Weekly news and notes (April 21, 2018)
Parkview defeated rival Brookwood 9-6 on April 20 in a winner-take-all game for the Region 7 title. It also earned Parkview coach Chan Brown his 400th baseball coaching victory.
In 18 seasons as a head baseball coach, Brown boasts a 400-142 record. He has guided the Parkview program to nine region titles and three state titles (2011, '12 and '15).
Lee County coach Brandon Brock won his 100th game on April 17 in a victory over Valdosta, which also helped the Trojans capture the Region 1-6A title. Brock is in his fifth season of leading the Trojans. He guided Lee County to the Class 6A state championship series in 2017.
Parkview went 2-1 during the week with a forfeit victory over Meadowcreek and a split against Region 7 rival Brookwood. The Panthers defeated Brookwood on 4/20/18 to win the region crown, improving to 25-5. One of the top performers of the week was senior Logan Cerny, who went 5-for-8 at the plate with a double, a homer and three RBIs. He also pitched the final 1 1/3 innings against Brookwood on 4/20/18 to earn the save in relief of starter Robert Bennett, who earned the victory after allowing just two earned runs and striking out six in 5 2/3 innings. Bennett also went 2-for-4 on offense with a homer and four RBIs. Michael Bryant went 3-for-7 in the two games with a pair of RBIs.
Westover missed the playoffs, but it didn’t stop several of its players from finishing the season strong. The Patriots defeated Turner County and lost two to Hardaway. Pitcher Davis Spalinger allowed just one earned run in 5 2/3 innings and struck out six in a 15-5 victory over Turner County on 4/16/18. La’Borris Buchanan stole seven bases and scored four runs, Nick Mitchum batted .500 with two RBIs and stole six bases, while Kedarrius Cunningham batted .364 with a double and two RBIs.
Ringgold finished its region schedule with an 18-0 record in Region 6 and earned the region’s top seed. The Tigers will play host to Redan in the first round. Last week, the Tigers defeated Sonoraville, Murray County and Bremen. Gavin Hollis went 4-for-11 with three RBIs in the three-game stretch, Nathan Camp went 6-for-11, Ty Jones 3-for-9, Daulton Schley 3-for-9 with five RBIs and Holden Tucker 5-for-12 with three RBIs. Ringgold also got solid performances on the mound. Tucker threw five innings and recorded nine strikeouts in the victory over Sonoraville, Wyatt Tennant earned the victory on the hill against Bremen, striking out eight in six innings. Johnny Camilucci threw four innings and earned the victory on the mound against Murray County.
Class 1A Private
Fellowship Christian took three games from Darlington in the Region 6-1A playoffs. On 4/20/18, pitchers Isaac Bouton and Tony Tarabicos combined on a no-hitter. Bouton went 5-for-9 at the plate in the three games with three doubles and five RBIs. Tarabicos went 5-for-9 with a double, a homer and five RBIs. Cody Tarpley (4-for-10, two doubles, a homer, four RBIs), Preston Joye (4-for-11, a double, a homer and four RBIs) and Cameron Gill (4-for-9, two doubles and two RBIs) also had a big week on offense.
St. Francis had a solid week, going 4-1 with a split against Jackson County and three victories over Mount Zion-Carrollton. Kyle Bork and Brooks Mitchell put together strong offensive performances. Mitchell went 10-for-19 with two doubles, three triples and four RBIs. He also scored 10 runs. Bork finished 6-for-13 with two doubles, two homers, nine RBIs and scored seven runs. Sophomore pitcher Jack Gerber earned two victories on the mound, throwing 14 innings and allowing just four earned runs. Junior Will Clark earned the victory against Mt. Zion on 4/19/18. He hurled a complete game, one-hitter and struck out nine.