WEDNESDAY'S/THURSDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Sherwood's Hood blasts 3 HRs in rout of Open Bible; Deerfield boys soccer scores landmark win vs. Tattnall

Photo by Danny Aller

Photo by Danny Aller

The Sherwood baseball team routed Open Bible on Thursday behind a staggering three home runs from star Zane Hood, who hit his first, second and third dinger of the season all in the same game to finish 3-for-3 with 8 RBI.

Josh Holwick was 2-for-3 with 2 RBI and Clay Wyatt was 2-for-3 with 2 RBI as the Eagles improved to 2-1 overall.

They host Tiftarea today at 4:30 p.m.



For the first time in two years, the Knights shut a team out -- and what a shutout win this was, coming against the state power Trojans.

Deerfield's Trey Puckett -- the football team's heroic placekicker who nailed the game-winner in the semis against Mount de Sales to send DWS to the state finals and eventually the state title -- led the way with two goals, followed by one each from Sriram Gadde, Collin Dennis and Jonathan Jones .

Don Scozzari posted the shutout in goal as DWS improved to 2-4 overall.

"It was a massive, massive step in the right direction," DWS coach Aly Joslin said. "It's amazing how far they've come."



ALBANY -- Westover's baseball team defeated Miller County, 4-3, on Wednesday afternoon at Paul Eames Park in a battle of two Southwest Georgia teams.

The game was tied, 1-1, in the bottom of the second inning when Westover's Kel Miller drove in Justin Strosnider and David Kemp with a base hit up the middle for a 3-1 Pats lead.

The Pirates added two runs in the top of the third inning off Strosnider, who started for Westover, knotting the score up at 3-3. The Patriots answered with what proved to be the game-winning run in their half of the third inning after a triple by Nick Lane that one-hopped the outfield wall, followed by an RBI single by Strosnider.

Miller relieved Strosnider in the fourth and held the Pirates' offense in check the rest of the game to finish off the victory. A bunt attempt by the Pirates in the top of the seventh was turned into a rally-killing double play by Miller. The Patriots improved to 7-2, while the Pirates fell to 5-6.



LEESBURG -- The Lee County girls soccer team stomped Westover late Tuesday, 10-0, in a usually-competitive game between local rivals that had to be stopped with 15 minutes to go in the second half due to the 10-goal rule in prep soccer that mirrors the 10-run rule in baseball.

Nicole Polk (4 goals), Carsen Taylor (2), Kristi Sheridan (2), Susan Hayner and Sarah Sheffield led the scoring for Lee, which got a shutout performanc from Danielle Brendel and Lauren Tosky in goal. Lee's record improved to 5-4.



The Lady Eagles lost a tough region game to Westfield late Tuesday, 1-0. Westfield broke a scoreless tie about 10 minutes into the second half. With the loss, SCA drops to 4-1 overall and a 2-1 record in region play.