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PREP ROUNDUP: Denmark volleyball earns first two wins; softball takes first region victory
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VOLLEYBALL

Chattahoochee 2, Forsyth Central  0

The Bulldogs fell to the Cougars 25-17, 25-21 on Monday, their third loss of the season.

Pace Academy 2, Forsyth Central 0

The Knights defeated Central 25-10, 25-21, dropping the Bulldogs to 3-4 overall.

North Forsyth at North Hall

The Raiders took two close losses at North Hall High School on Tuesday, falling just short against North Hall (21-25, 20-25) and Gainesville (20-25, 25-18, 10-15). North has a 2-3 record heading into the Coal Mountain Classic on Saturday.

Denmark at Johns Creek

The Danes took their first two wins of the season on Tuesday, defeating Mount Pisgah Christian and Johns Creek 2-0 to improve to 3-4 on the season.

Jackson County 2, Pinecrest 0

The Paladins dropped their first game of the season on Tuesday, losing to the Panthers 25-12, 25-6.

South at Alpharetta

The War Eagles split their two-game slate at Alpharetta High School on Tuesday, taking a 2-0 win over River Ridge (25-15, 25-20) and falling 2-0 against Alpharetta (15-25, 13-25). South now stands at 6-3 overall.

SOFTBALL

Forsyth Central 10, Norcross 2

The Bulldogs scored all 10 of their runs in the first three innings against the Blue Devils on Tuesday, ultimately taking a shortened win after five innings to move to 3-2 overall. Sydney Moroney went 3-for-4 with three RBIs, and Bailey McCachren brought in three more with a 1-for-3 performance at the plate. Moroney, McCachren and Kristi Brower combined for all five innings pitched, with Moroney earning the win.

Denmark 12, Blessed Trinity 0

The Danes earned their first Region 7-4A win of the season on Tuesday, downing the Titans in four innings to remain undefeated at 5-0 overall.  Denmark broke out for six runs in the second and fourth innings, with the latter frame ending the game early. Kiersten Bell scored Denmark’s first run in the second with a solo home run to left, and completed her day 2-for-2 with two runs scored. Jessie DeNardo and Ellery Campbell brought in three runs each. In the circle, Taylor Gajdik earned the win, allowing two hits and striking out one over four innings.

Lambert 4, Union County 1

The Longhorns played a tight game against the Panthers on Wednesday, but fell behind 1-0 in the third. Lambert scored four runs in the game’s last two innings to take the comeback win. Sydney Walker scored Madison Todd on sacrifice fly to tie the game, and a bases-loaded walk to Lindsey Nelson gave the Longhorns their first lead at 2-1 at the end of the fifth. B Miller added a two-run home run in the bottom half of the sixth to secure the win. Lambert pitchers Kirsten Cowart, Courtney Sauer, Brooke Miller and Kaley Varner combined for just one hit allowed and six strikeouts. The Longhorns improved to 2-3 overall with the win.

North Forsyth 3, Union County 0

The Raiders shut out the Panthers in their first game of Wednesday afternoon, with Hailey Mize tossing a three-hit, complete game shutout, striking out three. At the plate, Mize, Ashleigh Grace and Mallorie Black each had an RBI each.

North Gwinnett 9, North Forsyth 6

North Forsyth got off to a fast start in its contest against North Gwinnett, with back-to-back home runs from Hailey Mize and Abby Martin scoring four runs in the first inning. The Bulldogs responded with a home run of their own in the bottom half to cut the Raiders’ lead in half, and although North Forsyth took their four-run lead back in the second, a six-run bottom of the fourth for North Gwinnett sealed the game and handed the Raiders their first loss of the 2019 season.