Photo: Perfect Game

Tomahawks secure playoff spot

Tournaments : : Story
Sam Brazenas        
Published: Tuesday, June 25, 2013

MARIETTA, Ga. -- After taking off at the plate in the fourth inning, the Midland Tomahawks won their sixth straight game securing their spot in the playoffs.

The Midland Tomahawks took an 11-2 victory over Titans Select in just five short innings on Tuesday at the East Cobb Baseball Complex.

The Tomahawks are now 6-0 and will play one last pool game on Wednesday at Cartersville Baseball Complex. However, win or lose; the Tomahawks will be champions of their pool and continue on to the playoffs.

After Tuesday’s game, head coach Brian Carney is confident his team will do well throughout the rest of the tournament.

We’re looking forward to hopefully securing a bye for Wednesday and be ready to go on Thursday,” said Carney.

Alec Graves pitched the first four innings only giving up two runs and striking out six opponents. Cole Heflin pitched the fifth and final inning for the Tomahawks and was able to keep the Titans at two runs completing the game after the top of the fifth inning.

Solid work in the field kept the Titans from scoring, but it was the Tomahawks offense that led them to this win.

Carney said hitting with men on base is one of his team’s strengths.

We can hit up and down the line-up,” explained Carney. “We have power guys from 1-10. We can hit anywhere and we have a lot of dudes who are fast.”

Brad Hall, Kyle Butz, Adam McDonough, Mitch Gremling, and Ricky West all had hits in the fourth inning helping to bring in the seven runs that were scored that inning. Hall went 2-for-2 on the day with two singles and two RBI. Kyle Butz also went 2-for-2 with one RBI.

The Tomahawks competed in last year’s tournament at East Cobb and are hoping to come out on top this year.

We’d like to win (the tournament), and beat everybody that we face. That’s hopefully our goal. Same as everybody else’s but that’s what we’d like to do,” said Carney.

The Tomahawks are comprised of players from Ohio, Kentucky and Michigan.

We have a lot of good players, they’re all very talented and there are a lot of kids here that are getting interest from colleges,” explained Carney, “They’re just good. They’re good, talented players who play hard, enjoy playing well together and have a desire to win.”

Recent Related Articles
PG West MLK Day 4 Scout Notes
Jacob Pearson had a big weekend hitting atop the lineup for the PG West MLK Upperclass champion North East Baseball National ... READ 
PG East MLK Scout Notes
2020 righthander and 14u PG Select Baseball Festival participant Victor Mederos was up to 94 mph over the weekend and was one... READ 
PG West MLK Day 3 Scout Notes
2018 shortstop and UConn recruit Kyler Fedko hit a big three-run blast for North East Baseball on Sunday as one of the top pr... READ 
Most Viewed Related Articles
World Championship All-Tournament
The All-Tournament Team from the 2016 WWBA World Championship, held at the Roger Dean Complex in Jupiter, Fla., October 20-24... READ 
16u Tourney All-American Team
Nolan Gorman enjoyed a huge season for the powerful Central Florida Gators travel team on his way to earning Player of the Ye... READ 
17u Tourney All-American Team
This week Perfect Game will unveil the 14u-17u Tournament All-American Teams for the 2016 event season. We start with the 17u... READ 
 



Keywords in this article
       Player Profile Page    Event Page
About Perfect Game :: Contact us :: Site Map
Copyright 1994-2017 by Perfect Game. All rights reserved. No portion of this information may be reprinted or reproduced without the written consent of Perfect Game.