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.