Final baseball rankings

7:00 pm May. 28, 2014

State champions top each classification in the baseball season’s final set of rankings. Lambert, Houston County and King’s Ridge Christian each won their first baseball state titles while Carrollton, Blessed Trinity, Benedictine and Charlton County each won their second state titles.


1. Lambert

2. Milton

3. Parkview

4. Johns Creek

5. Walton

6. Kennesaw Mountain

7. Coffee

8. Luella

9. Mill Creek

10. Valdosta


1. Houston County

2. Whitewater

3. Greenbrier

4. Gainesville

5. Loganville

6. North Paulding

7. Starr’s Mill

8. Stephenson

9. East Paulding

10. Harris County


1. Carrollton


Houston County edges Whitewater for Class AAAAA championship

7:39 pm May. 27, 2014

With his team down 4-3 in the bottom of the fourth inning in Game 3 of the Class AAAAA State Final Series, bases loaded, two out, three-two count and fans from both sides of the stadium going berserk, Houston County centerfielder Hunt Smith stepped out of the batter’s box and looked like the Bear that ate the canary.

He stepped back in a hammered the next pitch high and deep over

Whitewater, Houston County need Game 3 to decide Class AAAAA championship

11:14 pm May. 26, 2014

Whitewater and Houston County split the first two games of the Class AAAAA Final series, with each team winning in its last at-bat, and will play a deciding Game 3, Tuesday afternoon (2 p.m.) in Fayetteville.

In Game 2, Houston County staved off elimination, rallying from a 6-0 deficit to claim an 8-7 win in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Whitewater jumped out to a 6-0 lead on the strength of

Lambert beats Milton 2-1 to win AAAAAA baseball title

6:57 pm May. 26, 2014

Kyle McCann blooped a two-out single over third base with two outs in the fifth inning, driving in pinch-runner Jarrett Wright with what would be the winning run as Lambert outlasted Milton 2-1 in the deciding game of the Class AAAAAA baseball championship series Monday at Milton.

The victory gave Lambert (36-2), ranked No. 1 nationally by USA Today, the first baseball title in the program’s five-year history. Milton, which won

Benedictine wins first baseball title since 1961

6:22 pm May. 26, 2014

Benedictine won Game 3 of the Class AA state finals Monday in Savannah 7-2 after a 5-run sixth inning put the Cadets ahead for good. A solo home run by junior Brad Stewart gave host Benedictine a 3-2 lead and the Cadets added four more to take an insurmountable lead.

After a two-hour rain delay, sophomore Chase Marini homered in the first inning for Benedictine, which led 1-0. Greater Atlanta Christian,

Carrollton shuts down Crisp County to claim Class AAAA state title

5:47 pm May. 26, 2014

Carrollton lost Game 1 of the Class AAAA finals series 12-0 to Crisp County, but rallied Monday afternoon to win Game 3 2-0 to clinch the program’s first baseball state title since 1962.

“It feels wonderful,” said Carrollton coach Ryan Zaideman. “We just have a special school, a special community, a special administration and an excellent group of young men and assistant coaches.”

After the Game 1 rout, many had left the Trojans

Baseball: Houston County seeks first state title to bolster Warner Robins’ baseball tradition

9:15 pm May. 25, 2014

Baseball in Houston County became nationally known in 2007, when Warner Robins American Little League won World Series in South Williamsport, Pa.

On Monday, Houston County will try to become the first high school team school from the county to win a state championship since Perry in 1991.

The Bears – who travel to Whitewater for the Class AAAAA final on Monday – couldn’t be more prepared. The team has seven starters

Blessed Trinity wins Class AAA state title

10:03 pm May. 24, 2014

Blessed Trinity won two games in extra innings at Cartersville to win the Class AAA state championship today. Junior Cody Roberts drove in the game-winning run in both games while picking up the save to preserve a 2-1 win in the series opener.

“He’s been lights out,” said Titans coach Andy Harlin of Roberts’ Game 1 performance. “(Roberts) has been our closer all year long. He caught the game, too. He’ll

Lambert, Milton heading to Game 3 in AAAAAA baseball championship series

9:48 pm May. 24, 2014

A Lambert offense that was averaging more than nine runs per game coming into the Class AAAAAA baseball championship series was held to three runs in the first two games Saturday at Milton.

The Longhorns (35-2) managed just enough offense in the opener to escape with a 2-1 victory, but they had a tougher time against Milton’s Alex Schnell in the second game and lost 5-1.

That left the best-of-three series tied

Carrollton rallies to force Game 3

8:54 pm May. 24, 2014

Crisp County 12-6, Carrollton 0-9:

Carrollton (1962) and Crisp County (1961) have waited a combined 105 years since their last state titles and the two programs will have to wait until Monday to determine the 2014 Class AAAA state champion in the winner-take-all Game 3. Visiting Crisp County opened a 6-0 lead in the second inning of Game 1 with Taylor Walls’ 3-run homer. Walls also took the mound for the