TUESDAY'S AREA HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: SGA's Manry wins 400th career game; Monroe, Westover baseball headed for showdown; Sherwood wins opener

Photo by Danny Aller

Photo by Danny Aller

BAINBRIDGE -- SGA baseball coach Tommy Manry downplayed Tuesday's 22-0, three-inning win against Grace Academy in his usual deadpan style, but the one-sided win marked the 400th victory of his 27-year coaching career. Manry won his 400th game as a softball coach in September 2008.

His kids celebrated the whopping victory over Grace with perfection on the mound and three homers, including a grand slam.

"I would have rather had a region win over Tiftarea, but I'll take a W anytime I can get it,'' Manry said.

What a party it was. The Warriors scored two in the first, 10 in the second and 10 in the third to end the game in a three-inning mercy rule. And to top off No. 400, pitcher Jamie Barton was perfect for three innings, retiring all nine batters he faced. The first batter grounded out to short, then Barton struck out the next eight. Barton also had two hits and scored a run

The Warriors (3-0) belted three homers, including Austin Boyd's grand slam. Danny Doster followed the slam by hitting the next pitch out of the park for back-to-back homers in the second. Parker Adams homered in the first inning.

Taylor Tabb went 3-for-4 with an RBI, Ethan Cody had two hits and drove in two runs and Weston Lee had two hits and an RBI.

It was quite a celebration for No. 400. Everybody was in on the act.

"I only have 11 players,'' Manry said. "And all 11 of them had a hit and an RBI.''



Sherwood Christian, which had its season opener rained out last week, opened at home Tuesday with a spectacular debut from two pitchers, who combined to strike out 10 without walking anyone. Andrew Lanier went four innings, giving up one run on one hit while fanning six, then Clay Wright went the final three innings, striking out four while allowing a single.

Robert Wilson went 3-for-3, scored a run and drove in a run, and Zane Hood went 2-for-3 with two RBI.

"Our guys were pretty disappointed when they didn't get to play last week,'' SCA coach and A.D. Alan McWilliams said. "They were pumped and ready to play.''



Terrell Academy came back from an extra-inning loss Monday to Deerfield and took out its frustrations on Westwood Tuesday with a 10-0 five-inning victory in the Region 3-A opener.

Lance Shernisky gave up just two hits over five innings and struck out a season-high nine to get the win for the Eagles (2-3), who made the most of eight hits and seven walks to win by the mercy rule.

Hogan Skandamis went 3-for-3, scored a run and drove in two runs, and Adam O'Hearn drove in two runs and scored a run. Colby Blackburn scored twice and had an RBI single, and Garrett Hutchinson doubled home a run in his only at-bat.

"It was a good game to bounce back from that tough loss,'' said coach Ashley Walker, whose team has lost two close games to Deerfield this season. "After playing Deerfield twice and losing two nailbiter games it was good to get one under our belt.''



DONALSONVILLE -- Josh Buczek drove a sixth-inning 2-0 pitch into the gap for a three-run triple to break open a 3-2 game and helped lead Seminole to a significant Region 1-A victory, 9-3, against rival Baconton Charter on Tuesday.

"That was a big hit,'' Seminole coach Truette Johnson said. "That was the crucial moment. This is a really big region win for us. They're are rivals. The last three years we've played them for the top spot in the region.''

Seminole is 6-1 and now 2-0 in the region race, thanks to Buczek, who also belted a homer Tuesday. He had a triple, homer and a single, just missing the cycle. His brother Sam drove in a run with a sacrifice fly, and Chris Brown and Collin Chandler had RBI singles for the Indians.

Jake Vinson (2-1) went six innings, giving up three runs on three hits while striking out six and walking two. Vinson also had two hits, and Justin Burke had two hits.



Albany was trailing, 12-10, but scored nine runs in the fourth and five more in the fifth to pick up its first win of the season, a 10-run mercy-rule victory over Mitchell County in a game that had 21 walks, including 13 by Mitchell County.

"It was good to get the first win of the season, and it's even better because it was a region win,'' said Albany coach Charles Chatmon, whose team is 1-2 and 1-0 in the Region 1-AA race.

Albany used three pitchers, Andrico Carter, Devante Daniel, and Carlton Dixon, who pitched the third and fourth and picked up the win. Dixon also had a hit. Calvin Bennett went 2-for-2 with three walks and scored five times for the Indians, and Larry Sanford went 2-for-2 with a double and a triple. Josh Nolan went 2-for-3 and Marcellas Crews went 2-for-4.



The Knights improved to 5-0 behind Michael Laslie's first win on the mound and a double at the plate. Also having a solid game were Banks Kinslow (2-for-4) and Davis Moore (2-for-3, triple).

Laslie took a shutout into the seventh inning before giving up two runs. Kinslow came on in relief to seal the win.




Lee County's goalkeeper Ashley Law had her third consecutive shutout and Rachel Hatch gave a whole new meaning to the hat trick, scoring four goals for what could be called the Hatch-trick for Lee County. Hatch also had two assists.

Lindsey Crawford, Carsen Taylor, Haley Cimino, and Kelly Polk also scored for the Lady Trojans. Polk had two assists, and Cimino and Taylor had an assist each.

Lee County is now 9-1-1 and 3-0 in Region 1-AAAA.



Jordan Karn scored the goal to lift Lee County to the Region 1-AAAA victory. The Trojans are now 4-5-0 and 2-0 in the region race.