Columbia and Southwest DeKalb led the way in a limited baseball schedule for DeKalb County teams over spring break week.

Coach Steve Dennis and the Columbia Eagles scored six runs in their last two at-bats to fight back from an 8-3 deficit and knock off Newton County (9-8) April 8 to improve to 9-9 overall for the season.

Columbia received two hits each from sophomore Elijah Hammonds (2-5; 1 RS; 1 RBI), junior Fred Chapman (2-4); junior Marvin Lloyd (2-4; 1 RBI and senior Quesean Lynch (2-4; 1 RS; 1 2B) in the thrilling 9-8 comeback victory over Newton County April 8. Hammonds also picked up the pitching decision in the contest, striking out one and allowing two hits while pitching the top of the seventh inning.

Coach Tyrus Taylor’s Southwest DeKalb Panthers likewise posted a perfect 1-0 mark last week, out-lasting Arabia Mountain by an 8-6 margin April 9 to move to 14-3-1 overall for the year.

Southwest DeKalb’s 8-6 decision over Arabia Mountain featured three players with multiple hits. Senior Jaquarious Glover led the way, finishing 3-3 with one RBI and two stolen bases. Senior Tyler Sylvester (2-2; 3 RS; 3 SB) and junior Javeon Cody (2-4; 2 RS; 1 RBI; 3 SB) also came up big on the offensive end. Junior Channing Walker picked up the pitching triumph, striking out one and allowing one hit in two innings of relief work.

Coach Eric Hoxie’s Arabia Mountain Rams also registered a winning record at 2-1, besting Cedar Grove (11-5) April 7 and Stephenson (13-10) April 9 to go along with the Southwest DeKalb defeat to move over the .500 mark for the first time this year at 9-8 overall.

Senior Jabari Meyers (3-4; 2 RBI; 2 SB), junior Aaron Douglas (2-4; 1 2B) and sophomore Corey King (2-4; 1 3B) delivered multiple hits for Arabia Mountain in an 11-5 triumph over Cedar Grove April 7. Sophomore Jalyn Hawkins went the full seven innings to gain the mound triumph for the Rams, striking out nine and allowing seven hits.

Sophomore Silas Butler shined brightest on the offensive end in Arabia Mountain’s 8-6 loss to Southwest DeKalb April 8, going 2-4 with one run scored. Butler also turned in a big day at the plate in helping Arabia Mountain out-lasted Stephenson in a 13-10 offensive slugfest April 9, finishing 3-4 with three runs scored. King (2-3; 2 RS) and sophomore Jordan Sterling (2-4; 1 RS) added two hits each to the cause.

Cedar Grove received strong offensive outings from sophomore Demetrius Tharpe (2-4; 1 RS; 2 SB) and senior Travon Hardnett (2-3; 2 RBI; 2 2B; 1 RS) in the April 7 Cedar Grove defeat.

Senior Justin Johnson (1-3; 1 2B), junior Jack Bennett (1-2; 1 RS; 1 RBI; 1 2B) and senior Broderick Hammond (1-3; 1 RS; 1 RBI) provided the lone offensive highlights for Chamblee in a 14-4 loss to North Springs April 8.

Dunwoody rolled past Cooper City, FL (7-3) April 5 to start a four-game spring break trip to Florida last week. Sophomore Dylan Kovitch turned in a second straight strong outing on the mound for the Wildcats, earning the victory while striking out three over four innings. Junior Ryan Hicks paced a six-hit offensive attack, going 2-3 with one RBI.

Hicks (1-2), sophomore Josh Hudgins (1-1; 1 RS), junior Nick Pastrone (1-3); sophomore Brian Boatwright (1-3) and junior Andrew Edwards (1-3) managed one hit each as Dunwoody dropped an 8-1 decision to West Broward, FL April 6. Sophomore Paul Geis took center stage for the Wildcats in a 7-1 loss to Nova, FL April 6, going 2-3 with one RBI and a double at the plate. Senior Parker Spearman was solid on the mound, striking out four and allowing only one earned run over three innings in taking the loss.

The Wildcats closed out the trip with an impressive 17-7 decision over Deerfield Beach, FL April 8. Junior Troy Anders turned in a stellar outing to lead the way offensively, going 3-3 with four runs scored, three RBI and a double. Pastrone (2-2; 5 RBI; 3 RS; 1 HR) and sophomore Greg Martin (2-3; 1 RS; 1 RBI) added two hits each to the plate effort. Senior Justin Kacena posted a strong effort in picking up the pitching triumph, striking out seven and allowing one hit and one earned run over five and two/third innings.