Pied­mont sweeps Col­bert Heights, ad­vances

AHSAA BASE­BALL SEMINFINALS

Cherokee County Herald - - COMMUNITY NEWS - By Al Muske­witz

TUSCUMBIA — Matt Deer­man is prob­a­bly the last per­son you’d ex­pect to drop a wa­ger on any­thing, but he rolled the dice on the big­gest gam­ble in base­ball Wed­nes­day night and it paid off big time for the Pied­mont Bull­dogs.

Deer­man played the sui­cide squeeze on a two- strike count with Ma­son Mo­hon in the sixth inning and Mo­hon got it down, scor­ing a streak­ing Tay­lor Mor­row from third with the goa­head run in a 2-1 win over Col­bert Heights that com­pleted a sweep of their best-of-3 Class 3A semi­fi­nal base­ball se­ries.

The Bull­dogs ( 27- 12), who won the first game 4- 2 with back- to- back homers in the sev­enth by Tay­lor Hayes and Eas­ton Kirk, played Gordo in a best- of- three game se­ries on Monday in Mont­gomery.

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“We took a chance and it worked out,” Deer­man said of the sec­ond game against Col­bert Heights. “The kids made me look good. Mo­hon made me look good right there. I’m not nec­es­sar­ily what you would call a gam­bler, but some­times you have gut feel­ings and you just go with your in­stincts. … But I don’t know that I’ve ever made a call like that.”

“That was one of the best calls I’ve ever been a part of,” Mor­row said. “That’s THE best play I’ve ever been a part of.”

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