Apalachee's baseball team picked up a pair of GHSA Region 8-AAAAAA wins this week, taking two of a three-game series with Lanier.
The Wildcats went on the road Monday and shut out the Longhorns 1-0 behind strong pitching by Jarrett Wallace and Jacob Campbell.
Gunnar Wright drove in Ryan Miller with an RBI double in the fourth for the Wildcats' lone run.
In a doubleheader Wednesday, the Wildcats won 5-4 on a walk-off single by Ryan Parker in the bottom of the seventh and then dropped the series finale 6-0.
Apalachee resumes play Monday when it visits Dacula at 5:55 p.m. for the first of another three-game region series.
Bethlehem Christian Academy was able to amass a three-run lead going into the top of the fifth inning of Saturday’s home game against the Heritage School, but the Hawks scored two runs in the fifth and two in the top of the seventh to edge out the Knights 5-4 in a GISA Region 1-AAA battle. It was also a tough loss for BCA starting pitcher Tanner Still. Still allowed just three runs on seven hits, struck out five and walked one in six innings of work.
“It was tough. Tanner has pitched an unbelievable year,” BCA coach Matt Nicks said. “He’s been throwing lights out. They (Heritage) just hit. That’s a good ball team right there. I’m proud of the way we played. We fought all the way to the last inning. I’m proud of the way we played.”
See more in the March 29 issue of the Barrow News-Journal.
Winder-Barrow's baseball team pulled off a victory against a team ranked as high as No. 1 nationally Wednesday, winning 3-1 in 10 innings over Huntington Beach, Calif. in the first round of the USA Baseball National High School Invitational in Cary, N.C.
The Oilers won the 16-team tournament last season. Winder-Barrow will face American Heritage, a Florida team, in the quarterfinals today at 4:30 p.m.
Winder-Barrow (16-1) got eight innings of work from senior left-hander Daniel Buice, who surrendered just one run on five hits, struck out four and didn't issue any walks.
Zack Smith broke open a tie in the top of the 10th off Huntington Beach starter Nick Pratto, a top-10 MLB draft prospect, with an RBI double and Darrell Woodall made it 3-1 later in the inning with an RBI single.
Woodall, who pitched the final two innings of relief, set the Oilers down in order in the bottom of the 10th to preserve the win.
The victory continued a good week for the Bulldoggs, who won 12-2 at Dacula on Monday to complete a season sweep and go to 6-0 in GHSA Region 8-AAAAAA play.
For more, see the March 29 issue of the Barrow News-Journal.
With the state tournament looming, the Banks County Lady Leopards’ soccer team controls its destiny as to whether they will make it or go home early.
The team sits 3-2 in Region 8-AA play. But when the Lady Leopards aren’t playing their region foes, they are playing a tough non-region schedule. [Full Story »]
The Banks County High School boys’ tennis team moved to 7-1 in Region 8-AA play after defeating Putnam County and Monticello last week.
The boys resumed their first meeting against Monticello and won 5-0. [Full Story »]