Arabia Mountain: The Rams have won four games in a row, including defeating Lithonia 5-3, Stephenson 10-4 and Miller Grove 10-0 in games April 6-7. Alfred Francis went 8 for 11 with eight RBIs in the three games. He had three hits and six RBIs and was the winning pitcher against Miller Grove, and was 4 for 4 with two RBIs in the win over Stephenson. Against Lithonia, Kenzel Bryant was the winning pitcher and had a no-hitter with five strikeouts through five innings. Offensively, Bryant had two hits and three RBIs while Tevin Martin also had two hits. Against Stephenson, Kendrick Elder was 3 for 4 with an RBI, Jordan Scott had two hits and three stolen bases, and Bryant had two hits and drove in two runs. Also, Zachary Hayden had a hit and two RBIs. T.J. Card and Scott each had two hits in the win over Miller Grove.
Dunwoody: The Wildcats went 2-2 April 2-4 against teams in Florida. Jared Martin, Chris Hale and Will Hudgins each had two hits and an RBI in a 14-1 win over McArthur. The Wildcats broke open the game with four runs in the fifth inning and six more in the sixth. James Cunningham earned the win, going four innings and allowing no earned runs and one hit while striking out four. Eric Yost pitched two innings and struck out five. Martin went 3 for 3, including a home run, with two RBIs in an 11-1 win over Hollywood Hills. James Farnell earned the win, allowing three hits and no earned runs while striking out five in four innings. The Wildcats loss to West Broward 6-4 and nationally ranked Nova 5-0. Charlie Madden, Zach Tonner and Farnell each had two hits in the loss to West Broward.
Redan: The Raiders defeated Cedar Grove 16-1 on April 7 in a non-region game. Brandon Baker pitched one inning and Kaderius Dorsey went two innings in the three-inning game. The Raiders improved to 12-5 overall.
Chamblee: Drew Henry pitched two innings of scoreless relief in a 4-3 loss to M.L. King. The Bulldogs trailed 4-0 after four innings but scored three runs in the fifth. Henry allowed one hit and struck out three.
Marist: The War Eagles lost to Mill Creek 9-6 on April 2 and did not play again until facing Douglass on April 9. Steven Taylor had three hits and Jackson Armstrong drove in two runs in the loss. Marist (8-9) fell behind 6-0 after three innings.
St. Pius: The Golden Lions swept Westminster 12-5 and 13-4 in a non-region double-header on March 31. Chad Mabini went 5 for 8 with five RBIs in the two games. Will Robertson had two hits and two RBIS, and was the winning pitcher in the opener. He pitched six innings and allowed two earned runs and a walk, and struck out seven. Aaron Avant added two hits and two RBIs in the second game. The Golden Lions were off during spring break and resumed their Region 5-AAA schedule on April 11 against Washington. The Golden Lions are 16-2-1 overall and in second place in the region at 8-1.
TRACK & FIELD
Peachtree Ridge Invitational, Suwanee
County athletes won seven individual and team events with the Decatur girls placing third among 14 teams. Miller Grove was the top county team in the boys meet, placing seventh among 14 teams. The county’s first-place finishers are. Boys—Miller Grove: Devante Provost, (high jump, 6-2); Ezkiel Lee (100 meters, 11.04; 200, 22.14); 4x100 relay. Decatur: Marlon Joyner (shot put, 45-9). Girls—Chamblee: Alyssa Felton (long jump, 1-6). Decatur: 4x400 relay.
Middle Georgia Invitational, Barnesville
Redan and Southwest DeKalb combined for 15 first-place finishes in the boys’ and girls’ meets. Redan placed second to Spalding, 167-132, and Southwest was fourth among six teams in the girls’ meet while Redan finished third and Southwest fourth in the boys’ event. Here are county’s first-place finishers. Boys—Southwest DeKalb: Malik Wheeler (800, 2:00.05; 1,600, 4:36.07); Christopher Morris (110 hurdles, 15.0). Also, Jacques Williams placed second in both the 800 and 1,600 for Southwest. Redan: Jamar Sims (300 hurdles, 40.17; long jump, 21-5); Deion Reid (discus, 123-7); 4x400 relay. Girls—Redan: India Hammond placed first in the 100 hurdles (15.01), the 300 hurdles (45.47) and the long jump (35-9). Crystal Gray won the 400 (58.32). The Raiders also won the 4x100 and 4x400 relays, and Nikkia Jefferson was second in both the 100 and 300 hurdles. Southwest DeKalb: Greciana Cooper won the 800 (2:18.01) and 1,600 (5:11.95).