TUESDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: DWS boys win region title (UPDATES: corrects SGA's Danny Doster's first name, Mason Worsham plays for Westwood; attributes Terrell Academy quote to coach Ashley Walker)

Photo by Scott Chancey

Photo by Scott Chancey

ALBANY -- The Deerfield-Windsor boys tennis team won the GISA Region 3-AAA tournament Tuesday and advances to the team state tournament April 28 in Augusta. The DWS girls finished second. Only the top team advances.

DWS will send both girls doubles teams to the individual state tournament Monday in Macon. The top four singles and top four doubles teams advanced to the individual state tournament.

DWS' No.1 doubles team of Sarah Kitchen and Hope Kitchen finished third in the region, and the DWS No. 2 doubles team of Sara Barge and Mary Virginia Hogan finished fourth.

DWS qualified two singles players and both doubles teams for Monday's boys individual state tournament. Tyler Mason finished fourth at No. 1 singles, and Reid Wright was third in No. 2 singles. DWS' No. 1 doubles team of Kevin Cheshire and Robert Newsome finished second, and No. 2 doubles team of Matthew Jones and Nasser Rizvi finished third.

Southland will send both doubles teams and No. 1 singles player Andrew Carroll, who was second, to the boys individual state tournament. Southland's No. 1 team of Sachin Kothari and Ryan Singley won the region title and No. 2 doubles team Kyle Crew and Bennett Sower finished fourth.

Southland's No. 1 girls doubles team of Sara Catherine Parker and Caylee Hammock won the region title to advance to the individual state tournament.

WESTOVER 5, MONROE 0: Westover won easily to complete its regular season at 10-4. Matthew Cannon beat Charles Fulton, 8-0, Edwin Bell defeated Matthew Parker, 9-7, and Kyle Ryer beat Dominique Lumpkin, 8-0 in singles. Westover's doubles team of Garrett Hogencamp and Mason Murphy beat Brandon Truitt and Aric Cuffey, 8-3 in the only doubles match.



SGA belted three home runs and Carson Ray (4 IP, 4 runs, 5 hits and 4 Ks) and Jamie Barton (3 IP, 1 run, 1 hit, 3 Ks) pitched the Warriors to victory. Danny Doster hit two homers and drove in three runs, Taylor Tabb homered, doubled and drove in three runs for SGA (7-3). Austin Boyd had two hits and two RBI and Weston Lee had two hits and scored three runs for the Warriors.

Mason Worsham of Westwood also homered.

SGA plays next Tuesday against Tiftarea.



It took just three innings for Baconton to win its ninth Region 1-A game as 11 different players from Baconton scored in the one-sided game. Bo Tipler pitched and gave up one hit while striking out six and not allowing a walk. Tipler also scored twice. John Davis doubled, singled, walked and scored three times, and Josh Davis doubled and singled, scored three times and drove in two runs. Chance Thompkins also had two hits for Baconton (15-3, 9-1).



Clay Wyatt went 2-for-4 and drove in four runs, and John Schramm went 2-for-3 for Sherwood (3-4, 1-3 in Region 3-AA).

"We had five errors,'' said Sherwood coach Alan McWilliams, who was upset with the loss. "When they score runs like that (five unearned runs) you don't put yourself in a good position. We just keep giving the games away, and not making routine plays and not adjusting at the plate.''



Crisp scored in the bottom of the 10th inning on a passed ball to edge TAE. Lance Shernisky hit a home run, Colby Blackburn went 3-for-4 and drove in a run, and Hogan Skandamis went 2-for-5 for the Eagles (9-6, 3-1 in Region 3-A).

"I've been coaching 10 years and this is probably the most exciting stressful ball game I've ever been a part of. This was a hard-fought ball game by both teams," TAE coach Ashley Walker said. "We played very well, and I thought Crisp played very well. We just couldn't capitalize when we needed to, and Crisp caught a break and capitalized on it to win the game.''




Lacey Kincheloe scored three goals, Anna Matthew scored two goals and Emily Murphy and Kayla Hatcher scored once for DWS (6-2-1).

SHERWOOD BOYS SOCCER 1, WESTFIELD 1, SHERWOOD GIRLS SOCCER 2, TIFTAREA 0: SCA's boys tied Westfield on Steven Cannady's goal and is now 1-5-1 for the season. Mary Margaret Charles and Katie Foster scored goals for SCA's girls, and Samantha Scoggins recorded her seventh shutout of the season for Sherwood (8-9, 2-2 in Region 3-AA).


COCHRAN -- Darton's softball team split a pair of games on the road aganst Middle Georgia on Tuesday, winning the opener 4-3 with a run in the top of the seventh, and but the Lady Cavaliers made eight errors and allowed nine unearned runs and lost the nightcap 9-0 in five innings.

Lindsey Croft went the distance to win the opener, and Darton pushed the winning run across in the seventh when Alex Cooper led off with a double and Kari Barnes drove her home with a one-out double.

The loss in the nightcap hurt because Middle Georgia is in first place in the conference with an 8-2 record and Darton (21-15 overall) is in second place with a 6-4 record. A win in the nightcap would have forged a tie for first place.

Darton plays ABAC today in a non-conference doubleheader on the road, and then plays ABAC on Thursday in Albany in a doubleheader on Thursday ( 4 p.m and 6 p.m.) in games that count in the conference standings.