Zach Tonner

Dunwoody’s Zach Tonner squeezes a grounder in the Wildcat’s win over Miller Grove. 

The Dunwoody High School baseball team continued its impressive play this week as the Wildcats opened region play by defeating the Miller Grove Wolverines and the Douglass Astros 10-0 and 15-0 respectively. These two games brought Dunwoody’s overall record to 5-4 and their region record to 2-0, which ties the team with Chamblee and Southwest DeKalb for the region’s top spot.

The previously undefeated Wolverines looked strong in the first few innings, getting three men on base in the first inning and two on in the second inning. However, Wildcat starter Logan Elliot was able to shutdown the rallies with pickoffs and help from his fielders. Dunwoody’s bats woke up in the third inning as the Wildcats used two singles, a sacrifice bunt, and a double to take a 3-0 lead. Dunwoody solidified the victory in the fifth inning, scoring seven runs which were enough to end the game due to the 10-run mercy rule.

The Wildcats were able to start out much quicker against the Astros, batting all the way through the lineup in the first inning and taking a six run lead by the end of the first inning. Dunwoody hitters added on five runs in the third inning and four in the fourth to extend the lead. On the mound, the junior pitching tandem of Josh Shailer and Eric Yost combined for a no-hitter, both pitching two scoreless innings.

Dunwoody continues its region schedule this week with games against Mays, Marist, and Chamblee.

Track and Field primed for County Championships

Dunwoody’s Track and Field team looks to defend its boys’ title and dethrone Southwest DeKalb, the winner of the past five championships, to win the girls’ title at the DeKalb County Championship meet this Saturday and Monday.

The girls’ team has multiple nationally ranked runners including a 4x400 meter relay team that is ranked fifth in the nation according to MileSplit. Sadia Yansaneh and Asya Yavuncu are also ranked in the nation’s top 30 in the 400 meter dash. Both of whom have times under 58 seconds.

Sophomore Alex Cameron, who led Dunwoody’s cross country team to a third place finish at the state meet, is also ranked in the top 50 nationally in the 800 and 1600 meter runs.

On Saturday, the girls’ and boys’ teams competed in the AMVETS Post 12 Invitational at Flowery Branch High School. Both teams came in first out of 11 teams, each winning by comfortable margins. The teams have either come in first or second at all but one of their meets.

Lacrosse still looking for first win

In its inaugural season, the Dunwoody boys’ lacrosse team has lost its first five games and is still looking for its first win as a GHSA sanctioned team. The Wildcat’s closest game came on Friday against Woodward. Sophomore Alex Schlosser scored three goals for the Wildcats, which helped cut a nine goal lead to six before the War Eagles scored three more, bringing the final score to 13-4 in favor of Woodward.

The fledgling girls’ team was beaten soundly by Marist.

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