Baseball: Stats, lineups for Saturday’s 10 finalists

8:05 am May. 22, 2015

The state baseball finals resume Saturday. Below are probable lineups for all 10 finalists still playing, plus statistics for most of those teams. Still gathering stats on a few and hope to have them updated later today.

Also, check out Thursday’s blog for a little more info on each team and how they arrived to the final.

Class A is complete. Schley County (public) and King’s Ridge Christian (private) won titles this week.

For the

Baseball: State finals set; a look at who’s playing

12:06 pm May. 20, 2015

Here’s a class-by-class look at the state baseball playoffs. Two semifinal series will be finished Wednesday – Kennesaw Mountain vs. Walton (AAAAAA) and Westminster vs. Jefferson (AAA).

Later this week, we’ll have previews of each of the five championship series that begin Saturday.

Class AAAAAA

Parkview has gone through the state playoffs 8-0, allowing only 10 runs. The Panthers are ranked No. 1 nationally by MaxPreps. Parkview won state titles in 2011 and

AA baseball: Wesleyan is most experienced of the bunch

9:57 am May. 18, 2015

Here’s a look at the four semifinal baseball teams in Class AA.

Darlington
Darlington last won a baseball state title in 1984 and last reached the semifinals in 2013 (lost to eventual Class A private-school champion Eagle’s Landing Christian. The Tigers beat Greater Atlanta Christian in the quarterfinals. It was the second straight Game 3 victory in the playoffs. Darlington won 8-2.Jay Shadday hit two home runs and was 3-for-4 with

AAA baseball: A look at the four semifinalist

8:58 am May. 18, 2015

Semifinals are tonight (Monday) in classes AAAAAA through AA. Here’s a look at the final four in AAA. It’s Blessed Trinity at Westside-Augusta and Jefferson at Westminster.

Westside-Augusta
Westside pitcher Jonathan Jahn, who has committed to South Carolina, has a 0.00 ERA in three playoff starts. He’s allowed one run (unearned) and 11 hits in 19 innings. He’s struck out 23 – 15 of which came in the 2-0 victory over Hart

AAAA baseball: Closer look at the final four teams

7:34 pm May. 16, 2015

Here’s a look at the Class AAAA final four in baseball and how they made to Monday’s semifinals.

Cartersville
Cartersville beat Wayne County 4-3 in Game 3 on Thursday to become the fourth and final semifinal team in Class AAAA. The game was 3-3 entering the bottom of the seventh inning. Carrington Evans’ two-out single to center field won it. Wayne County had walked Elliott Anderson intentionally to get to Evans, who

AAAAAA baseball: A look at the four semifinalists

10:23 am May. 14, 2015

The Class AAAAAA baseball semifinals have two East Cobb teams (Walton, Pope), the No. 1-ranked team (Parkview) and another Cobb County team looking for its first state title (Kennesaw Mountain).

Here’s a quick look at how each got through its quarterfinal series this week.

I’ll take a look a different classification each day through Monday, when the semifinal series begin.

Parkview
Parkview catcher Austin Biggar came up big in the quarterfinal sweep of Etowah.

Class A finals set: Schley, ECI will win first state title; King’s Ridge, Hebron have been there before

9:05 am May. 13, 2015

The Class A baseball state finals are set.

Schley County and Emanuel County Institute, the public-school finalists, have never won state titles. King’s Ridge, the defending private-school champion, will go for two in a row against Hebron Christian, the 2011 champ.

Schley County, a school that opened in 2000, had the most dramatic victory Tuesday. The Wildcats entered the bottom of the seventh inning of Game 3 with Treutlen tied 1-1. Will

Baseball: News and notes from all six classes

10:28 am May. 8, 2015

Here are some news and notes from the first two rounds of the baseball state playoffs. For the schedule, click here.

Class AAAAAA

Walton’s top three are sizzlin’

The top of Walton’s batting order is sizzling in playoff sweeps of South Forsyth and Hillgrove. Leadoff hitter and second baseman Parker McCoy and No. 2 hitter and first baseman are each 7-for-10. No. 3 hitter and center fielder Tyler Heinrichs is 5-for-12