May 16, 2008
Albany - Deerfield-Windsor pitcher Kevin McCrary didn't look like he would last long giving up back to back homeruns in the first inning.
McCrary settled in and shut down George Walton the rest of the way in the Knights 10-2 win game two of the series.
The victory puts Deerfield-Windsor in the GISA AAA semifinals for the first time in three years.
Deerfield-Windsor was the visitor in game two and Evan Boyd's homerun gave them an early two nothing lead.
George Walton's Chris Salmons and Cameron Windham hit back to back solo homeruns to tie the game in the bottom of the first.
Deerfield-Windsor got back on top with Justin Lott's sacrifice fly in the third that brought home Michael Matthews.
The Knights broke it open in the fifth.
Culin Brown singled home Matthews and Grant Massey and Steven Mann's double plated Boyd and Brown.While the lead was increasing, Kevin McCrary was cruising with 14 strikeouts and just four hits.
Rod Murray "He did a great job getting his composure back. We knew if we could just get him through the next couple of innings, he was going to settle down and throw the ball really well."
Kevin McCrary "Second and third batters were real good. I just had to throw strikes and hope they didn't hit it out of the park."
Deerfield-Windsor will host the winner of the John Milledge/Stratford series.
Head coach Rod Murray says it looks like that series will be played next Thursday and Saturday.
In other action, Southland wins game one at North Cobb Christian 7-1.
Game two is Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
In AA, Brookwood wins game one over defending state champion Windsor 13-8 and game two is starting around 9:45 on Friday night.
Trinity Christian beats Tiftarea 8-1 and game two is Saturday aftenroon.
Terrell Academy and Robert Toombs were rained out Friday and will play a doubleheader starting at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.
Westwood takes game one at Nathanael Greene 7-1 and game two is Saturday in Siloam.