Prep Roundup: Cherokee softball sweeps
by Tribune staff reports
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Cherokee started the day Saturday with a 13-4 victory over Cass, then beat Thomas County Central 6-1.

The Lady Warriors (5-4) took a 6-0 lead following the top of the third inning, only to see Cass get back into the game with two runs in the bottom of the third and fourth. Cherokee finally put the game away with three runs in the fifth and four more in the sixth.

Alise Hooks drove in four runs on four hits for the Lady Warriors.

Autumn Bible earned the win. She allowed four runs on four hits, a walk and struck out five over 3 1/3 innings of work.

In the second game, Thomas County Central scored first with a run in the top of the first. Cherokee evened the score in the bottom of the inning before pulling away with two runs in the third and three in the fourth.

Katy Stamey drove in four runs for Cherokee. She singled in the first and hit a triple in the fourth.

Kindell Reeves earned the win after pitching six innings. She allowed no runs, while walking three.

Etowah drops pair: The Lady Eagles were on the losing side of a pair of one-run games.

Etowah lost to Heard County 2-1 after giving up a run in the bottom of the sixth. Maddie Billings struck out 11 batters for Etowah, but Heard County took advantage of a late error to push the winning run across the plate.

Emma Erwin drove in the lone run for Etowah.

The second game saw Etowah fall 5-4 to Kennesaw Mountain.

Skylar Wallace went 2-for-3 for the Lady Eagles, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a two-run homer by the Lady Mustangs’ Madi Lewis.

Erwin also drove in two runs for Etowah, while Payton Curtis drove in one with an RBI double.

Creekview claims two wins: The Lady Grizzlies used four runs in the second and fourth innings to secure a 10-2 victory over North Cobb.

Casee Disharoon led the way with four RBIs on two hits, including a double.

Bethany Hyde got the win for Creekview. She allowed two runs on six hits and three walks. She also struck out seven.

In the second game, a 5-0 win over Heritage-Catoosa, Creekview waited until the sixth inning to get its offense going. The Lady Grizzlies pushed five runs across the plate in the frame.

Amy Vetula led the way with three, driving in a run in the sixth.

Gracie Dorr earned the win after six scoreless innings of work. She gave up just two hits while striking out three.

CROSS COUNTRY

Missing three of its top five runners, the Creekview girls survived hot conditions on a hilly course, but they still managed to finish third Saturday at the Pickens Preview in Jasper.

Among the teams the Lady Grizzlies outlasted were county rivals Cherokee and Sequoyah.

Individually, Lauren Wallin finished seventh with a personal-record time of 21 minutes, 21 seconds. Also finishing in the top 30 were Dara Staton, Bella Thomas, Kennedy Cator, and Molly Morris.

In the boys race, Creekview placed fourth, despite missing key runners Brennan Garriques and Elliott Conrad.

Nick Turano led the Grizzlies, crossing the line in 13th at 18:02. Grant Slater (18:14) was 19th, while Zac Cantrell (18:38), Ryan Camp (18:55) and Chris Oswald (19:07) also contributed.

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