Trey Alexander doubled in Will Lowery with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning as Columbus High beat LaGrange on Wednesday in a Region 1-AAAAA game.
The game had been scheduled for Thursday, but it was moved up to avoid rain that was forecasted.
The win snapped a three-game skid for the Blue Devils. It was the first victory under interim coach Chad Mathis, who took over for Bobby Howard last week. All four games played under Mathis have been one-run games.
Cason Greathouse led off the bottom of the ninth with a walk and was replaced by Lowery. Russell Forthofer sacrificed Lowery to second base. An out later, Alexander hit his double into left field.Wednesday at Columbus
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Columbus 001 000 001 --2 6 2
WP--Dawson Weaver. LP--Howard. Hitting leaders--Columbus Al Jones 2-4, R; Dawson Weaver 1-2, RBI; Trey Alexander 2-4, 2B, RBI. Records--LaGrange 2-3, 0-1 Region 1-AAAAA. Columbus 4-3, 1-1. Next--Columbus, at LaGrange, Friday, 5:30 p.m.
SHAW 4, HARRIS COUNTY 2
HAMILTON, Ga. -- Shaw scored four runs in the top of the seventh inning to beat Harris County in a Region 1-AAAAA game.
After being blanked for the first six innings, the Raiders loaded the bases with no outs. Jordan Veloz tied the game with a two-run single. Kaleb Podger scored the go-ahead run on a passed ball.Wednesday at Harris County
Shaw 000 000 4 --4 7 2
Harris Co. 100 010 0 --2 6 0
WP--Mitchell Gaddis (1-0). LP--Alex Groulich. Hitting leaders--Shaw Kyle Pate 1-4, RBI; Ethan Lakeman 1-2, R; Dominique Wade 1-3, R; Jordan Veloz 3-3, R, 2RBI. Harris County Kurt Ornowski 1-3, R; Hunter Hartshorne 1-2, RBI; Tyler Maley 2-3, RBI. Records-- Shaw 5-2, 1-1 Region 1-AAAAA. Next--Shaw will host Harris County at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
HARDAWAY 8, NORTHSIDE 5
Hardaway broke open a tied game with four runs in the top of the seventh inning to beat Northside 8-5 on Wednesday.
Marcell Byrd picked up the win in relief. He also had a home run, a double and drove in two. Tony Locey had a pair of hits and drove in three.
Bruce Delevie had a double and three RBIs for Northside.
Two games into the Region 1-AAAAA schedule, the Hawks are the only unbeaten team.Wednesday at Northside
Hardaway 000 310 4 --8 15 1
Northside 002 200 1 --5 8 1
WP--Marcell Byrd. LP--Jalen Latta. Hitting leaders--Hardaway Jalin Thomas 1-4, RBI; Blake Rupp 3-5, 2B, 2R; Tre'Von Dorsey 2-4, 2B, 2R; Tony Locey 2-3, R, 3RBI; Marcell Byrd 2-4, HR, 2B, R, 2RBI; Marcus Small 1-3, 3B, R, 2RBI; Eric Manibusan 2-4. Northside Zack Williams 2-3, 2R; Drew Haywood 1-2, 2B, R, RBI; Bryce Delevie 2-4, 2B, 3RBI; James Thompson 1-3, R, Tyler Pace 1-3, 2B. Records--Hardaway 8-0, 2-0 Region 1-AAAAA. Northside 5-2, 1-1. Next--Hardaway will host Northside, moved to today at 4:30 p.m.
COLUMBUS 1, NORTHSIDE 0
Will Screws scored on an assist from Blake Konans in the first half and Columbus held on to defeat Northside.Wednesday at CSU
Goals--Columbus: Will Screws. Assists--Blake Konans. Goalies--Columbus: Cory Aycock, 4 saves. Northside: Kyle Newman, 10 saves. Records--Columbus: 5-3. Northside 1-7. Next: Columbus at Central-Phenix City, Monday at 7:30 p.m.
glenwood 3, lee-scott 0
Mikey Starke scored two goals and Anthony Davis added one to lead Glenwood to a win over Lee-Scott.Wednesday at Phenix City
Goals--Glenwood: Mikey Starke 2, Anthony Davis. Assists--Jerome Cook 2. Goalies--Glenwood: Jordan Jones, 3 saves. Lee-Scott: Bailey Martin, 16 saves; Josh Hyatt, 2 saves; Jordan Tucker, 1 save. Records--Glenwood 5-1, 4-1. Lee-Scott 5-1, 4-1. Next: Glenwood hosts Macon-East at Phenix City, Monday at 7:30 p.m.
Glenwood 7, LEE-SCOTT 0
Whitley Anderson scored three goals as Glenwood beat rival Lee-Scott.
Keeper Maloreigh Todd made four saves, including one on a penalty kick, for the shutout.Wednesday at Glenwood
Goals--Whitley Anderson 3, Terri Hodge 2, Emily Gullatt, Emily Sawtelle. Assists--Anderson, Sawtelle, Bailey Carmine, Lindsey Daigle. Goalies--Glenwood Maloreigh Todd 4 saves. Lee-Scott McKinley Burton 3 saves. Records--Glenwood 6-1. Next: Glenwood, Saturday, home vs. Lee-Scott, 2 p.m.
