FORT MYERS, Fla. – East Cobb Baseball out of Marietta, Ga., claimed a table for two in the semifinal round of the playoffs at the Perfect Game 14u BCS Finals after the completion of the quarterfinals late Wednesday night at Terry Park.
The fourth-seeded East Cobb Titans 14u (6-1-1) and the ninth-seeded East Cobb Tigers 14u (6-2) picked up two playoff wins Wednesday and face each other in one semifinal Thursday morning at City of Palms Park.
The third-seeded Texas Venom (7-1) and No. 7 seed Boca Thunder Baseball (6-2) meet in the other semifinal, also at City of Palms.
The 14u BCS Finals championship game is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Thursday at COP.
The East Cobb Titans 14u beat the 13th-seeded Tampa Suns, 9-1, and No. 5 Meteors Baseball, 12-3, in their two playoff games Wednesday. Right-hander Stetson Scott pitched a complete game, six inning four-hitter in the win over the Suns.
Right-hander Landon Falkner pitched a five inning three-hitter and struck out five while walking six in the win over Meteors. The Titans had only five hits, but Matthew Broadhead, Brayden Graham, Alonzo Jones and Marcus Mitchell all drove in two runs apiece.
The East Cobb Tigers 14u got past the No. 8 Upstate Mavericks, 8-7, in their first-round playoff game, and then knocked off the top-seeded Tifton Mavericks, 5-0. Left-hander Cal Stevenson pitched a gem against Tifton, working seven strong innings and giving up only three hits with 10 strikeouts. Daino Deas was 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI, and one run scored.
Boca Thunder Baseball fought-off the 10th-seeded Homeplate Chilidogs, 5-3, to start play Wednesday, and then scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to rally past the 15th-seeded New York Grays, 6-5, in the quarters.
Matthew Luzi was 2-for-4 and drove in two runs, and Stephen Gogreve was 2-for-3 with an RBI in the comeback win over the Grays.
Texas Venom got a complete game five-hitter from right-hander Beau Ridgeway in a 4-1 first-round win over the 14th-seeded East Cobb Braves 14u, then pounded out 13 hits in an 8-7 win over the No. 6 Collegeville Pirates in the quarters.
Brent Patane was 3-for-4 and drove in two runs, and big Luken Baker was 2-for-2 with a home run and two runs driven in the win over the Pirates.