Suwanee High School Sports Recap

Walsh's grand slam lifts Peachtree Ridge to a 7-6 win over Mill Creek Friday.



Sparked by Jared Walsh's third-inning grand slam, the Lions (12-8, 6-4) rallied from a 6-0 deficit Friday to beat visiting Mill Creek 7-6 in a 7-AAAAA contest and avenge Wednesday's loss to the Hawks.

Walsh, who went 2-for-3 at the plate with five RBI, accounted for five of the Lions' runs. Tripp Miller, Cooper Burdick and Steven Bowman each contributed a single. Miller also drove in a run.

Peachtree's Drew Coffey (2-0) was the winning pitcher, tossing 3 1/3 innings of scoreless relief. Walsh earned his first save of the season.

In the early innings, the game looked like it a repeat of the route fashioned by Mill Creek (12-5, 7-3) two days earlier when the Hawks won 11-1 in six innings. In that one, the Hawks put on a batting clinic with 12 hits, including eight for extra bases. Devin Bonin and Nick Tillman each homered for Mill Creek. Tillman also had a double and three runs batted in. Bonin added a double and three RBI


Peachtree Ridge (12-2) continued its dominance on the soccer field Friday with an impressive 4-1 win over Marist in a non-region contest.

Jeremy Rector scored two goals for the Lions and Chris Cook and Branden Green added one goal each.



Region 7-AAAAA rivals Collins Hill and Duluth (12-7, 7-6) split a pair of games last week with both teams winning on the road.

Charlie Padilla delivered a three-run homer on Wednesday as the Eagles held on for a 9-8 win.

Collins Hill's Morgan Ownbey went 3-for-4, and teammates Cameron Starling and John Topoleski contributed to the offense with two hits apiece.

Cameron Jones was the winning pitcher in relief while Starling earned the save.

Edward Willemse belted a three-run homer for the Wildcats. Eric Sutor and Alex Raffensperger contributed a pair of hits in a losing effort.

The roles were reversed two days later when Duluth’s John Clark delivered a clutch, two-run single in the top of the 10th to lift the Wildcats to a 10-8 extra-inning win. Clark's game-winner was just one of his three hits.

When he wasn't knocking the cover off the ball, Clark was whiffing Collins Hill's batters. He was the winning pitcher in five innings of solid relief work, in which he struck out four and surrendered only three hits without allowing a Collins Hill batter to cross home plate.

Willemse added two hits and three RBIs for Duluth (12-6, 7-5). Jimmy Shea and Charlie Padilla led Collins Hill with three hits apiece. Blake Pulliam, Nate Williams and Brandon McKeen each added two hits.



North Gwinnett split a pair of games with Region 7-AAAAA foe Norcross. The Blue Devils won 6-3 on Wednesday before North rallied from a 3-0 deficit to win 7-2 on the road on Friday.

In Friday's game, North (8-9, 4-6) rallied for four runs in the fifth inning and added three more in the sixth to clinch the victory. Connor Jenkins and Seth Bancroft each drove in three runs for the Bulldogs. Cole Willoughby added an RBI double.

Ken Gustafson April 10, 2011 at 12:46 PM
The Collins Hill Lady Eagles Soccer Team fell to Walton 2-0, but the Boys defeated the Raiders 3-0. Emmanuel Raji scored 2 goals for the Eagles and Eli Carrasco scored 1.


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