Fourteen game winning streak aside, Deerfield-Windsor baseball will settle for two wins out of their next three games. With those wins, the Knights would seal a second straight appearance in the GISA State Championship.
The path to a title always seems to go through Tattnall Square, and the Trojans forced Deerfield into a detour Friday.
Tattnall bested the Knights 7-3 in Macon with a huge two-out rally. The Trojans earned the 1-0 series advantage after scoring five runs in the third inning all with two outs. The Tattnall onslaught forced Deerfield to play catch-up trailing 7-1.
"All year long we talked about doing the little things right and we didn't finish some inningsâ|we gave up some runs with two outs," Knights Head Coach Rod Murray said. "(The) third inning...that's evidence if you don't do the little things right, a good team will take advantage of mistakes- that's exactly what Tattnall did."
Weston King and Coleman Butler each hit solo homeruns for Deerfield. Davis Hines scored the Knights final run on a Trojans throwing error in the seventh inning.
The Knights must win two games tomorrow to continue their season. Weston King will start on the mound for Deerfield for the second game starting at 2 PM.
Westwood Closes David Emanuel Early
The Westwood Wildcats are moving toward a GISA-A State Title, and David Emanuel Academy didn't provide much resistance in game one.
Wildcat pitcher Douglas Nobles earned the victory striking out nine in an 11-1 five-inning called game.
The senior added some support with the bat, as well. Nobles and Caleb Morell tagged home runs to push the Wildcats within one victory of a state title appearance.
Westwood can close out the series Saturday at 11 AM.