Tro­jans

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strik­ing out four. Both runs scored against him were un­earned.

Gor­don Lee 10, Franklin Road Acad. 0

Jake Wright is­sued just one walk and gave up only three hits, strik­ing out 10 in the five-in­ning win.

Five runs in the top of the first turned out to be more than enough for the Tro­jans, who pounded out 10 hits, four of which went for dou­bles. Hod­son, Day, Thomp­son and Size­more all had two-base hits for Gor­don Lee. Pet­ti­grew was the only player with two hits.

Hop­kins, Potter, and Size­more all had two RBIs. Thomp­son and Pet­ti­grew knocked in one run apiece.

Gor­don Lee 7, Red Bank 0

Play­ing on the Lions’ home field, Potter had three hits, all dou­bles, and drove in a run. Pet­ti­grew was 2-for-2 with a dou­ble and three RBIs, while Street­man was 2-for-2 with a run and two RBIs. Hod­son also recorded an RBI and Hop­kins added a dou­ble.

Size­more threw four in­nings, al­low­ing one hit and two walks with four strike­outs. Hod­son pitched the fifth and struck out two bat­ters to close it out.

Gor­don Lee 9, Rock­wood 3

The Tro­jans (16-3) found plenty in re­serve on Satur­day, putting up five runs with two outs in the bot­tom of the fourth in­ning to break open what had been a close game and claim the cham­pi­onship in a seven-in­ning con­test.

Hop­kins had a big day as the se­nior first base­man went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Day had a pair of dou­bles and drove in two. Bar­bee had two hits and RBI, while Potter dou­bled and scored a run. Pet­ti­grew also had a hus­tle dou­ble that be­came a run af­ter a

throw­ing er­ror at the end of the play al­lowed him to cir­cle the bases.

Three pitch­ers com­bined to limit Rock­wood to just five hits on the day. Gor­don Lee’s pitch­ing staff gave up 11 hits and struck out 30 in 22 in­nings of work.

“We were able to see some dif­fer­ent guys pitch in some dif­fer­ent spots,” head coach Mike Dun­fee said. “Every­body threw well all four games and our hit­ters made ad­just­ments as they went. I know we were a lit­tle bit tired to­day, but we treated this (week­end) like the play­offs.

“In the play­offs you play a dou­ble­header, which could be 14

in­nings, and we played 15 (Fri­day) night, so you have to be able to come back that next day and fin­ish that Game 3.”

Thomp­son would work into the fourth, al­low­ing one earned run on two hits with five walks, five strike­outs and two hits bats­men. Street­man threw the next three in­nings, al­low­ing no earned runs on three hits and one walk with two strike­outs. Hod­son came in to close it out in the sev­enth and promptly struck out the side in or­der.

Hop­kins, Pet­ti­grew and Street­man were named to the Al­lTour­na­ment Team, while Potter, who went 7-for-12 with four

dou­bles and four RBIs in four games, was named the tour­na­ment Most Valu­able Player.

“I thought it was a good week and we saw some kids do some things that are go­ing to help us out in the fu­ture,” Dun­fee added.

Gor­don Lee, the No. 1-ranked team in Class A Pub­lic, ac­cord­ing to the lat­est Ge­or­gia Dugout pre­view polls, will play a non-re­gion game at sec­ond-ranked (Class 2A) Rock­mart on Wed­nes­day at 5:30 p.m.

They will travel to Dar­ling­ton on Fri­day for a sub­re­gion game at 4:30 and re­turn home on Satur­day to face third-ranked (Class 4A) Her­itage at 1 p.m.

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