River Ridge beat Etowah 2-0 on Thursday in a pitchers’ duel that saw both teams combine for a total of five hits.
The win snapped a three-game losing streak for River Ridge (4-4), while Etowah (2-6) lost after two straight wins.
Carson Bell picked up the win, pitching three innings and allowing two hits, no walks and striking out two. Kyle Shaull picked up a four-inning save, allowing no hits, no walks and striking out five.
Jordan Robinson’s single to left field in the top of the second scored Mason Port for the first run of the game. Hayden Duffield’s single the following inning scored J.D. Reddiger, which was all the run support the River Ridge pitchers needed.
For Etowah, Athan Ribley finished 1-for-3, while Will Hockman was 1-for-2.
Sequoyah 9, Chattahoochee 8 (8 inn.): Austin Tienda capped a near-perfect night by drawing a walk-off walk to help Sequoyah win the second game of a doubleheader on the road.
Tienda finished 3-for-3 with a triple, three runs scored, three RBIs and three walks for Sequoyah (6-4).
Hunter Long was 2-for-5 with a double, run scored and two RBIs, while Jack Sanders was 1-for-4 with one run scored and two RBIs.
T.J. Murphy pitched four innings, allowing three hits, one earned run, one walk and striking out seven. Ryder Moye picked up the win in his one inning of work, allowing no hits and striking out two.
Sequoyah 9, Chattahoochee 8: Sequoyah won the first game of the doubleheader on a two-run walk-off home run from sophomore Kinksey Thomas.
Cole Noeller pitched four innings, allowing one run, three hits, two walks and striking out six.
Austin Tienda finished 2-for-4 with a double and triple at the plate.
Cherokee 8, Marietta 0: The Warriors scored all their runs in the first few innings, but it was the combined efforts of four pitchers who no-hit Marietta on the road.
It was the second win in a row for Cherokee (4-1).
Cameron Stroop earned the win, striking out eight in four innings. He was followed by Ed Manke, Chase Meyer and Michael Jarvis, who each pitched one inning.
Tyler Presnell got the scoring started in the top of the second with a two-run home run, which drove in Cody Montgomery, who was 2-for-2 with two doubles, one run scored and three RBIs. Montgomery drove in Nate Courtwright and Carson Mynatt in the top of the fourth to extend the lead to 8-0, and the Warriors’ pitchers took over from there.
Lex Kinney finished 3-for-4 with an RBI, while Mynatt was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI.
Woodstock 2, North Forsyth 1: David Smigelski’s walk-off double in the bottom of the eighth inning scored Cooper Torres to win the game for Woodstock at home.
Torres’ leadoff triple set the stage for Smigelski’s game-winner as the Wolverines (7-1) won their sixth game in a row.
Torres finished 2-for-4 with one run scored, while Smigelski was 1-for-3 with a walk and his RBI. D.J. Fevola finished 2-for-3, while Cameron Douglas, Preston Gunnell, Griffin Peck and Christian Presier each finished with one hit.
Blake Aita pitched six innings, allowing five hits, one earned run, three walks and striking out six. Garrett Goblish earned the win, recording the final two outs of the game.