Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

GHSA sets schedule for state baseball finals in Rome, Savannah

9:09 am May. 19, 2017

The GHSA released the schedule for the eight state baseball finals on Friday.

They will be played at Rome’s State Mutual Stadium, home of the Rome Braves, and Savannah’s Grayson Stadium, home of the Savannah Bananas.

Team on the right is home.

In Rome
Game 1 – 5 p.m. (Etowah vs. Woodstock)
Game 2 – 8 p.m. (Woodstock vs. Etowah)

In Rome
Class A Public
Game 1 – 11 a.m. (Schley County vs. Gordon Lee)
Game 2 –

Updated semifinal recaps: Etowah, Woodstock advance to all-Cherokee final

8:16 am May. 18, 2017

Cherokee County will have its first state baseball champion in 59 years.

Etowah and Woodstock – both unranked with losing records in region play – each won a Game 3  Thursday to advance to the Class AAAAAAA championship series next week.

Etowah defeated third-ranked Mill Creek 5-4. Woodstock beat second-ranked North Gwinnett 4-3.

Both Cherokee teams have won four straight playoff rounds on the road after finishing tied for third place in strong

QF baseball recap: Hooray for Cherokee County; a look at all 32 series

12:47 am May. 12, 2017

The baseball quarterfinals are done. On to the semifinals, which start Wednesday.

Below are recaps of the 32 quarterfinal series. Missing a couple, but will add those when information becomes available.

Most amazing might’ve been the 23 strikeouts by two Locust Grove pitchers in a 12-inning victory over McIntosh. Locust Grove has allowed three runs in six playoff games.

Also pretty cool is the pair of Cherokee County semifinalists – Etowah and Woodstock

Updated: Etowah’s Keene pitches no-hitter, hits grand slam, 3-run HR; Alexander, Ringgold win

5:56 pm May. 7, 2017

Tuesday update: The last three second-round series were played Monday.

Alexander beat Valdosta 6-5 when cleanup hitter Gavin Harmon hit a two-out, two-run double in the bottom of the seventh inning. Jason Hinchman and Justin Culpepper had singled ahead of him. It was Harmon’s second double. Adam Smith homered for Alexander. The Valdosta loss ends the high school career of D.L. Hall, who had 16 strikeouts in Valdosta’s 6-2 win in

First-round wrapup: 5-HR days, no-hitters don’t always end well

8:37 am May. 1, 2017

The first round of the state baseball playoffs is in the books.

Two players on losing teams deserve shout-outs for great efforts, even if things didn’t work out in the end.

The first is Westminster freshman Parker Harber. The third baseman hit five home runs in Friday’s doubleheader at Greater Atlanta Christian. The next day in Game 3, his team surrendered a 3-0 lead and lost 9-3. Harber relieved in the seventh