May 31, 2008
Albany -- The Deerfield-windsor baseball team was denied it's bid for a fifth state championship Saturday, as Tattnall Square beat the Knights 16-2 to win the title.
The Trojans topped DWS 14-4 in Game One Friday.
Deerfield got on the board first in Game Two, with Brooks Kinslow driving in Michael Matthews with a two-out single in the 2nd inning.
Tattnall would take over from there.
Leading 4-1 headed into the 4th, the Trojans would score 12 times in the inning, highlighted by back-to-back home runs by Jordan Brooks and Ridge Brown.
Eight of the twelve runs in the inning came with two outs.
Deerfield-Windsor head coach Rod Murray says despite the outcome, the Knights still had a great season, and the big inning was his teams downfall.
"They're a great team, they're going to hit the baseball," says Murray. "That didn't surprise anybody. We had a chance to make some plays but didn't. We had two good teams going at it, and things didn't fall our way. We're thankful to make it to the finals, and that's just the way it falls sometimes."
Deerfield finished the 2008 season with 24 wins and just three losses.
Westwood beat Flint River 6-3 in Game Two of the GISA Class-A championship series, but were unable to win their first state title since 1988, as the Wildcats fell 9-4 in the deciding Game Three.