Baseball: Marietta, Parkview pile up wins

By Score Atlanta

Class AAAAAA No. 3 Marietta beat Alpharetta 8-1 Saturday then swept Harrison in a 2-game midweek series 3-1 and 8-4. Senior catcher Travis Wildermuth homered, doubled and had four RBIs in the win over Harrison Wednesday night. In the Monday night game, the visiting Blue Devils scored three in the top of the 13th to win. Marietta received a spectacular pitching effort from senior pitcher Gabe Friese, who allowed just one run in 10 innings while junior Brooks Dechiara pitched three scoreless innings of relief and got the decision. … No. 4 Parkview earned three wins this week, beating Brookwood 7-1 Monday, Archer 8-1 Wednesday and Shiloh 9-8 Thursday. Mac Marshall upped his record to 4-2 by earning the win over Brookwood while Ryan Blanton homered. Blanton homered again against Shiloh and drove in three runs. Blanton has four homers this season. … Class AAAAAA No. 1 Johns Creek won two games and lost one in the past week. On Monday, the Gladiators started the week in the win column with a 9-3 triumph over visiting Centennial. Matthew Gorst got the win with five innings of work and two earned runs. Brandon Gold had a double and three RBIs while Justin Friend knocked in two runs. The Gladiators visited West Forsyth on Wednesday and fell 4-3 as Alex DeCubellis scored on a wild pitch in the fifth inning to give the Wolverines a lead they would not relinquish. Zack Bitzer earned the win for West Forsyth with five innings of work and two earned runs. On Thursday, Gold pitched a complete-game 3-hit shutout to lead the Gladiators to a 1-0 win over North Forsyth. The senior righty also drove in the game’s only run in the first inning on a groundout that scored Skye Overton. … Arabia Mountain coach Eric Hoxie won his 100th career game April 9 when his team beat M.L. King 6-4. … Druid Hills won three recent games over Morrow (12-0 on April 9), Riverwood (7-6 on April 10) and Newton (9-8, Friday). In the victory over Morrow, freshman Nick Ewing tossed a 5-hit shutout. … Lakeside-DeKalb upset Class AAAAAA No. 3 Marietta Friday as freshman Andrew Hinton was 3-for-3 with two RBIs and senior Andrew Doetsch got the win in one inning of relief. … Class AA No. 3 Westminster beat Hapeville Charter 11-1 and 15-0 this week in region play. In Game 1, pitcher Hays Meyer earned the win while Kenta Yasuda tripled and drove in three runs.

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Hollywould

April 19th, 2013
1:44 pm

Here is the GHSA in action. My brother coaches a baseball team in Mid Georgia. Playing region game yesterday. Up 2-1 bottom of 7th/opposing team puts guys on first and third. Brother goes to home plate ump and says he wants to talk to his team and this will be 3rd visit during game. Crew chief says no problem but as brother gets to the mound crew chief says no, you must take him out.
brother goes nuts/ 2 umps talk and say ok, you don’t have to take him out. Other coach goes nuts
and they have another meeting which the 1st base ump is involved and he tells the other 2 that the rule is 3 times without taking him out. he is told he is wrong and they make him take him out. next guy triples/game over. They file protest and umps also file what they did. Brother gets call from GHSA today saying they have no recourse even though they admit the umps blew it. They say the umps will be disciplined. My brother gets a call from the ump who was correct today and he informs my brother that he has been suspended for the year. Brother says the GHSA always says the two most impt. things are sportsmanship and GET IT RIGHT. Stinks

Lacrosse Coach

April 19th, 2013
9:21 pm

You should see a lacrosse game if you think that’s bad. I’m not sure any official has ever played the game before in there life.

Lacrosse Coach

April 19th, 2013
9:22 pm

“their” life

hit a single

April 20th, 2013
6:51 pm

In 2002 my son was playing in the playoffs and as the tying run was trying to score our rightfielder threw to the plate and our first baseman cut it and threw to the plate, the throw got by our catcher and hit a player from the other team that was not even in the game. He was out of the dugout greeting his teammate and the ball hit him and bounced further away from our catcher and our coach protested and he never got his say with the GHSA. The head of the association called and apologized to our coach saying that his association blew it. GHSA never admitted anything went wrong. The ump even told my son he had interference and another umpire overruled him.

Super Upton Bros.

April 22nd, 2013
5:09 pm

Hollywould – is your brother’s team from a “gray” area in Middle Georgia, and did they happen to be visiting a historic powerhouse from the Augusta area? Because that’s my alma mater, and I saw there was a protest to one of their games the other day but had no idea what it was about