Milton 5, North Forsyth 0 — Milton (11-3, 3-0) remained unbeaten in Region 5-AAAAAAA with a shutout win over North Forsyth on Friday. The shutout was Milton’s first since its opening game of the season on Feb. 14.
Luc Scudellari got the start for the Eagles, striking out eight batters and allowing three hits in six innings pitched. Cole Stupp relieved Scudellari in the seventh inning.
Milton’s bats were going early as the Eagles opened a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Chandler Woolridge doubled and then scored on a single from Drew Hamrock. Hamrock then scored on the following play, a ground out.
Leading 3-0 in the bottom of the fifth, three straight walks from North Forsyth loaded the bases and a single from Ryan Murphy scored Hamrock. North’s pitching continued its struggles in the inning as a wild pitch allowed Cook to score from third to open a 5-0 lead for the Eagles.
After Milton took advantage of North’s pitching mistakes in the bottom of the fifth, North Forsyth looked poised to do the same in the top of the sixth as Scudellari walked the first three batters he faced. With the bases loaded with no outs, Scudellari struck out the next two batters and forced a pop out to escape the inning with Milton’s shutout intact.
Milton later cruised to the 5-0 win.
The Eagles continue region play this week, facing Lambert (8-7, 3-0) Monday and Wednesday in a home and home series before hosting Forsyth Central (8-8, 0-3) Friday.
Centennial 4, Cambridge 2 — Cambridge dropped its second straight region game with a 4-2 loss to Centennial on Friday. The Bears (5-9, 2-4) suffered through mistakes that proved to be costly in the loss.
A bases loaded walk by Cambridge’s Hayden Onorato scored the first of Centennial’s runs in the top of the second inning, and two Centennial batters were hit by pitches in the top of the third, leading to a sacrifice fly that put Centennial back in the lead, 2-1.
After Cambridge tied the game at 2-2 on a sacrifice fly from Bradley Wiedman, Centennial used three straight singles to lead 3-2. A Cambridge throwing error on a bunt allowed Centennial build a 4-2 lead.
Cambridge would get just one more hit, not enough to overcome the two run deficit, as the Bears fell to 2-4 in Region 7-AAAAAA play.
Cambridge faces Alpharetta (11-4, 4-1) Wednesday and travels to take on North Atlanta (4-12, 0-5) this Friday.