Calhoun used four pitchers to combine for a one-hit shutout and got a balanced offensive day from their lineup to earn a 10-0 victory in five innings at home over Pepperell to remain unbeaten early in the season.
The Jackets (4-0) scored four runs in the second inning and six in the third for all the offense they needed. Bryce Ingle earned the win on the mound, going three innings and allowing no hits and no runs while striking out three. Ethan Crump worked a scoreless inning of relief and gave up one hit while striking out one, Jeremy Register pitched 2-3 of an inning and struck out two, and Davis Allen came in to get one out via strikeout.
At the plate, Ben King had a hit and two RBIs, and Carson Kemp added a hit, an RBI and run scored. Brady Drummond drove in a run and scored two runs, and Parker McPherson, Riley Harwell and Brett Potts all drove in a run as well. Nate Bonner added a hit and two stolen bases, and Bryson Trammell and Mathew Williams each tallied a hit apiece.
The Jackets are back at home on Friday to host East Hall for a doubleheader starting at 5 p.m.
In other recent prep sports action:
Gordon Central 11, Christian Heritage 7
The Warriors rallied from an early deficit to earn a solid non-region win on the road on Tuesday and move to 2-0 on the season.
Gordon Central trailed 3-1 after the first inning and then 5-2 after three but scored nine runs over the final four frames to find a way to pull out the victory.
Josh Cronan and Justin Brooks each had two hits for the Warriors with Cronan driving in a run. Jacob Silvers added two RBIs, Bryson Fowler had a hit, an RBI and four runs scored, and Nate Tate and Ryan Norman each drove in one run. Cameron Pierce also had a double and two runs scored.
Cronan earned the win in relief, coming on to pitch three innings and give up three runs on three hits while striking out five. Silvers earned a save by pitching the final two innings of scoreless relief and giving up two hits while striking out three. Fowler started the game and went two innings while giving up four runs on four hits.
The Warriors are back home on Friday as they try to keep their early-season win streak going when they host Christian Heritage for a doubleheader starting at 5:30 p.m.
Calhoun girls 1, Woodland 1
The Lady Jackets held the lead for much of the game before a late goal by Woodland sent the game to a hard-fought draw for both teams.
Hannah Dimeler scored the only goal for Calhoun (1-2-2) with an assist from fellow freshman Ashlyn Brzozoski. Head coach Taylor Sumrall also praised the defensive efforts of Halle Rhodes, Karimar Ramos, Michelly Huitanda, Laurel Putnam and goalkeeper Mia Smith as keys in the game.
The Lady Jackets are back home on Thursday to play Rome in non-region action.
Sonoraville boys 5, Cass 3
The Phoenix got multiple goals from two separate players and that was enough for a non-region win at home on Wednesday.
Sonoraville (4-1) was led by Alexander Soldevilla who had the hat trick with three goals, and Dawson Holbrook who scored two goals.
The Phoenix are on the road on Friday at Haralson County at 7 p.m.
Sonoraville girls 5, Cass 3
The Lady Phoenix showed their wide array of offensive threats on Wednesday as several players contributed to the scoring in a non-region home win.
Avery Hamilton led Sonoraville (2-1-1) with a hat trick of three goals and also had an assist. Deya Irick and Prissilla Arambul each scored one goal, and Irick, Bailey Brewer and Averi Walraven all had one assist apiece.
Sonoraville will get back into region play on Friday when they visit Haralson County at 5:30 p.m.