Dalton High School Catamounts

April 11, 2014

Prep Roundup: Bruins power past Cats for key victory at home


• Cartersville 14, Coahulla Creek 1: The Purple Hurricanes won in six innings against the host Colts (4-14, 1-8 Region 5-3A).

Coahulla Creek’s Michael Ward had a hit and scored the lone run for his team when Hayden Lock drove him in with a first-inning sacrifice fly to cut the deficit to 2-1.

Zack Glines pitched 3 1/3 innings and allowed six runs (five earned) on six hits and a walk with one strikeout. Ward pitched 2 2/3 innings and allowed eight runs (seven earned) on six hits and five walks.

• Ringgold 10, North Murray 3: The Tigers held North Murray to four hits as Ringgold won for the second time over the Mountaineers in Region 5-3A play.

Blake Davis was 2-for-3 with a solo homer in the third as North Murray (8-13, 4-5) closed to within 4-2 in the inning after an Aaron Granger sacrifice fly brought in Drake Fowler, who had doubled earlier in the inning.

Brady Harper had an RBI single in the fifth to cut the lead to a run, but Ringgold scored six runs in the last two innings to pull away.


• North Murray girls 161, Murray County 170: North Murray’s Tillie Hughes shot an 11-over-par 48 to earn medalist honors and lead the Lady Mountaineers to victory at Spring Lakes Golf Course in Murray County.

Hali Sheram’s 54 and Emily Brogdon’s 59 were the other counting rounds for North Murray, while Murray County’s score was compiled by Rebekah Wildes (54), Amber Lewis (55) and Emily Lewis (61).

Southeast Whitfield had just one competitor at the event and so was ineligible for a team score, but Hannah Dempsey shot a 52 for the match’s second-best round.

• Ringgold girls 88, Northwest Whitfield 101: Marlee Bingham shot a 46 for the Lady Bruins, while Emilee McKinney (55) also scored at WindStone Golf Club in Ringgold.

• Ringgold junior varsity boys 182, Northwest 188: Tyler Lindsey shot a 41 for Northwest, which also had scoring rounds from Pate Higgins (42), Elliot McBrayer (49) and Adrian Clark (51).

• Murray County, North Murray and Southeast played a boys match at Indian Trace Golf Course in Chatsworth, but results were not reported by The Daily Citizen’s deadline.

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