Seven DeKalb County teams qualified for the state tournament beginning Friday with Lakeside and Southwest DeKalb as the only teams hosting home playoff series.
Lakeside (19-7) is hosting Westlake in Class 6A play with the best-of-three series starting with a doubleheader on Friday at 2:00 pm. The third game, if necessary, is set for Saturday at 2:00 pm.
In other Class 6A playoff action Tucker (13-13) is traveling to Newnan on Friday for a 3:00 pm doubleheader with a third game, if necessary at 3:00 pm on Saturday.
Southwest DeKalb (17-6) leads the three-team Class 5A contingent by entertaining Cambridge in a 2:00 pm doubleheader on Friday. The third game would be played on Saturday at 12:00 pm.
Dunwoody (13-12) goes on the road to Dalton for a 2:00 pm doubleheader with third game set for Saturday at 1:00 pm. Druid Hills travels to Forsyth Central for a 5:00 pm doubleheader on Friday and a third game is set for 2:00 pm Saturday.
In Class 4A action, Redan is the guest in a trip to Cartersville for a 4:00 pm doubleheader and would play the third game at 1:00 pm on Saturday. Chamblee likewise traveling with a date against Heritage-Catoosa set for a 2:00 pm doubleheader on Friday and the if necessary third game at 1:00 pm on Saturday.
Four DeKalb County squads posted perfect records in the final week of regular season action.
Coach Brian Ely’s Chamblee Bulldogs rolled past Arabia Mountain (4-2) April 18, Cross Keys (16-0) April 20 and Cross Keys (15-0) April 21 to move to 12-14 overall for the year.
Seniors Sam Mays (1 IP; 3 SO; 2 BB) and Travis Anderson (1 IP; 1 SO; 1 BB) teamed with junior Jack Bennett (1 IP; 1 SO) to toss a no-hitter in Chamblee’s April 21 blanking of Cross Keys (15-0).
Coach Steve Dennis picked up victory No. 376 in a 3-0 week that included dominating triumphs over Cross Keys (29-0) April 18, Lithonia (16-1) April 20 and Lithonia (16-1) April 21 in finishing 15-11 overall.
Coach Donnie Hayes and the Lakeside Vikings swept a three-game series against Tucker, winning 7-3 April 18, 7-5 April 19 and 8-7 April 21 to move to 19-7 on the year.
Coach Marcus Salter’s McNair Mustangs closed out the year with two impressive decisions over Douglass (20-7) April 18 and Washington (14-2) April 20 to finish 9-11-2 overall.
Senior Joel Campos-Mendez closed out his high school career in style for Towers in a 9-8 victory over Douglass April 20, finishing 3-4 with two runs scored, two RBI and one stolen base.
Seniors Tyler Sylvester (2-4; 2 RBI), Myles White (2-3; 2 RS; 3 RS; 2 RBI) and Jaquarious Glover (2-3; 2 RBI) delivered two hits in Southwest DeKalb’s 11-2 victory over Mays April 20. Junior Channing Walker struck out six and allowed four hits over seven innings on the pitching end.
DCSD STATE BASEBALL PLAYOFFS
Friday, April 29
Westlake at Lakeside (19-7), Doubleheader beginning at 2:00 p.m.
Tucker (13-13) at Newnan, Doubleheader beginning at 3:00 p.m.
Cambridge at SW DeKalb (17-6), Doubleheader beginning at 2:00 p.m.
Dunwoody (13-12) at Dalton, Doubleheader beginning at 2:00 p.m.
Druid Hills (15-11) at Forsyth Central, Doubleheader beginning at 5:00 p.m.
Redan (16-9) at Cartersville, Doubleheader beginning at 4:00 p.m.
Chamblee (12-14) at Heritage-Catoosa, Doubleheader beginning at 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 30
Westlake at Lakeside (19-7), Single game, if necessary, at 2:00 p.m.
Tucker (13-13) at Newnan, Single game, if necessary, at 1:00 p.m.
Cambridge at SW DeKalb (17-6), Single game, if necessary, at 12:00 p.m.
Dunwoody (13-12) at Dalton, Single game, if necessary, at 1:00 p.m.
Druid Hills (15-11) at Forsyth Central, Single game, if necessary, at 2:00 p.m.
Redan (16-9) at Cartersville, Single game, if necessary, at 1:00 p.m.
Chamblee (12-14) at Heritage-Catoosa, Single game, if necessary, at 1:00 p.m.
Friday Doubleheader: Adults $10.00, Students $10.00
Saturday Single Game If Necessary: Adults $7.00, Students $7.00