Only two state baseball championship series were played today as two others were postponed due to Tropical Storm Bertyl. Columbus swept Ringgold to win the Class AAA championship while Loganville dominated Greenbrier to capture the Class AAAA title.
The semifinals of the baseball playoffs concluded Tuesday night with Parkview, Brookwood, Greenbrier, Loganville, Columbus, Ringgold, Pierce County, Charlton County and Providence Christian joining Monday’s winner, Appling County, in the finals.
GHSA baseball quarterfinals action got underway Tuesday night on diamonds around the state. Some series were decided with two-game sweeps, some were delayed and others were split and will be decided tomorrow.
In a Class AAAA second-round playoff game, the three-time defending state champion Wolverines cruised to an easy 79-29 win over visiting Loganville. “It was a great defensive performance, and then some,” said Wolverines coach Sharman White.
Milton held off visiting Walton 68-62 in a Class AAAAA first-round playoff game. The Eagles pushed the lead to 13 in the third quarter before Walton narrowed the gap to four points by the end of the quarter.
A Metro Atlanta state lawmaker is resigning. State Representative Len Walker says, he plans to submit his resignation to Governor Nathan Deal in 10 days. He'll become senior chaplain at a church in North Georgia's Pickens County. The Gwinnett County Republican has served in the legislature for 17 years.
In an important Region 2-AAAAA clash Brandon Addison preserved the victory for undefeated Stephenson on the game’s final play, as the Jaguars defeated East Coweta 24-17. With East Coweta inside the Stephenson 10-yard line, Addison sacked the Indians' quarterback.
Tuesday, across four sites in the state of Georgia, semifinal rubber games were played to determine participants in four of the five state championship series. Three teams that lost the first game of their respective series advanced by winning last two games of their three-game series.