Georgia All-Stars crush Alabama in inaugural All-Star game

Photo by Danny Aller

Photo by Danny Aller

TROY, Ala. -- It was a rout of all-star proportions, just the kind of game you want to have to top off the season.

It's called the Georgia-Alabama Independent Schools All-Star Game, but it was all Georgia when the two teams played earlier this week at Troy State.

The Georgia kids won 12-1, outhitting 'Bama 15 to 4 as four area players and two area coaches were at the heart of this win.

"We had a ball,'' said Deerfield-Windsor baseball coach Rod Murray, who co-coached the team along with Terrell Academy coach Ashley Walker. "These kids were hard-nosed baseball players. They really got after it. It was a long day, but it was a lot of fun.''

Deerfield's Michael Matthews went 2-for-4 and drove in two runs, while two Terrell Academy players also had big days. Cole Phillips was one of six pitchers used by Georgia. Phillips pitched a perfect ninth inning, striking out two of the three batters he faced to nail down the victory.

Terrell Academy's Colby Blackburn had two hits and drove in two runs, and Crisp Academy's Les Cromer also had a hit for the Georgia team.

The two private-school associations are now working on putting on an All-Star game for football after the upcoming season.