West Forsyth’s pitching staff logged its second combined no-hitter Friday, as the Wolverines blanked Troup County 3-0.
Senior Luke Cartenuto earned the win after tossing four innings of hitless ball, striking out five and walking one. Senior Blake Whitfield added three innings of perfect relief, needing just 35 pitches to get through three innings, striking out six.
Junior Cason Boldt started the scoring in the second inning when his single paired with a Troup County throwing error allowed senior Miller Jones to score.
Junior Drew Southern singled home senior Wyatt Crowell in the fourth inning, then Cartenuto helped his cause in the fifth, singling home Whitfield.
The Wolverines (3-1) played Saturday at LakePoint in a doubleheader against Marietta and Chattachoochee in Emerson. The Wolverines will play Denmark at 5 p.m. at LakePoint.
North Forsyth 3, Ola 1
Senior Anthony DiMola allowed just two hits and struck out eight batters across 5 1/3 innings Friday as North Forsyth handed Ola its first loss of the season, 3-1.
Ola’s only run came in the sixth inning, when the Mustangs scored on an error by third baseman Garrett Staton. Freshman Casen Engert and senior Garrett Sagro combined to pitch 1 2/3 innings of hitless relief.
Sophomore Tyler Triche led the Raiders at the plate, finishing 3 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored. Senior Garrett Staton socked a solo home run in the third inning and junior Michael Sills drove in North’s other run on an RBI single plating Triche.
The Raiders (2-2) played in a doubleheader Saturday at LakePoint against Walton and Tift County.
South Forsyth 9, Wheeler 6
South Forsyth offense kept rolling Friday, as the War Eagles handed Wheeler a 9-6 loss.
Junior Mitchell Thompson went 3 for 4 at the plate, driving in two runs, while juniors Jacob Bateman and Gehrig Frei finished 2 for 3.
Junior Conor Finegan picked up the win, striking out six batters over three innings.
The War Eagles (3-1) had an away doubleheader Saturday against Lee County and Locust Grove.
Lambert 10, North Forsyth 0
Lambert used seven first-half goals to take a commanding lead into halftime Friday, then scored three more in the second half to lead the Longhorns past North Forsyth, 10-0.
Senior Madison Haugen, sophomore Chloe Pendleton, senior Ellie Christensen and Katelyn Castelli each scored two goals. Senior Sydney Hennessey and junior Emerson Zimmerman scored one goal each. Haugen added three assists, while Hennessey chipped in two assists.
The Longhorns (4-0, 1-0 Region 5-7A) will host South Forsyth at 6 p.m. Tuesday, while North Forsyth (1-2-1) will host Forsyth Central at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Milton 0 (4), Forsyth Central 0 (3)
Milton and Forsyth Central played to a scoreless tie after two halves and overtime Friday, but the Eagles prevailed in penalty kicks, 4-3.
The Bulldogs (1-3, 0-1 Region 5-7A) will travel to North Forsyth at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Lambert 7, North Forsyth 0
Junior Dylan Nadiak scored what proved to be the game-winning goal 30 seconds into Lambert’s game Friday, as the Longhorns blanked North Forsyth 7-0.
Freshman Tyler Nadiak added two goals of his own, while sophomore Nick Trinh, junior Julian Cuervo, sophomore Sean Renz and junior Yeonsung Lee each scored one goal. Lee assisted on three of Lambert’s goals.
Lambert (5-0, 1-0 Region 5-7A) will host South Forsyth at 8 p.m. Tuesday, while North Forsyth hosts Forsyth Central at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Forsyth Central 3, Milton 1
Forsyth Central used a couple of second-half goals to pull past Milton on Friday in its region opener, 3-1.
The Bulldogs (4-0, 1-0 Region 5-7A) will travel to North Forsyth at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Wesleyan 13, Pinecrest 2
Pinecrest dropped its season opener Friday, 13-2, to Wesleyan.
The Paladins (0-1) will travel to Holy Innocents Episcopal at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.