FRIDAY'S LOCAL PREP/COLLEGE ROUNDUP: DWS baseball avenges region loss to Southland; ASU softball sweeps Claflin

AMERICUS — The Deerfield baseball team got payback on rival Southland on Friday night, 5-0, after losing to the Raiders in the first meeting in Albany earlier this year.

Weston King (4-1) went the distance, allowing just two hits and striking out five, while King was also 2-for-4 from the plate. Johnny Croley (3-for-4), Davis Hines (2-for-2), Gil Gillespie (2-for-3, RBI), Kh’Ron McClain (three RBI) and Colvin Butler (RBI) did the rest of the damage for the Knights (13-3, 5-2 in 3-AAA).

DWS will next host Tiftarea on Tuesday.

BACONTON 4, PELHAM 2: Williams Sullivan improved to 8-0 on the season as he struck out five to lead the Blazers (13-5, 3-4 in 1-A).

Brock Pinson (3-for-4) and Jackson Blankston (2-for-3, double, two RBI) led the way for Baconton, while Brandon Bostick (3-for-3, two runs scored) and Erikk Aviles (2-for-4, RBI) led Pelham.

Pelham was coming off a 12-0, five-inning win against Randolph-Clay earlier this week during which Zack Jones, Alex Carden, Zack O’Neal and Kyle Parks combined for a no-hitter.

Jones also went 3-for-3 with a double in that win as Baconton now gets set to face Monroe next on Monday in Albany.

TERRELL ACADEMY 15, VALWOOD 0: Josh Brunswick led the way at the plate and on the mound as the Eagles improved to 10-6 overall and 5-2 in Region 3-AA.

Brunswick went three innings, allowed no hits and struck out three and also was 3-for-3 with an RBI. Clint Smith was 3-for-4 with four RBI for Terrell, which will next play Brookwood at home on Tuesday.


ALBANY — The Deerfield-Windsor boys and girls soccer teams stayed undefeated in GISA Region 3-AAA on Friday with a pair of victories against Westfield.

The Knights (11-3, 4-0) won, 5-0, and were led by Jonathan Jones, who scored three goals. Remington Barnes and Alex Perry each added one goal, and Don Scozzari was in the goal for the shutout.

The Lady Knights (13-1-1, 7-0) won, 8-1, behind Mackenzie Davis’ three goals. Haley Kincheloe added two goals, while Casey Kincheloe, Candace Cosby and Cheyenne Colvin each scored a goal.

DWS next plays Tuesday at Sherwood.


ALBANY — The Albany State softball team continued its domination of conference teams Friday with two wins against Claflin.

ASU (23-24, 21-3) won, 8-1, and 6-4 to stay atop the conference’s East Division standings.

Chelsea Hicks pitched a four-hitter in the opener to get the win, while Shawonna Marks was the winning pitcher in the nightcap and Hicks picked up the save.

Bainbridge native Vanessa Jones homered to lead ASU at the plate.

The Lady Rams play again at 4 p.m. today in a doubleheader at Benedict.