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GHSA 2019 STATE BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS | COOLRAY FIELD - CLASS 5A & SUNTRUST PARK - CLASS 7A

GHSA PAST CHAMPIONS

WORD FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

GREETINGS, GHSA BASEBALL FANS

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elcome to the 2019 GHSA Baseball championships! The games are sure to be exciting as all of the schools represented are looking forward to their team achieving the title of “Champion”. However we all know that all of our teams are outstanding and are definitely winners. This has been an outstanding season and this year’s championship games will include familiar faces as well as teams that have worked hard and peaked at just the right time. Our congratulations are in order for all of the teams, coaches, administrators, students and parents who have supported the athletes through this year’s journey to the final games. I know you will enjoy and appreciate the games and all of the work leading up to this exciting event. I would also like to thank you for your support of high school baseball throughout the season. Your attendance and support is integral to the success of high school athletics and for the team you are here to cheer on. Good sportsmanship is expected from our athletes and I urge you to be positive in your support of all of our teams. Let’s work together to make today’s games a great experience for all involved. To put on an event of this magnitude takes many volunteers who have worked tirelessly to pro-

vide a “first class” event. Many hours of work from this group will enhance the experience of our players, students and fans. The GHSA staff has been working for weeks as well to ensure a special event for all involved. Finally I would like to thank our corporate sponsors who make it possible to put on these championships. Their advertisements can be seen throughout this venue and I encourage you to support them whenever possible. The GHSA wants to thank these exemplary companies for their involvement, we appreciate their support. Thank you for your attendance and I know you are going to enjoy the best high school baseball anywhere! Sincerely,

James R. Hines, Jr. Executive Director

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he 2019 Georgia High School Association Baseball State Championship Guide is published by Score Atlanta, in conjunction with the GHSA. The guide was designed by

Rhonda Rawls, edited by Craig Sager II, Seth Ellerbee and Graham David, and information was provided by the GHSA. Photos on the cover are courtesy of the GHSA, Grayson HS, Savannah Christian Preparatory School, and Parkview High School. For more information

Year AAAA 1985 Forest Park 1986 Brookwood 1987 McEachern 1988 Evans 1989 Evans 1990 Evans 1991 Newnan 1992 Walton 1993 Evans 1994 Evans 1995 Sprayberry 1996 Parkview 1997 Colquilt Co. 1998 Harrison 1999 Lassiter 2000 Lowndes

AAA Marist Roswell Westside Westside Jones Co. Marist Columbus Columbus Columbus Marist Columbus Columbus Columbus Greenbrier Greenbrier Columbus

AA Hancock Central Harlem Shiloh Berrien Washington-Wilkes Lovett Perry Cook Lovett Lovett Vidalia Gainesville Gainesville Gainesville Thomasville Cook

A Calhoun Co. Clinch Co. Clinch Co. Towns Co. Clinch Co. Bremen Clinch Co. Clinch Co. Pace Acad. Pace Acad. Pace Acad. Toombs Co. Irwin Co. North Forsyth Lovett Calhoun

Year AAAAA 2001 Parkview 2002 Parkview 2003 Colquitt Co. 2004 Milton 2005 Chattahoochee 2006 Lassiter 2007 Walton 2008 Brookwood 2009 Pope 2010 Harrison 2011 Parkview 2012 Parkview

AAAA Shaw Marist Marist Columbus Henry Co. Greenbrier Greenbrier Loganville Northgate Marist Marist Loganville

AAA Gainesville Gainesville Cartersville LaGrange Columbus Blessed Trinity Dunwoody Cartersville Cartersville Columbus Columbus Columbus

AA Cartersville Cartersville Vidalia Bacon Co. Calhoun Lovett Holy Innocents’ Wesleyan Lovett Calhoun Buford Appling County

Year AAAAAA AAAAA 2013 Milton Pope 2014 Lambert Houston Co. 2015 Parkview Greenbrier 2016 Walton Houston Co.

AAAA Redan Carrollton Buford Locust Grove

AAA Cartersville Blessed Trinity Blessed Trinity Westminster

AA Lovett Benedictine Wesleyan Lovett

A Walker Walker Clinch Co. Lakeview Acad. Calvary Day ELCA Calvary Day Pacelli Wesleyan Wesleyan Hebron Chr. Providence Chr.

