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Wolfpack extend series with game two win

Posted: May 27, 2012 - 12:06am  |  Updated: May 27, 2012 - 12:29am
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Jordan Hunt is greeted by Greenbrier head coach Chris Wilkins after the first of his two home runs in game two of the GHSA Class AAAA baseball state finals.  Scott Rouch
Scott Rouch
Jordan Hunt is greeted by Greenbrier head coach Chris Wilkins after the first of his two home runs in game two of the GHSA Class AAAA baseball state finals.

Two games weren't enough to crown a GHSA Class AAAA baseball champion Saturday afternoon.
Under a blazing sun in Loganville, Ga., the Greenbrier Wolfpack and Loganville Red Devils split a doubleheader in the state finals, with the Red Devils (30-9) taking game one 4-2, while the Wolfpack (31-4) rebounded for a 12-3 victory in the nightcap.
The split extended the series to a winner-take-all third game in Loganville Monday at 2 p.m.
"If they scheduled it on the moon, we'd find a way to get there," said Wolfpack head coach Chris Wilkins. "It will be a fun game to watch. I hope it ends the way we want it to."
Jordan Hunt and Austin Robinson kept other Wolfpack arms fresh for the finale as both hurled complete games.
In game one, Hunt (10-1) scattered six hits, but gave up a three-run homer to Red Devils' shortstop David Mayo on a fly ball to left that just kept carrying until it left the park in the bottom of the fifth, giving the Red Devils the 4-2 lead.
Hunt was bested by the duo of Christian Miller and Brandon Pergantis who combined to allow just a second-inning single to Adam Grice.
"I don't know how that ball went out," said Hunt of the game-one homer. "We didn't swing very well the first game, but the lefty (Miller) was pretty good. Eventually the team had to start hitting the ball and we did."
Hunt was a large part of the offensive explosion in game two, accounting for two of the Wolfpack's four home runs.
The Red Devils were the visitors for the nightcap and each time they scored a run, the Wolfpack were able to answer. The Red Devils scored a run in the second inning to begin the scoring, and then the Wolfpack went to work.
Hunt singled and Grice singled him home. Knox Marchman doubled and Sasser doubled Grice and Marchman in. Hunter Boose stepped up and hit the big blow of the inning, a two-run homer over the left-centerfield fence to give the Wolfpack a 5-1 lead.
"It boosted my confidence to come out and do that because I didn't hit very well in the first game," said Boose. "That gave us a momentum booster."
Bolstered by the lead, Robinson went out and allowed two solo home runs to Red Devils' slugger Clint Frazier and finished giving up seven hits while striking out four.
"There was a lot of pressure until we started to score," said Robinson. "It's fun to pitch when the team scores runs for you."

 

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