Baseball Class AAAAAAA Championship: Etowah vs. Woodstock recap

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Class AAAAAAA Baseball Championship

Game 1

Etowah 4, Woodstock 1

Etowah took a step towards its first baseball title by winning Game 1 in the series 4-1 over Woodstock at State Mutual Stadium in Rome Wednesday night.

The Eagles got the action started in the first inning with a double by junior Andrew Keene. Jackson Sisk brought him home with an RBI single to take a 1-0 lead. Both teams struggled to find and offensive rhythm until the fifth inning when Etowah pushed the lead to 3-0.

In the fifth, the Eagles got runners into scoring position off a Nico Cho sacrifice bunt which put Brandon Marcus on second base. Woodstock pitcher Brant Hurter bobbled the bunt and failed to make the play at second and was forced to throw to first for the out.

Chris Keever was up next and hit a single to right field to get runners at the corners. Connor Bowen took advantage in the next at-bat with yet another bunt to get the runner home. Hurter tried to get the ball to the catcher but it skipped low off of the dirt, leading to an error and a run.

Woodstock answered offensively with an RBI single by Nolan Tressler that squeaked past the first baseman to make it 3-1.

However, Etowah’s Drew Waters brought another run home in the seventh-inning with a RBI single to right field after a balk was called on Hurter which put a runner at third base.

Etowah finished with seven hits and one error, Woodstock had five hits and two errors.

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