Tournaments | Championship | 9/8/2019

East Cobb punches Jupiter ticket

Greg Gerard        
Photo: East Cobb Baseball (Perfect Game)

MARIETTA, Ga. – A seven-run second inning gave East Cobb Baseball the eventual 9-1 run-rule victory in the championship game of the 2019 WWBA Southeast Qualifier #1 over the Upstate Mavericks ST.

Highlighted by tournament MVP Brad Grenkoski’s second inning three-run home run and sixth inning walk-off two-run triple, East Cobb went up early in the game and never looked back. Grenkoski accounted for five RBI in the contest and was a no-question MVP after his huge weekend that totaled three home runs and a .727 batting average.

East Cobb got a strong three-inning start from Austin Wainer who struck out four over those three innings and only allowed one hit and one walk. The pitching staff as a whole only allowed two hits and one run. Combining that with the impressive day at the plate, East Cobb dominated from start to finish, not only in the championship game, but throughout the entire event.

ECB started the day out with a big win after claiming the No. 1 seed for their pair of victories on Saturday without allowing a run. They went on to earn a shutout in the semifinals and only allow one run in the championship game, truly an impressive feat.

The offense put together 10 hits in the championship game as Grenkoski, Jagger Smith and C Bogart each had multi-hit days.

Grenkoski. ECB’s two-hole hitter, hit 8-11 (.727) during the event with three home runs and an incredible OPS of 2.604.

The MV-Pitcher of the 2019 WWBA Southeast Qualifier #1, also from East Cobb Baseball, was Will Robbins. The lefthander pitched four innings of one-hit baseball in ECB’s first game of the event striking out six hitters and really set the table for what was to come for ECB in the rest of the tournament.

2019 WWBA Southeast Qualifier #1 runner-up: Upstate Mavericks ST

2019 WWBA Southeast Qualifier #1 MVP: Brad Grenkoski

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