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PREP ROUNDUP: Forsyth Central baseball gets first win of season

Forsyth Central's baseball team picked up its first win of the season Monday, hammering 11 hits in a 5-2 win against Cartersville.

Junior John Goodrow led the Bulldogs at the plate, finishing 3 for 4 with two RBIs, while junior AJ Fiechter and senior Luke Owens each collected two hits. 

Junior Will Robbins got the win for Central, whiffing seven batters across 3 1/3 innings and giving up two runs — one earned — on three hits. 

The Bulldogs (1-1) have their home opener at 5:55 p.m. Wednesday against Northview.

South Forsyth 12, North Atlanta 2

South Forsyth scored scored five runs in the sixth inning Monday to trigger a mercy-rule win against North Atlanta, 12-2.

The War Eagles slugged 13 hits and were led by multi-hit efforts from juniors Jacob Bateman, Gehrig Frei, Max Henry, and sophomore Ryan Becker. Bateman collected three RBIs, scoring once and drawing a walk from atop South's leadoff spot. Frei also drove in two runs, as did junior Mitchell Thompson. 

Junior Jack D'Amico earned the win after tossing five innings of one-run ball — zero earned — striking out six batters and giving up four hits across five innings. 

The War Eagles (2-1) will host Creekview at 5:55 p.m. Wednesday.

Pinecrest Academy 6, Riverside Military Academy 3

Pinecrest won its home opener Monday, 6-3, against Riverside Military Academy. 

Junior Connor Amitin went 2 for 3 with two RBIs and a run scored to lead the Paladins at the plate, while senior Trip Hochman also drove in a pair of runs, finishing 1 for 1 and collecting one of Pinecrest's seven walks. 

Senior Sawyer Huffstetler earned the win, pitching five innings of three-run ball — two earned — while striking out six and giving up four hits. Huffstetler also went 1 for 2 and the plate, scoring two time and walking twice.

Pinecrest (1-0) will host Mount Vernon at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Mill Creek 5, Lambert 1

Lambert took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning Monday but couldn't make it stick, as the Longhorns were outscored 5-0 by Mill Creek across the final six frames. 

Junior Braden Bamburowski drove home sophomore Parker Brosius in the opening frame when Mill Creek second baseman Bryce Sarazen misplayed a ground ball. Brosius, who swiped third base before scoring, had one of Lambert's four hits on the afternoon. Seniors Jack Fergusson, Blake Hyman, and junior Jack Stewart also collected one hit for the Longhorns.

Bamburowski pitched three innings of four-run ball, giving up four hits, walking three and striking out two. Sophomore Justin Haskins and junior Blake Bolen combined for four innings of one-run relief, with zero earned.

Lambert (2-2) won in walkoff fashion Saturday, 8-7, against Marist and will host Blessed Trinity at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday.