MILLEDGEVILLE — The Darton softball team has been at home just twice in its first 23 games this season, but road trips haven’t seemed to bother the Lady Cavs.
Darton stayed hot with Thursday’s trip to Georgia Military College, where the 18th-ranked Lady Cavs swept GMC, 1-0 and 6-2.
Ace Katy Jordan picked up her 12th win of the season in the opener with a seven-inning shut out where she gave up just four hits and struck out 11. The Lady Cavs plated their only run of the contest in the fourth inning when Amanda Jaskolski hit a solo home run.
Freshman pitcher Jenny Willis started the second game and improved to 9-0 overall, while Jordan (12-1) pitched the final two innings to record the save.
The Lady Cavs were led at the plate by Holly Smith (3-for-4, double, two runs) and Katie Pulley (2-for-3, run).
Darton improved to 22-1 overall, which is good enough for the second-best winning percentage in the country behind undefeated Walters State (Tenn.). The Lady Cavs play again Saturday at Wallace Dothan, a team Darton is already 3-0 against this season.
Deerfield boys, girls tennis teams sweep Westfield, move to 2-0
ALBANY — The Deerfield boys and girls tennis teams remained perfect on the season Thursday with a pair of 4-1 wins against rival Westfield to move to 2-0.
Nasser Risvi (No. 1 singles), Pete Langstaff (No. 2) and the doubles duos of Robert Newsome/Reid Wright (No. 1) and Will Calhoun/Chap Ivey (No. 2) all picked up wins for the boys.
For the girls, Joyner Tyson (No. 1 singles), Carolina Holley (No. 2), Ansley Arrington (No. 3) and the doubles duo of Paige Hawke/Amy Roa all won.
Deerfield returns to the court today as hosts of the DWS Tennis Classic at Darton, which will include Tiftarea, Southland, Westfield and Brookwood.
CRISP COUNTY SWEEPS WESTOVER IN TENNIS: Crisp County swept Westover in tennis on Thursday, winning the girls and boys matches by identical 3-2 scores in Cordele.
Westover’s Savannah Boysen defeated Amber Miller, 6-2, 7-5, in No. 1 singles. Crisp County’s Emma Jarrett beat Rachel Clenney 6-1, 6-1, in No. 2 singles, and Westover’s Meera Kuntawala defeated Katey Miller 7-5, 3-6, 1-0 (1), in No. 3 singles.
Crisp’s girls swept the doubles matches. Leah Cobb and Danielle Walls beat Rebekah Brown and Mills Pickett, 7-5, 6-2, in No. 1 doubles, and Crisp’s Catherine Mayo and Ashley Denby beat Morgan Barton and Lauren Bowers. 6-3, 6-4, in No. 2 doubles.
Westover’s girls are now 4-2 and play Monroe on Tuesday at Tift Park.
In the boys match Crisp County’s Trevor Shealy beat Kyle Ryer, 6-3, 6-4, in No. 1 singles, while Westover’s Lane Hatcher beat Jonathan Baker, 6-1, 6-1 in No. 2 singles. Crisp’s Salagi Kinder won the No. 3 singles match against Elliott Nelson, 6-2, 6-2.
Westover’s No. 1 doubles team of Nathan Bell and Mark Petersen defeated Blake Spurling and Derick Bessix, 7-5, 6-4, but Crisp came back and won the NO. 2 doubles match when Gage McMillian and Bryan Forehand beat Edwin Bell and Tyler Clenney, 5-7, 6-2, 6-3.
Westover’s girls and boys teams are both 4-2 and play Monroe on Tuesday at Tift Park.
ALBANY — The Sherwood boys and girls soccer teams continued rolling early in the season Thursday as the boys routed Valwood, 9-4, while the girls shutout the Lady Valiants, 3-0.
William Orr and Aaron Anthony both had hat tricks with three goals each, while T.J. Clay added one and Keion Steward scored once for the Eagles (6-0-1).
Jordyn Parramore scored twice for the Lady Eagles (7-0) and Christina Charles added one.
Both teams now head to the Crusader Classic today as the boys will take on Trinity and the girls will face John Milledge.
BACONTON — William Sullivan threw the first no-hitter of his career to lead Baconton Charter to its second win against Albany this season. Sullivan, who faced just one batter over the minimum, recorded eight strikeouts and improved to 3-0 on the mound.
At the plate, Baconton Charter (5-2) was led by Kyle Parks and Brock Pinson, who were both 2-for-2.