Class AAAA Tuesday semifinals roundup

By Score Atlanta

Greenbrier 15, Whitewater 5: The host Wolf Pack crushed 15 hits, five of them doubles, on their way to a five-inning mercy ruled-shortened win.

Christian Hill (7-1) pitched a complete game for Greenbrier, striking out five. At the plate for the Wolf Pack, Knox Marchman was 3-for-3 with three RBIs, Clint Hardy as 3-for-4 with three runs, and Taylor Glover was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs. Greenbrier scored four in the first, and nine runs in the first three innings.

Loganville 2-2, Johns Creek 1-1: Loganville won two games in the final inning Tuesday to advance to the Class AAAA finals series this weekend.

In Game 2 of the series, an RBI single by Justin Friend staked the visiting Gladiators a 1-0 lead. Daniel Milligan tied things in the bottom half of the inning, and the score remained tied until David Mayo’s sacrifice fly scored Kyle Hall to win it for Loganville in 10 innings. Garrett Ford started and threw eight innings for Loganville, before Mayo came on in relief.

Game 3 was won in walk-off fashion when Clint Frazier singled in two runs in the bottom of the seventh. Johns Creek had again started the game with a 1-0 lead after one inning on an RBI double by Friend.

The Red Devils will host Greenbrier in the finals.

3 comments Add your comment

Loganville hick

May 23rd, 2012
7:46 am

Congrats to Loganville and Johns Creek players for playing great baseball under pressure. Probably the best three games of pitching ever in state playoffs.

Shame on the Loganville coaches who allow players who never see the field to bang hammers and bats on the dugout steel beams all game long. It shows a total lack of respect of the game of baseball.

Johns Creek Fan

May 23rd, 2012
8:13 am

@Loganville hick – I agree with your comments. Congratulations to both teams for playing the best high school baseball playoff series may of those in attendance have ever seen. Games 2 and 3 in particular were epic pitching/defensive battles where both teams left everything on the field. Both teams are to be congratulated for their superior level of play over the last 2 days.

As for the constant noise from the Loganville dugout, I understand that is something of a “tradition” at Loganville. As a baseball purist, I agree with your opinion that the actions do nothing other than cast a very real negative view on the coaching staff and program. Let the fans make noise if they choose to do so, but insist that the players respect the game and stop the racket. It provides little in the way of distraction to truly good opponents as they simply tune it out. Making all that noise serves as nothing more than a black eye on an otherwise successful and respected program. I will give the noise makers some credit. They do have a fair ability to keep a beat. I am sure the band’s drum line would be happy to have them!

Loganville

May 26th, 2012
4:51 am

All the noise that the players make in the dugout is a fun tradition. This was not Loganvilles 1st time in the state playoff. If you have been to Red Devil field you would know this. So if Johns Creek becomes as successful as Loganvilles program maybe your 3 year old school can start some traditions. And stop your players from cheering like a soffball team. It was a good 3 games and when everyone at Johns Creek thinks about game 3 reminber the name CLINT FRAZIER. (There’s no crying in baseball)