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PREP ROUNDUP: Slaton delivers game-winning hit for North baseball
A recap of Forsyth high school sports from Wednesday
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Forsyth County News


Forsyth Central 11, Osborne 0, 5 inns.

The Bulldogs snapped a three game losing streak with a Region 7-AAAAA victory Wednesday on the road.

Central improved to 6-7 overall and 4-3 in the region.

Logan Howard was dominant for the Bulldogs, allowing just one hit and no runs while striking out eight in a five-inning complete game performance.

Parker Beiderer, Michael Branigan and Jeffrey Rous each had two hits for Central.

Lambert 6, Alpharetta 2

The Longhorns stayed perfect this season with a Region 6-AAAAAA victory Wednesday on the road.

Lambert improved to 10-0 overall and 2-0 in the region.

Longhorns senior Dylan Biumi earned the win with four strong innings. Senior Thomas Kubiak pitched 2 1/3 innings of relief to get the save.

Junior Jeremy Johnson led Lambert at the plate with two hits and two RBIs, while JD Dutka, Ian Kimbrell and Trey Logan each drove in a run.

Johns Creek 5, South Forsyth 1

The War Eagles lost their fifth straight with a Region 6-AAAAAA loss Wednesday on the road.

South fell to 3-7 overall and 0-1 in the region.

Will Foy got the loss despite allowing just four hits and three runs, none earned, in five innings. Foy struck out two.

Alec Kliphouse had two hits and drove in South’s only run, while Jordan McGriff and Michael Strait each went 1-for-3.

North Forsyth 3, Chattahoochee 2

Zac Slaton’s walk-off single gave the Raiders a thrilling Region 6-AAAAAA victory Wednesday at home.

North improved to 7-4 overall and 1-1 in the region.

With the game tied and a man on in the bottom of the seventh, Slaton hit a sharp single to drive in Griffin Caracciolo with the game-winning run.

Brant Stark added a double and RBI.

Jacob Cherry got the win with an impressive complete-game performance, allowing five hits and two runs, one earned, over seven innings while striking out four.

West Forsyth 11, Centennial 0, 5 inns.

The Wolverines extended their winning streak to eight games with a Region 6-AAAAAA win Wednesday on the road.

West improved to 9-1 overall and 1-0 in the region.

Johnny Cassandra got the win, allowing just one hit over five innings while striking out six.

Alec Wilson led the Wolverines at the plate going 3-for-4 with two home runs and six RBIs.

Chris Cullen, Mason McWorter, Josh Tate and Cassandra each had two hits.


South defeats Central

The Lady War Eagles won a non-region match Wednesday at Sugar Hill.

Freshman Minji Kang led South with a 1-over 37. Freshman Amanda Jackson shot a 47, while freshman Devlin Sirna shot a 52.

Sophomore Hannah Walker led Central with a 44.


West Forsyth 153, Creekview 156

The Wolverines got a close win Wednesday in a non-region match at Echelon Golf Club.

West improved to 3-0.

Connor Pollman led the Wolverines with a 36. Dru Adams and Robert Shaw each shot a 38, and Drew Ridings shot a 41.


North Forsyth 14, Duluth 5

The Raiders won their second straight Wednesday with a non-area victory at home.

North improved to 3-8 overall. The Raiders are 0-4 in Area 3-AAAAAA.

Chase Chapman led North with five goals and an assist. Patrick Scales had four goals and two assists, Jack Connaughton had two goals, three assists and a team-high eight ground balls, while JT Powers and Colin O’Connor each had a goal.

Goalkeeper Tucker Bradey had eight saves.


Pinecrest Academy 2, Holy Innocents’ 1 (OT)

Stephane Rivard delivered in the second overtime to give the Paladins a crucial Region 8-A victory Wednesday on the road.

Pinecrest improved to 6-2 overall and 4-1 in the region.

Down 1-0 for most of the game, Logan Hamilton evened the game with a goal in the 77th minute with an assist from Rico Victoria.

Rivard provided the game-winner with just 25 seconds left in the second overtime to give Pinecrest a win over the No. 7-ranked Bears.


Pace Academy 4, Pinecrest Academy 1

The Paladins dropped a Region 8-A match Wednesday on the road.

Adam Rocko won 8-5 at No. 1 singles for Pinecrest’s only point of the match.