A-Private A-Public ELCA Charlton Co. King’s Ridge Charlton Co. King’s Ridge Schley Co. Tattnall Square Treutlen

Year AAAAAAA AAAAAA AAAAA AAAA AAA AA A-Private A-Public 2017 Etowah Pope Loganville Marist North Hall Jeff Davis Savannah Chr. Schley Co. 2018 Parkview Pope Loganville Jefferson Lovett Benedictine Gordon Lee Tattnall Square

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MAY 20 & 21

GHSA BASEBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

TWO OF GEORGIA’S MARQUEE VENUES SET STAGE FOR MUST-SEE SHOWDOWNS BY SETH ELLERBEE | SELLERBEE@SCOREATL.COM

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unTrust Park will host the AAAAAAA State Baseball championship series for the first time ever as Hillgrove and Parkview meet on Monday for a double-header to determine the champion in the state’s highest classification. In the event of an ‘if’ game, it will be contested on Tuesday. Searching for its first-ever baseball title, Hillgrove enters the finals at 32-8 after fighting its way through the bracket with two of its series going to decisive Game 3’s. In the first round, the Hawks blanked Wheeler 7-0 in the first game before losing 1-0 in the second game. In the Game 3, Hillgrove earned a statement-making win 13-0. In the second round, Woodstock took the Hawks to three games, but this time Hillgrove had to battle back. Woodstock won the first game 14-2 before Hillgrove responded with a 13-9 victory in the second game. In the Game 3, Hillgrove held on for a 4-3 victory to advance. In the quarterfinals, Hillgrove beat Mill Creek 7-4 and 8-3 to earn the semifinal

berth. Against Grayson in the semis, the Hawks won 9-4 and 4-1 to earn the berth. Parkview enters its championship series at 34-4 and in the hunt for its eighth baseball title and second-consecutive AAAAAAA crown. The Panthers avoided any Game 3’s through the bracket with victories over Peachtree Ridge 2-1 and 6-0 in the first round. In the second round the Panthers beat North Forsyth 13-0 and 8-6. In the quarterfinals it beat Walton 5-3 and 7-4 to earn the semifinal berth against North Gwinnett. Against the Bulldogs, Parkview won 9-6 and 9-3 to advance. The Gwinnett Stripers of CoolRay Field in Gwinnett County will be setting the stage for Class AAAAA’s state finalists Loganville and Ola. Loganville enters the championship series as the two-time defending state champions in AAAAA with four titles overall after winning AAAA titles in 2008 and 2012. The Red Devils sit at 33-6 after moving relatively unchallenged through the bracket. In the first round

Loganville defeated Lithonia 11-3 and 13-0 to advance. In the second round, it outlasted Carrollton 5-2 in the first game and 15-4 in the second game. In the quarterfinals the Red Devils beat Thomas County Central 3-0 and 6-1 to earn a semifinal berth. In the semis, Loganville won 11-5 and 6-1 over Locust Grove to earn its title berth. Looking for its first-ever title, Ola enters the finals series at 29-10. The Mustangs beat Veterans handedly in the first round with two 10-0 victories. In the second round, it handed McIntosh a 7-2 and 5-1 loss to advance to the quarterfinals. Against Buford in the quarters, Ola won the first game 5-2 before the Wolves battled back with a 3-1 victory in the second game to force a decisive Game 3. In the third game, Ola fought to an 8-3 victory to earn its semifinal berth. In the semis, Ola held on for a closely contested 1110 victory in the first game and a 6-4 win in the second game to earn the title berth. Photos courtesy of Ola HS and Parkview HS 3 | W W W. G H S A . N E T


GHSA 2019 STATE BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS | COOLRAY FIELD - CLASS 5A & SUNTRUST PARK - CLASS 7A

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MAY 20 & 21

CHAMPIONSHIP BASEBALL ROSTERS & SCHEDULE

Coolray Field

Loganville vs. Ola

5A

Suntrust Park Hillgrove vs. Parkview

7A

OLA MUSTANGS

Head Coach: Beau Edwards

Head Coach:Jeff Segars 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 21 22 23 24 25 27 34

