Thomasville's baseball team has been dominant in Region 1-2A this season, and on Friday, the Bulldogs (21-4, 11-1) officially staked their claim of the region championship, taking 11-1 and 11-0 wins over Brooks County, both in five innings. Mills finished with two hits and three runs scored. "[The team] graduated nine seniors previous year and most of those kids played regularly, so we don't have a lot of varsity experience".
Ramon Avila started his first varsity game, but UCHS fell 5-3.
The Falcons were able to tack on a single run in the bottom of the fifth, scored by senior Xander Lerch, but the sizable gap proved too much to overcome.
In the teams' first meeting this year, the Hawks won 5-2, but between errors and the Warriors only having more than one runner on base at a time once in game two, the atmosphere was completely different.
"That was a huge uplifting hit", said Pine Valley coach Chris Buczek. "It's starting to wear on them a little bit, but we're having some good at-bats. I liked our approach at the plate today", Weller said. "We have five or six pitchers in the sophomore class that might get an opportunity".
The main difference, though, was at the plate.
Both teams had four hits.
"I could really mention everyone one of our starters".
Arab came into the Guntersville series riding a wave of momentum, and despite a 1-2 showing against the Wildcats, including a disappointing first-game loss Tuesday at home on Senior Night, the Knights are in the playoffs again thanks to Crossville. Jayden Freeman followed with an RBI single.
"We do definitely know there's some tough games coming up", Munn said.
Joplin's late lead slips away
The Green Wave weren't done. He pitched about two weeks ago.
Bell advanced to third on a sacrifice from Casey Carnevale, and scored on a two-out bunt to third from Tyler Snead. Sade allowed one run in two innings and Josh Wells took the loss after allowing three runs, two earned, on four hits in the seventh inning.
Newman catcher Chase Graham throws the ball to first base as Morrison's Matt Norman tries to beat out a dropped third strike during Friday's game in Morrison. The Govs got their final runs of the game in the bottom of the sixth inning as Maguire Raske and Carson Tschetter scored on a Huron error.
Dylan Sutherland led the ninth with a walk and was pinch-run for by freshman Tucker Brown. After an out, Crump supplied an RBI single to right. Creighton Silvain came on to retire the next two batters for the save.
Freshour had a two-run double and Grant Hussey a run-scoring single to stake the Patriots to a 3-0 advantage in the top of the first.
Two of the returning players with the most experience, Johnston said, are juniors Michael Paljich and Nick Mayer. "We had to put the ball in play". Losing Monday to East really took the wind out of us, but we showed up and did what we had to do to get this win. "Everyone contributed to this win".
The second game was also a win for pitcher Laynie Brown. He allowed one hit and walked one. He walked three and struck out two.
Lee tossed a ideal sixth, striking out two.
"It felt great to be back on the mound", Lee said. We were anxious about how long he could go. "He is playing well and we are going to need his defense and offense to be successful", said Cisneros. "I thought we did that today". We have to start getting serious. The two of them combined for seven of the team's 10 knocks. "We needed a win". Zach Kriebel earned an 8-4 victory at No. 1 singles.
In addition, Austin DeWeese was 2 of 3 with a triple and two RBIs.