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March 13, 2014

Morris Innovative boys soccer reaches big goal with win

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Baseball

Northwest Whitfield 11, Cleveland (Tenn.) 2: Junior catcher Caleb Shiflett was 2-for-3 with a triple and three RBIs as the Bruins (4-1) scored three in the first, five in the second and three in the third to cruise in the Scenic City Classic.

Edwin Hernandez (two doubles, two RBIs) and Walker Maret were both 2-for-3 as well, while Seth Pierce had three RBIs, and Diego Peralta drove in a pair of runs.

On the mound, starter Phillip Hammond went five innings, allowing just four hits and striking out three.

St. Benedict (Memphis, Tenn.) 7, Coahulla Creek 2: In their opening game at the Scenic City Classic, the Colts led 3-2 going into the final inning before St. Benedict scored four runs in the top of the seventh.

Michael Ward had a hit and an RBI to lead the offensive effort in a mostly quiet day for the bats of the Colts (1-5) in the game played at Chattanooga’s McCallie School.

St. Benedict scored one run each in the first, third and fifth innings, but Coahulla Creek picked up two runs in the sixth to close the gap.

Zack Glines took the loss despite six solid innings of work on the mound. He allowed three runs (one earned) on six hits and two walks while striking out nine. Ward worked the final inning, allowing four earned runs on four hits, a walk and a hit batter while striking out one.

Gilmer 7, North Murray 4: The Mountaineers (4-7) allowed just four hits but suffered from giving up seven walks and committing an error in the non-region loss. North Murray collected five hits in the game.

• Results from Murray County’s game at Calhoun and Christian Heritage’s game at Walker were not reported by The Daily Citizen’s deadline.

Tennis

Coahulla Creek boys 4, Sonoraville 1: The host Colts (11-0, 9-0 Region 5-3A) got singles wins from No. 1 Jake Mathis, 6-3, 6-2, No. 2 Chase Lynch, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, and No. 3 Alex Jarjoura, 6-1, 6-0. A doubles victory came from No. 1 Austin Turner and Donovan Newby, 6-2, 6-3.

Coahulla Creek girls 5, Sonoraville 0: The Lady Colts (9-2, 7-2 Region 5-3A) lost just five games in rolling to the home win. Singles wins came from No. 1 Erin Orem, 6-1, 6-0, No. 2 Kathryn Barker, 6-0, 6-0, and No. 3 Katherine Ann Sheppard, 6-0, 6-0. Doubles wins came from No. 1 Vanessa Suarez and Alex Wilbanks, 6-2, 6-0, and No. 2 Olivia Hughes and Madison Zerbe, 6-2, 6-0.

Walker girls 4, Christian Heritage 1: The Lady Lions (2-4, 1-2 Region 6-A) lost in Marietta, with their lone win coming on the No. 1 singles court as Tegan McEntire picked up a 6-1, 6-3 victory.

Walker boys 5, Christian Heritage 0: The Lions (3-3, 2-1 Region 6-A) also lost on the road.

Murray County girls 4, Coosa 1: The Lady Indians remained undefeated through six matches overall and two in Region 7-2A play with the victory at Alto Park in Rome.

They swept singles with wins from No. 1 Greta Lazzarotto, 6-0, 6-0, No. 2 Gabbie Bordelon, 6-3, 6-0, and No. 3 Allison Jones, 6-2, 6-2. In doubles, Murray County’s No. 1 squad of Chloe Brown and Kailey Webb won 6-2, 6-1.

Coosa boys 5, Murray County 0: The Indians dropped to 1-5 overall and 0-2 in Region 7-2A with the road loss.

• Northwest’s boys and girls varsity teams received forfeit wins from Ridgeland — which was scheduled to host Thursday’s matches — in the Sub-region 7B-4A openers for the Bruins (3-0) and Lady Bruins (2-1).

• Results from North Murray’s matches at Cartersville were not reported by The Daily Citizen’s deadline.

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