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Prep Roundup

9/15/17 - MDJ Staff

Sprayberry 17, Osborne 1 (3 inn.): 

The Lady Yellow Jackets scored 14 runs in the first inning  and dominated the Region 6AAAAAA game.

Nicole DeCuircio and Elizabeth Sharum each batted 3-for-3 with a double and RBI. DeCuircio scored three times, while Sharum scored twice.

Tori Mitchum was 2-for-3 with a triple, home run, three RBIs and three runs scored.

Sophia Lucas struck out seven in the abbreviated complete game for Sprayberry, which will play at North Cobb on Monday.


Prep Roundup

9/10/17 - MDJ Staff

Sprayberry 14, Walker 0 (4 inn.): 

Tori Mitchum had three RBIs as the Lady Yellow Jackets won the non-region game.

Sprayberry scored four runs in the first, two in the second, six in the third and two in the fourth to get the win.

Payton Wade was 2-for-3 with a double, three runs scored and two RBIs, while Mitchum was 2-for-3. Denisa Wilson, Marisa Sagneri and Sophia Lucas each had two hits as well.

Taylor Wood pitched the abbreviated shutout.

For Walker, Ashley Cranfill batted 2-for-2, while Shelby Kraal and Madeline Daniel each had one hit.

Sprayberry 6, Walton 5 (10 inn.): 

Payton Wade went 4-for-5 and had the walk-off RBI as the Lady Yellow Jackets outlasted their east Cobb rival.

Sophia Lucas was 3-for-5 with an RBI, while Denisa Wilson was 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles and a sacrifice fly.

Nicole DeCuircio, who was 2-for-3 with a pair of runs from the plate, also went the distance inside the circle, striking out five.


Prep Roundup

8/27/17 - MDJ Staff

Sprayberry wins pair: The Lady Yellow Jackets rolled past host East Paulding for a 12-2 win, then beat Pickens 5-1 in one portion of the Buccaneer Bash.

Sprayberry (5-7) got out to a quick start against East Paulding and never let up, taking a 7-1 lead into the bottom of the second.

Nicole DeCuircio was 3-for-4 with three runs scored, and she pitched a five-inning complete game, scattering six walks and seven hits.

Tori Mitchum was 2-for-2 with two walks and three runs scored, while Payton Wade was 2-for-3 with two runs and three RBIs. Danielle Sharum was 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

Against Pickens, Taylor Wood went the distance, striking out three and walking one.

Denisa Wilson was 2-for-3 with two RBIs, while Mitchum was 1-for-2, drew two walks and scored twice.

Sprayberry will travel to River Ridge on Tuesday for a Region 6AAAAAA game.


Prep Roundup

8/25/17 - MDJ Staff

Sprayberry 10, South Cobb 9:

Denisa Wilson capped a four-run rally in the bottom of the seventh with a one-out single that scored Nicole Decuircio with the winning run and gave Sprayberry a comefrom- behind win.

Trailing 9-6 and down to their final at-bats, the Lady Yellow Jackets sent seven players to the plate to spark the comeback.   Wilson’s single was her lone hit in five at-bats.

Decuircio batted 3-for-5 with an RBI and scored twice. She added a complete-game victory from the circle with 10 strikeouts.

Payton Wade was 2-for-2 with a double and a triple, three walks, two RBIs and two runs scored for Sprayberry (3-5, 2-5 Region 6AAAAAA), which produced 10 hits.

Tori Mitchum had three hits, an RBI and scored twice, while Sophia Lucas added two hits, including a double, two RBIs and scored.

Kalynn Hicks had a three-run home run in the first inning for South Cobb, while Adrian Felton was 4-for-4 with a double and a triple.


Prep Roundup: Sprayberry eases to win over Wheeler

8/17/17 - MDJ Staff

Sprayberry 9, Wheeler 1 (5 inn.):  Sophia Lucas allowed one earned run on four hits and struck out seven to get her first win of the season in a 9-1, five-inning game against Wheeler on Wednesday.

The Lady Yellow Jackets (2-2) totaled 13 hits and got help from a combined 13 passed balls, stolen bases, hit batsmen and walks.

Elizabeth Sharum had two hits, two RBIs and a run scored, while Payton Wade batted 3-for-3 with an RBI and scored twice. Danielle Sharum had a double among her two hits and scored a run. Tori Mitchum and Taylor Wood each had an RBI.


Prep Roundup

8/15/17 - MDJ Staff

Sprayberry 17, Osborne 0 (3 inn.): The Lady Yellow Jackets scored 11 runs in the first inning and beat Osborne in Region 6AAAAAA play.

Payton Wade was a perfect 3-for-3 with three RBIs and scored three runs for Sprayberry (1-2, 1-2). Nicole Decuircio was 2-for-2 and scored three runs.


Prep Roundup

8/9/17 - MDJ Staff

Sequoyah 8, Sprayberry 3: Sequoyah broke a 2-all tie with two runs in the bottom of the fifth and four runs in the sixth to earn the Region 6AAAAAA win.  The game was the season opener and debut for former Hillgrove standout Maisie Steed, who is in her first season as the coach at Sprayberry (0-1).

Denisa Wilson went 2-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI to lead the Lady Yellow Jackets. Payton Wade batted 2-for-4 with a run scored, while Elizabeth Sharum was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Danielle Sharum doubled.