, Grayson Sanders 1-2, RBI. Records--Brookstone 7-1. Next--Brookstone, Monday, 4:30 p.m., home, vs. Hardaway.

HOUSTON COUNTY 5,NORTHSIDE 0

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. -- Houston County limited Northside to just one hit by Mary Horne.Thursday at Houston County

Northside 000 000 0 --0 1 2

Houston Co. 005 000 x --5 8 1

WP--E. Hittinger. LP--Madison Wilson. Records--Northside 4-3. Next--Northside, Friday, at Pacelli.

VOLLEYBALL

Columbus shuts out Whitewater

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- Columbus defeated Whitewater in three sets behind the offensive attack of Michelle Vatral and Natalie Twyford.Thursday at Fayettville, Ga.

Columbus 27 25 25

Whitewater 25 18 19

Leaders: Columbus-Michelle Vatral 13 kills, dig, Natalie Twyford 11 kills, dig, Brittany Griner 3 kills, 2 blocks, 2 digs, Shardonee Hayes 3 kills, 2 blocks, dig, Madison Fleming 28 assists, kill, block, 7 digs. Records: Columbus 5-3. Next match: Columbus, Saturday, 11 a.m. at Harrison.

HARDAWAY SWEEPS

Zana Raven had five blocks and nine kills as Hardaway beat Brookstone and Callaway in a tri-match. Callaway also beat Brookstone.

Hardaway hosts Harris County on Thursday.Thursday at Hardaway

Match 1

Brookstone 21 25 21

Hardaway 25 8 25Match 2Callaway 20 25 20

Hardaway 25 22 25

Leaders: Hardaway--Areanna Haynes 4 aces, 2 blocks; Floreena Tuaoi 6 aces; Zana Raven 5 blocks, 9 kills; Ayreon Oliver 5 blocks, 7 kills. Brookstone Santreece Stephens 17 kills, 6 aces, 3 blocks; Janey Morton 18 assists. Records: Hardaway 2-2. Next--Hardaway home, Harris County, Thursday.

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