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PREP ROUNDUP: Central softball, volleyball start season with wins

Denmark 14, Dawson County 1

Denmark’s softball team began its 2019 season with a lopsided win over Dawson County on Saturday. The Danes scored four runs in the first inning, with Jessie DeNardo, Kayla Smith and Ellery Campbell each singling in runs. Denmark scored 10 runs in the fourth, which secured a run-rule shorted win after four innings.

Taylor Gajdik pitched all four frames for Denmark, allowing one hit and striking out seven. Gajdik, DeNardo, Smith and Campbell all registered multi-hit performances at the plate. The Danes beat Fannin County on Tuesday night to move to 2-0 on the season.

Forsyth Central 9, Woodstock 5

Central jumped ahead of Woodstock early on Monday night, and although the Wolverines were able to make the game somewhat competitive, the Bulldogs never lost their lead and were able to secure their first win of 2019.

A two-RBI Bailey McCachren double put the Bulldogs (1-0) ahead in the first inning before Kristi Brower hit a bunt single to bring in Kendall Maynard to make it 3-0. Woodstock scored two in the bottom of the second to make it a one-run game, but Central scored in each of the next four frames and the Wolverines couldn’t keep up.

McCachren, Brower, Lauren Wall and Caraline Bryant each had two hits for the Bulldogs, with Brower totaling three RBIs. Brower also pitched the game’s first five innings and earned the win, allowing three earned runs and striking out one.

Peachtree Ridge 4, Forsyth Central 3

The Bulldogs jumped out to a 3-0 lead after two innings on Wednesday night, but the Lions scored four in the bottom of the third and held on for the one-run win. Lauren Wall and Bailey McCachren each had RBIs for Central. McCachren struck out five over three innings pitched.

Buford 4, Lambert 2

The Longhorns fell to the Wolves in their season opener on Wednesday. Lambert was able to score two runs in the sixth to cut the Buford lead in half, but could complete the comeback. Brooke Miller and Anna Jackson both went 1-for-3 with an RBI each. Miller took the loss in the circle, allowing two runs and striking out two over three innings.

South Forsyth 5, Creekview 3

The War Eagles won their first game under new head coach Leanne Brooks against the Bears on Wednesday, moving to 1-0 on the young season.

Mill Creek 8, West Forsyth 0

The Wolverines dropped their season opener against the Hawks on Wednesday.


Forsyth Central 3, Mountain View 0

The Bulldogs (1-0) began their season with a sweep of the Bears at home on Tuesday night, winning 25-16, 25-16, 25-15. Central compiled a total of 18 aces, with Emma Kiser and Kennedy Allemand each with five apiece. Malone Davis led the Bulldogs with seven kills, while Allemand and Faith Watson had five each.