Charlton County won the Class A-Public state championship with a 3-1 win over visiting Gordon Lee in an eight-inning Game 3 Monday.
Gordon Lee, the home team despite playing at Charlton, took an early 1-0 lead off a Tanner Sexton single that scored Cody Wilson. Charlton County’s Scott Beasley blasted a solo shot over the trees in left field to tie it in the fifth inning.
In the top of the eighth, L.J. Tally singled to drive in Jacob Baxter, then Richard Dasher knocked in Tally for the two-run lead. Jessie King pitched a complete game for the Indians.
Roswell 7-0, Walton 0-1: In Game 1, Austin Krzeminski pitched a complete-game shutout for visiting Roswell. The Hornets' Drew Davis drove in two runs. Game 2 opened with a Henry Rowling solo homer that would be the game's only run. Raiders' starter Will White got the win after working six innings. Caleb Bohan pitched the final inning.
Parkview 4, Milton 0: Mac Marshall pitched six shutout innings, striking out 10, for defending state champion Parkview. Ryan Blanton hit a two-run homer in the third inning while Sam McCoy, who closed out the game on the mound, also homered. Game 2 finished after press time.
Marist 6-2, Crisp County 3-1: Michael Toner carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning to help visiting Marist win Game 1. Toner gave up five hits in 6 2/3 innings. Anthony Sherlag had four RBIs. In Game 2, Marist's Sean Guenther tossed a complete game while striking out 13. Parker Mathis had the game-winning RBI in the fourth on a double.
Redan 9-3, Troup 8-4: Trega Williams hit a three-run walk-off homer in the seventh inning to win Game 1. Troup starting pitcher Garrett McClurg was knocked out of the game after taking a line drive to the head in the third inning. In Game 2, Troup's Dalton Hadley drove in two runs.
North Hall 1-5, Blessed Trinity 0-8: Host North Hall's Preston Graham pitched a one-hitter in Game 1. An error in the Blessed Trinity fourth inning allowed Lincoln Hewett to score the game's only run. In Game 2, Blessed Trinity's Brian Kehner pitched six innings, allowing just two hits and no runs, while Nathaniel Maggio had five RBIs with three home runs.
Westminster 1, Pepperell 0: Senior Hays Meyer tossed a no-hitter and struck out seven as visiting Westminster took Game 1. Junior McClain Bradley led the Wildcats at the plate, going 2-for-3 with the game's lone RBI. Bradley knocked in Nelson Douglas in the fourth on a single up the middle. Game 2 will be played Tuesday.
Centennial 15, Lambert 12: Host Centennial won its first-ever lacrosse title, defeating two-time defending Class A-AAAA champion Lambert in the state final Saturday. After Centennial opened the game on a 3-0 run, Lambert answered with four straight goals for a 4-3 lead after the first quarter. The Knights stormed back with a six-goal run to take a 10-6 lead into intermission.
Lambert got as close as 13-12, but the Knights stretched the lead back to 15-12 with less than four minutes to play. Sophomore All-American Nate Solomon led Centennial with two goals and six assists while Zach Levy, Alex Prescott, Austin Prescott and Brendan Hall each added two goals and one assist. Lambert was led by Spencer Wilson’s five goals while Sean Carruthers, Matt Geran and Peyton Smith each contributed two goals.
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