MONDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Knights rebound with win

Banks Kinslow's three-run homer helped Deerfield beat Westfield 7-1 Monday

Banks Kinslow's three-run homer helped Deerfield beat Westfield 7-1 Monday

The Deerfield-Windsor baseball team shut out Citizens Christian, 10-0, in five innings Monday. Knights coach Rod Murray saw the win as the perfect bounce-back game after his squad lost, 6-4, Saturday against Glenwood (Ala.).

"This was probably one of our more solid outings as a team," said Murray, whose team is 10-3. "Everybody communicated, and coming off spring break, we wanted a strong outing, and that's what we got (Monday)."

Winning pitcher Banks Kinslow pitched a one hitter, striking out four. Kinslow also went 1-for-3, followed by Michael Matthews (2-for-3, two RBI), Rhett Cooper (1-for-3, two RBI), Matt Moree (1-for-3), Gil Gillispie (3-for-3, double, three RBI) and Michael Laslie who had a single.


DWS SIXTH: The Knights scored a 338 in a tourney hosted by Macon's Stratford Academy. Josh Crews scored a 79, followed by Hunter Brooks and John Leach with an 86 each, and John Cole with an 87.

"We played at Idle Hour Club, and that's a very tough course," Knights coach Gordy Gruhl said. "It's the first time our guys played there, and it was their first match after spring break. It wasn't a bad performance, but we've got to start getting our scores down because it's getting that time."

Southland was seventh with a 344.


MONROE DOMINATES: The Monroe boys and girls track team won the Bibb County/Alvin J. Copeland Invitational this past weekend.

Sir Paul Jones won the high jump, along with the 300 and 110 hurdles events, and was named MVP of the track competition. Anthony Surten, who won the discus, was MVP in field events. Meanwhile, teammate Donquavious Hill won the 200 and 400, and the 4x100 (Dominique Reid, Hill, Frederick Polite, Jones) placed first as did the 4x400 (Hill, Alexander Hunt, Polite, Jones).

Mimieux Land won the girls high jump and triple jump, and Alexandria Childs was second in the discus. Lakeisha Jackson was first in the 100 and 300 hurdle events, and Maikea Davis was second in the 200. Destinee Collins won the 800, as did the 4x100 (Alanesha McFarland, Davis, Jackson, Land) 4x400 (Collins, Davis, Land, Ashley Johnson).