BROOKLET - Brandon Mock pitched a complete-game two-hit shutout and Tagg Lanier went 4-for-4 with a triple, a double and three runs scored as the Portal Panthers topped the Tattnall County Battle Creek Warriors 9-0 on the final day of the SEB Yellow Jacket baseball tournament.
BROOKLET - It took two extra innings, but - on the strength of a David Ogden sacrifice RBI - the West Laurens Raiders defeated the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets 6-5 on the fourth day of the SEB Yellow Jacket baseball tournament.
SAVANNAH - The Portal Panthers took a 12-8 lead after one, but a cold shooting night doomed PHS in a 58-39 loss to Terrell County Saturday in the quarterfinals of the GHSA Class A state tournament.
MACON - Too much speed, too much size and too much talent - the Griffin Bears (17-10) jumped out early on Statesboro and never looked back, advancing to the Elite 8 of the GHSA Class AAAA tournament Thursday night at Mercer University with a 71-50. Griffin will face North Clayton Saturday at 5:30 p.m. for a chance at the Final Four.
From Staff Reports
When it comes to milking the clock it is evident the Portal basketball team is not made up of a group of farmers.
Brett Rivers pitched a complete game and Brandon Mock scored three times and drove in two as the Portal Panthers topped the Claxton Tigers 16-6 on the third day of the SEB Yellow Jacket tournament.
Statesboro senior Morgan Doty knows his role. The 6-foot-3 senior has come off the bench for most of the 2006-2007 season. After a good few days of practice last week, Doty earned a start against upstart Whitewater in the first round of the AAAA state tournament.
It's not too often that teams from different region meet three times in the same season, but that will be the case tonight when Statesboro travels to Macon to face Griffin at Mercer University in the second round of the GHSA Class AAAA state tournament.
Win back-to-back region and state titles, win over 20 games in a row and go undefeated - those are the lofty goals of the Lady Lions of Trinity Christian, who open the season today against Abundant Life at 4:30 p.m. at Memorial Field.
BROOKLET - The Portal Panthers traveled to Southeast Bulloch Monday night to take on the Yellow Jackets in the first round of the SEB Yellow Jacket tournament. The game was full of offense from the start as the Panthers were able to pin eight runs in three innings on Yellow Jacket starter Scotty Beegle.
For 75 minutes, the Lady Blue Devils of Statesboro looked to be in total control of their foes from South Effingham. Unfortunately for SHS, the physicality of Tuesday night's non-region match finally got the best of them.
For most baseball teams, a 15-7 regular-season record wouldn't be termed a disappointment. But Statesboro is not most teams, and after a first-round, region-playoff loss to Lakeside, the Diamond Devils were unexpectedly sitting at home.
Zac Mosely's game-winning home run lifted Claxton to a 6-5 win over Montgomery County Monday. Matthew Rogers struck out 12 and allowed two earned runs for the win. Jeremy Cerventes was 1-for-4 with a two-run homer for Claxton, while Kelvin Goodson went 1-for-4 with an RBI double and Harley Hendrix was 2-for-3 and double and one RBI. Mosely was 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI.
The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets will return to the diamond today to start off the 2007 season with a home tournament.