Semifinal recaps: Walton, Pope in AAAAAA final

9:53 am May. 17, 2016

Here are recaps of Monday’s semifinal series.

So it’s Walton vs. Pope in the Class AAAAAA final. The schools are 3.8 miles apart in East Cobb.

Lovett won an 11-inning game against Greater Atlanta Christian to force a Game 3. Lovett trailed 2-1, then scored two runs to win it. Both starting pitchers went the distance.

Details below.

Class AAAAAA

Walton pitches pair of shutouts at Norcross

Zac Kristofak and Chris Hummell pitched shutouts in Walton’s

Holy Innocents’, 5 others survive Game 3

8:23 am May. 12, 2016

Holy Innocents’ defeated Heard County 8-7 on a wild pitch on the final play of the game Wednesday in Game 3 of a Class AA quarterfinal series. That gives Region 6-AA all four qualifiers for the semifinals, which begin Monday. Wesleyan, Lovett and Greater Atlanta Christian are the others.

Matt Meadows hit a grand slam to tie the game in the sixth inning. Benjamin Maitski scored on a wild pitch for the

Playoff recaps: Hebron eliminates King’s Ridge

10:28 am May. 11, 2016

Hebron Christian defeated defending Class A private-school champion King’s Ridge 5-3 on Tuesday, scoring four runs in the final two innings in the baseball semifinals.

Hebron came from 5-1 down to win 6-5 on Game 2

Class A highlights: Hebron survives with 5-run 7th inning

10:02 pm May. 9, 2016

Class A defending public-school champion Schley County was eliminated Monday.

Two-time private-school champ King’s Ridge Christian was one out away from sweeping its semifinal series with Hebron Christian and leading 5-1, but lost 6-5 in a

Round 2: Marist, Allatoona beaten

11:05 pm May. 4, 2016

The second round of state baseball playoffs began Wednesday. Below are summaries of most of them.

A few quick highlights …

Region champions Marist and Allatoona were eliminated Thursday.

All eight Class AAAAAA series were sweeps. Region champions

R1 roundup: Parkview out in walk-off HBP

10:47 pm Apr. 29, 2016

Etowah, the No. 3 seed from tough Region 5-AAAAAA, knocked off defending Class AAAAAA champion Parkview on Friday night when Etowah batter Bryant Madden was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning and two outs. Etowah won 3-2. The Eagles had won the opener 4-0.

Below are details from that game and several other first-round playoff series Friday. Will continue to update through the

Baseball draws: Class-by-class look

4:29 pm Apr. 24, 2016

The state playoffs begin Friday with first-round doubleheaders and three-game series.

Here is a look at the state draws. They are not official. Please post any mistakes you see.

Class AAAAAA: There are two first-round matchups between ranked teams – No. 7 Mountain View at No. 5 Lambert and No. 10 Northview at No. 3 Norcross. The best draw probably belongs to Region 5 champion Pope. The only ranked team in Pope’s quarter

Class AAAAAA region races come down to final week

9:37 am Apr. 15, 2016

There is a little over a week left in baseball’s regular season. Here is the low down on the region races in Class AAAAAA.

Region 1 – Lee County (19-4, 8-1) is the only AAAAAA team that has clinched a No. 1 seed. The other Region 1 playoff teams will be Valdosta, Colquitt County and Tift County. Lee County has deep pitching. Five pitchers have thrown at least 20 innings. They

Blessed Trinity’s 49-game win streak ends in Louisiana

9:27 am Apr. 11, 2016

Blessed Trinity baseball’s winning streak of 49 games – believed to be the second-longest active streak in the country – ended last week in Louisiana, but the nationally ranked Titans look strong entering the stretch run of Region 4-AAA.

Blessed Trinity lost 6-5 to Tuerlings Catholic, the No. 2 team in Louisiana according to MaxPreps, with a walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning that broke a 5-5