By Score Atlanta
Wesleyan’s star centerfielder Landyn Duley committed this week to continue her softball career at the University of Georgia next year. The senior helped lead the Wolves (4-4) to an appearance in the state championship game last fall. On Monday, Duley supplied some of the firepower in the Wolves’ 13-1 victory over St. Pius by hitting a home run. Wesleyan, which placed as the Class AA state runner-up last year is currently ranked No. 2 in their classification.
In a battle between two of the state’s top softball powerhouses the Buford Wolves beat the Allatoona Buccaneers 8-0 on Monday. Junior Tessa Daniels was dominant on the mound for Buford, pitching a complete game to improve her record to 4-0 in 2013. Daniels yielded just one hit and one walk to Allatoona (5-AAAAA) while striking out five Buccaneer hitters. Daniels also scored two runs to help her cause, but Buford’s offensive star was Noah Sudderth. Sudderth went 2-for-3 with three RBIs for the Wolves (7-AAA) who improved to 8-0 this fall and are ranked No. 1 in AAA.
It’s rare when the second-ranked team in the state suffers through a five-game losing streak, but that has been the case for Mt. Pisgah. Playing in the state’s smallest classification, Mt. Pisgah loaded its pre-region schedule with top teams from every classification figuring that the competition will eventually pay off during an expected playoff run. The Patriots are 1-0 in Region 6-A play. The victory was a combined no-hitter by Courtney Condon, Jenn Sapp and Kendrick Addaman over North Cobb Christian.
Although just a sophomore, Archer centerfielder Jacqui Switzer has committed to play her college softball at the University of Florida. The speedster is hitting above .500 on the season and has yet to be caught stealing. Switzer’s Tigers lost to Brookwood on Tuesday night in 8-AAAAAA competition.