Carson Bell picked up the win and drove in the first run of the game in River Ridge’s 9-2 win over Sprayberry on Thursday.

Carson Bell drove in the first run of the game and also picked up the win as River Ridge beat Sprayberry 9-2 on Thursday night in the second game of a doubleheader.

It was the fifth consecutive win for River Ridge (9-7, 5-1 Region 6AAAAAA), while Sprayberry (2-11, 2-4) dropped its third straight.

At the plate, Bell finished 1-for-3 with a double, run and an RBI. On the mound, he pitched four innings, allowing three hits, one earned run, one walk and striking out four.

Mason Port finished 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored, while Connor Donaldson was 1-for-2 a double and two RBIs.

River Ridge 4, Sprayberry 2: Sprayberry outhit River Ridge 8-4, but a three-run sixth inning helped the Knights to a come-from-behind victory in the first game of Thursday night’s doubleheader.

Carson Bell’s sacrifice fly drove in Seba Lopez to tie the game at 2-all before Taylor Harris gave the Knights the lead with an RBI double driving home Andrew Neubert.

Jared Woodward picked up the win, pitching five innings and allowing six hits, one earned run, no walks and striking out six. Bell picked up the save, pitching one inning, allowing no hits and striking out one.

Creekview 3, Sequoyah 2: John Zarzycki pitched six innings, allowing five hits, two earned runs, three walks while striking out six to earn the win for the Grizzlies.

The win moved Creekview (3-5, 2-1) to over .500 in Region 6AAAAAA, snapping a five-game winning streak for Sequoyah (9-4, 1-1).

Wade Bowar drove in Kyle Johnson in the bottom of the third to score the first run of the game for Creekview, and the Grizzlies added one more later in the inning when Grant Anderson drove in Mason Gentry with a sacrifice fly.

Zarzycki’s double in the bottom of the fifth scored Easton Sears and gave Creekview the final run it needed to hold off Sequoyah.

Colin Koprowski and Josiah Collado each finished 1-for-2 with an RBI for Sequoyah.

Roswell 4, Cherokee 2 (8 inn.): Cherokee held a 2-0 lead entering the final inning, but Roswell scored twice in the seventh and twice more in the eighth as the Warriors lost in extra innings.

It was the second straight loss for Cherokee (7-4, 0-1 Region 4AAAAAA).

Carson Mynatt finished 2-for-3 with a double, walk and a run scored for the Warriors, while Adam Dorn finished 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.

Max Eichenberger earned a no-decision after pitching 6 2/3 innings, allowing four hits, two walks, two earned runs and striking out four.


Etowah 5, Walton 4 (9 inn.): The Eagles scored once in the top of the seventh to send the game to extras, and once more in the top of the ninth to earn the come-from-behind win on the road in their Region 4AAAAAAA opener.

The win snapped a two-game losing streak for Etowah, while Walton dropped its third straight game.

Taydan DeVargas doubled home Cole Ellis to tie the game in the top of the seventh before Carson Kirby drove in Michael Straub in two innings later to give Etowah its first lead of the game.

Walton outhit Etowah 10-7, but Nicholas Angelakos, Adam Metivier and Michael Sharman combined to pitch nine innings for the Eagles, allowing four earned runs and striking out five. Angelakos picked up the win, pitching the final two innings and allowing two hits and one walk.

DeVargas finished 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI, while Ellis finished 2-for-4 with two runs scored.

River Ridge 7, Allatoona 6: The Knights scored twice in the top of the seventh and held Allatoona scoreless in the bottom half to earn the victory on the road.

Taylor Harris finished 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored, while Mason Port was 2-for-4 with a double, run scored and two RBIs. Connor Donaldson finished 2-for-4 with an RBI.

Austin Clark picked up the win in relief, pitching 1 2/3 innings, allowing no hits, one walk and striking out two. Carson Bell picked up the save, pitching a perfect bottom of the seventh while striking out two.

Sequoyah 8, South Cobb 7: Both teams combined for 21 hits, but the Chiefs were able to get the final outs when they needed them as they earned the Region 6AAAAAA win on the road.

Jaden Mitchell’s triple in the top of the sixth inning sparked a three-run rally, which gave Sequoyah the lead after South Cobb had scored four in the previous inning.

Austin Tienda finished 1-for-1 with two runs scored and three walks, while Colin Koprowski and Porter Burns each went 2-for-4 with a run scored.

Jared McRoberts picked up the win for Sequoyah, pitching the final 2 1/3 innings, allowing no hits, one unearned run, two walks and striking out seven.


Sequoyah 6, South Forsyth 5 (12 inn.): Austin Tienda’s line drive to right field scored Jaden Mitchell and gave Sequoyah the walk-off victory in the bottom of the 12th.

The hit capped a big night for Tienda, who finished 3-for-6 with a double, four RBIs and a stolen base.

Aaron Hupp finished 3-for-5 with a double, one run and two RBIs as he and Tienda tallied every hit in the game for Sequoyah.

T.J. Murphy picked up the win, pitching the final three innings and allowing no hits, no runs and striking out five.

Allatoona 3, Creekview 2 (8 inn.): Allatoona scored one run in the top of the eighth and Creekview was unable to answer in the bottom of the frame as the Grizzlies lost at home.

Mason Hicks finished 2-for-2 with two walks, while Grant Anderson was 2-for-4 with a double and one run scored for the Grizzlies. Kyle Johnson finished 1-for-2 with two walks, and John Zarzycki was 1-for-3 with an RBI.

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