COLUMBUS 5, NORTHSIDE 0
Lane Burbrink and Kimberly May scored two goals apiece for Columbus.Wednesday at CSU
Goals-- Columbus Lane Burbrink 2, Kimberly May 2, Sarah Nell Beach. Assists-- Columbus May 3, Beach. Goalies-- Columbus Samantha Munyon (3 Saves) Kayla Nickerson (3 Saves). Northside: Katie Mackie (11 Saves). Records-- Columbus: 8-0-1, 4-0 Region 1-AAAAA. Northside 2-5, 0-2 Region 1-AAAAA. Next: Columbus, vs Shaw, Wednesday at Woodruff Farm, 5:30 p.m. Northside, at First Presbyterian, Thursday 7:30 p.m.
PACELLI 179, SHAW 209
Ben Ranieri shot a 41 to earn medalist honors and lead Pacelli to a win over Shaw.Wednesday at Red Oak
Team scores: Pacelli 179, Shaw 209.
Team: Ben Ranieri 41, Matt Oliver 44, Hal Woods 46, Dustin Jones 48. Team: Dalton Frullaney 44, Stafford Long 53, Denzel Williams 53, Ryan Averett 59.
NORTHSIDE DEFEATS Creekview
The Northside rifle team defeated Creekview Wednesday at Northside by a team score of 1,148 to 1,115 in the GHSA rifle sectional match playoffs.
The top shooter for the match was Patriot junior Shelby Huber with an individual score of 289.Wednesday at Northside
Shelby Huber 289, Jade Gallahair 288, Cason Borum 287, Hunter Gallahair 284.
John Touchstone 287, Will Touchstone 279, Jacob Goss 275, Lee Marble 274.
COLUMBUS DEFEATS BUFORD IN SECTIONAL
The Columbus rifle team defeated Buford High School 1,149 to 1,094 Wednesday in the GHSA rifle sectional match playoffs.
Veronica Leggett led all shooters with a perfect score of 300. She was followed by Mariana Calle with a score of 290.Wednesday
Veronica Leggett 300, Mariana Calle 290, Sara Daniels 286, and Carmen Paige 273.
Luke Berry 281, Lindsey Adams 281, Olivia Coker 268, Chandler Wright 264.
HOLY GROUND 12,
GRACE CHRISTIAN 7
ROOPVILLE, Ga. -- Grace Christian rallied to take a 7-4 lead Monday night, but Holy Ground stormed back for eight runs in the final innings for the win.Monday at Roopville, Ga.
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Holy Ground 400 152 x --12 9 1
WP--Kimberlyn. LP--Kaleigh Henderson (3-1). Hitting leaders--Grace Christian: Alyssa Brown 2-4; Lani Suther 2-3. Records--Grace Christian 3-1. Next--Grace Christian hosts Appling Friday at 4 p.m. at Northside High School.
STARR'S MILL 3, COLUMBUS 2
PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Columbus won both of the doubles matches but lost all three singles.Tuesday at Peachtree City
No. 1: Rachael Williams (SM) def. Caroline Boren 6-4, 6-3; No. 2: Caroline Kelly (SM) def. Maddison Abell 6-1, 6-4; No. 3: Elena Wernecke (SM) def. Madelyn Boren 4-6, 6-3, 1-0.Doubles resultsNo. 1: Abby Couville/Elizabeth Steelmon (CHS) def. Megan Beck/Annabelle Rocket 6-2., 6-3; No. 2: Lauryn Douglas/Nicole Gordon (CHS) def. Angela Ricketts/Sabrina Greco 6-2, 6-0.
BROOKSTONE 3, FPD 2
The Brookstone girls beat First Presbyterian 3-2.Tuesday at FPD
No. 1: Jessica Lewis (B) d. Brianna Fleming 6-4, 6-2; No. 2: Mary Madison Foshee (FPD) d.Emmie Patton 3-6, 6-1, 10-8; No. 3: Rachel Hemmings (B) d. Maggie Moody 6-3, 6-2.Doubles resultsNo. 1: Abbie Dillon/Abigail Pitts (B) d. Summer Sanders/Sydney Reese 6-3, 6-1; No. 2: Ruth Samnel/Yuke Yokoyama d. Rachel Grier/Sarah Kate Edwards 6-3, 3-6 (10-5).
BROOKSTONE 4, FPD 1
The Brookstone beat First Presbyterian 4-1.Tuesday at FPD
No. 1: Jonathan Dreelin (B) d. Brooks Hansen 7-5, 3-6 (10-8); No. 2: Jack Pease (B) d. Will Kennedy 6-0, 6-0; No. 3: Bryer Little (FPD) d. Miles McCluskey 6-3, 6-4.Doubles resultsNo. 1: Sahil Arora/Charles Pease (B) d. Malcolm Monan/Josh Wilson 6-1, 6-0; No. 2: Hal Mansour/Michael Umana (B) won by forfeit.
TRACK AND FIELD
HARRIS, SHAW WIN
The Harris County boys and the Shaw girls won the track and field meet Tuesday at Kinnett Stadium.
Shaw's Demarius Jackson was the high-point performer in the boys meet with 22 points, a half-point ahead of Lorenzo Smothers of Marion County.
Shaw's Thalia Sutherland was the high-point performer for the girls meet with 28 points, 3.5 ahead of teammate Dazieha Granby.
For full results, see this story at ledger-enquirer.com/sports
Tuesday at Kinnett
Boys--Harris County 132, Columbus 128, Shaw 114, Marion County 57, Kendrick 56, Brookstone 53.5, Jordan 52, Troup 25.5.
Girls--Shaw 186.5, Columbus 173, Brookstone 70, Harris County 55.5, Kendrick 52, Marion County 51, Jordan 15, Troup 12.