Joshua Haynes Dylan Strickland Dawson Coe Riley Cruce Blaine Marchman Will Cawthon Brocker Way Jackson Howell Jacob Boyd Blake Stowe Cody Powell Browden Witcher Jacob Autry Matthew Popp Jackson Ford Michael Knight Jackson Daniel Daniel Braswell Ian King Cameron Wright Caleb Garner Trenton Burnett Jared Meeks Dawson Hammonds Connor Bruce

OF SS/P 1B/P OF/P C C/3B OF/2B/P OF 2B/3B/P INF C P 1B/P P SS MIF/P OF/3B OF/P C/3B 2B 3B/P OF/P 1B/OF 1B/P P

12 11 9 10 12 10 10 12 12 12 12 11 11 12 11 12 10 10 11 12 11 9 11 11 12

1 2 3 4 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 28 29 34 44 55

Austin Merritt Cade Chamlee John MacDonald Austin Doerr Nick Stowers Michael Thomason Caleb Mowery Will Sims Chaz Salter Garrett Carter Dalton Thomas Tyler Richardson Austin Brown Cason Barnett Sterling Richardson Jake Spinks Brayden Fordham Baylen Sanders Korey Carroll Jack Witmer Patrick Holloman Nolan Sliver Cameron Land Talon Holland Colby Fields Caleb Fordham Mason Cosper Evan Boyle

5/20 (DH) 5:00pm, 7:30pm; *Game 3 5/21 TBD

SUNTRUST - CLASS 7A

COOLRAY - CLASS 5A LOGANVILLE RED DEVILS

5/20 (DH) 5:00pm, 7:30pm;

*Game 3 5/21 if a third game is needed it will be at Suntrust Park on Tuesday at either 4:00 pm or 7:30pm

IF/RHP IF LHP OF/RHP OF LHP C RHP IF IF UTL RHP OF C UTL OF UTL IF C OF LHP/OF RHP RHP IF/RHP RHP UTL C LHP

9 11 9 12 12 12 11 11 12 10 12 12 11 12 12 12 9 11 12 11 11 9 12 9 12 9 12 12

2 3 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 26 27 29 30 31 32 33 34

HILLGROVE HAWKS

PARKVIEW PANTHERS

Head Coach: David Richardson

Head Coach: Chan Brown

Wade Richardson Justin Tew Cameron Fiveash Sam Cherry Alex McKay Ethan Wright Trace Cate Jacob Seitel Chandler Abrams Zach Stewart Reid Brown Brennan Richardson Jack Gilsenan Chase McQuagge Austin Heard Deion Walker Cameron Powser Mason Curtis Bradon Etter Max DeJong Owen Helgesen Fred Wilson Michael Meireles David Kinsbrunner Lance Beaudry Ethan Bobo Jason Hayden Brody Hollingsworth

SS/2B OF 3B/2B RHP RHP OF/LHP INF INF RHP C 1B RHP 2B/SS 1B/RHP RHP OF/RHP C OF/LHP 1B/RHP OF/RHP C/1B OF/LHP INF RHP OF RHP OF INF

12 12 12 11 12 12 11 12 11 12 12 12 11 11 12 12 10 12 10 11 11 12 11 11 10 10 10 9

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 13 14 15 16 18 22 23 24 26 27 28 29 32 33 34 36 44 46 49

Quinton Cochran Noah Brown Allan Del Castillo Koby Ayala Xander Stephens Makenzie Pate Miles Garrett Jonathan Ponder Gabe Howard CJ Thompson Drew DeMasi Cameron Orr Stephen Hrustich James Whitmer Graham Yntema Will Parker Max Pate Jack Davis Jonathan French Sam Smith Blake Sagarese Mauri Miller Jordan Penix Ethan Lail Brad Stanley Jordan Lowery Bryson Stripling Daylon Carleton Mason Brown

OF MIF INF / OF INF / RHP RHP/1B OF RHP / OF OF INF/OF MIF /OF 1B /RHP LHP 1B / C /U 3B/1B/OF LHP RHP OF C/1B/DH C/ 1B INF/OF RHP OF/1B/DH OF OF/RHP RHP RHP C/1B/RHP OF / LHP LHP/1B

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