The final 8 teams have been determined and the quarterfinal games are about to begin here at the East Cobb Complex and Kell HS.
Those teams are: ABD Bulldogs ’09, East Cobb Astros, Dallas Tigers, Tri-State Arsenal/Cust D-Jacks, Diamond Devils, Dirtbags, ASD Bulldogs and Diamond Vision Elite.
Some Highlights from playoff games today include:
-- Dirtbags RHP Chad Rothlin threw a 2-hit shutout in a 2-0 win over the West Coast Wave. Rothlin couldn’t have thrown more than 45-50 pitches in the 50 minute/5 inning game
-- Dallas Tigers SS Chad Kettler hit a bases loaded double to drive in 3 runs in the bottom of the 4th inning to give the Tigers a 4-0 lead, then came in to pitch with the bases loaded and the score 4-1 in the 5th inning to earn the save.
-- The Tigers defeated the Indiana Mustangs 3-0 in their second game of the day behind LHP Crayton Bare. Bare allowed only 1 hit, a single leading off the fourth inning, while walking 3 and striking out 5.
-- Aflac All-American RHP Chad Thompson threw a complete game 2-hitter in ABD’s 5-2 win over Baseball U. Thompson struck out 5 while pitching in the upper 80’s. ABD 2B Tony Walters had a double and triple and scored 2 runs for ABD.
-- East Cobb Astros 2B Zach Alvord drove in 6 of the Astros 7 runs in a 7-4 win over Akadema/Florida Raiders. Alvord had a 2 run single in the first inning, then launched a grand slam home run over the left field wall in the 3rd.
-- Diamond Devils RHP Greg Harrison threw a 2 hit shutout at NorCal in the Diamond Devils 3-0 win. 3B Matt Moore cleared the bases in the first inning with a triple to account for all three Diamond Devils runs.
-- The Diamond Devils picked up another 5 inning shutout from 2010 RHP Drew Cisco in an 8-0 win over Top Tier. Cisco allowed 4 hits and walked 1 while striking out 5. 1B Daniel Palka and LF Casey Forrester each drove in 2 runs.