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FRIDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Albany High baseball downs Monroe; Terrell Academy, Westwood baseball all win; Westover soccer teams roll Americus-Sumter

Photo by Danny Aller

Photo by Danny Aller

ALBANY -- The Albany baseball team used a combination of patience at the plate and speed on the bases to defeat Monroe, 19-3 in four innings on Friday night at Paul Eames Park.

The Indians took control of the game with a seven-run second inning as Quantavius Broussard and Shaquille Clark set the table at the top of the Indians' line-up with two hits each, while Albany's Josh Nolin and Devante Daniel had a combined 5 RBI. Carlton Dixon added 3 RBI.

Nolin was also the winning pitcher with six strikeouts in three innings of work.

After the win, which improved Albany to 4-1, Indians coach Charles Chatmon said that getting on base and stealing bases kept the pressure on the Tornadoes.

"We would get a man on base, steal a base, and then drive him in," Chatmon said.

The Indians' offense totaled 12 walks and nine stolen bases.

The Tornadoes' lone bright spot offensively was in the third inning when shortstop Demarcus Amos and Alvin Butler had back-to-back RBI doubles for the Tornadoes.

Amos finished a perfect 2-for-2 at the plate, while starting pitcher Willie Denard had three strikeouts in three innings of work.

Monroe coach Cecil Williams said that he needs better pitching and defense from his young team.

"Our ace pitcher is ineligible due to academics and our power-hitting first baseman is injured right now," he said. "I hope we get those two back on our team soon to help mentor our young guys. They were our veteran leadership."

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TERRELL ACADEMY BASEBALL 11, RANDOLPH SOUTHERN 1, (5):

DAWSON -- Following a season-opening 11-1 loss in five innings to Deerfield earlier this week, the Terrell Academy baseball team rebounded well Friday in its second game, blowing out Randolph Southern by the same score -- also in five innings.

Trey Goree was the winning pitcher, going four innings, giving up three hits and striking out six, while Daylon Blanton took the loss for the Patriots after lasting four innings. Terrell is now 1-1.

Logan Duckworth (2-for-2, triple, 3 RBI), Adam O'Hearn (1-for-2, HR, 3 RBI) and Chandler Freeman (2-for-3, RBI) provided the offense for Terrell, while no Randolph Southern batter had more than one hit.

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MILLER COUNTY BASEBALL 14, STEWART 2, (4):

The Pirates improved to 2-2 thanks to Jake Warren's impressive varsity debut. Warren, a freshman, pitched all four innings, struck out six and gave up just four hits. Caleb Cunningham (2-for-3, 3 runs scored, 3 RBI), Adrian Hayes (1-for-1, triple, 3 RBI) and Eddie Moore (2-for-3, run scored) led the way for Miller.

Miller's next game is Tuesday at home vs. Baconton, a local rival the Pirates haven't beaten in three years.

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WESTWOOD BASEBALL 6, SOUTHLAND 2:

Mason Worsham (4 IP, 3 hits) picked up the win for the Wildcats, who stayed perfect at 2-0.

Jake Edore and Douglas Nobles led the charge for Westwood, which broke open a 1-0 game in the third inning with a two-run double by Edore and an RBI single by Nobles.

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WESTOVER BOYS, GIRLS SOCCER TEAMS SWEEP AMERICUS:

AMERICUS -- The Westover boys and girls soccer teams rolled to a pair of wins Friday night against Region 1-AAA foe Americus-Sumter.

The girls won, 8-0, behind four goals from Mika Reid, two from Maggie Satterfield and one each from Tanisha Young and Katie Brown. Young, Satterfield and Sachi Daughety each had two assists, while Hope Johnson and Leslie Alvarez combined for the shutout in goal for Westover.

The Patriots won, 3-1,on goals from Ben Fowler, Sager Patel and Danny Brown, while Brown -- The Herald's reigning Player of the Year -- also had an assist. Corey Walter had three saves.

Westover's girls are now 2-3 overall, while the boys are 2-1-2.