Chamblee’s Joseph Brown and the Bulldogs host No. 10 ranked Kell in the opening round of the Class 5A State playoffs. on Friday at 2:00 pm. (Photo by Mark Brock)
The Chamblee Bulldogs (22-8) set a school record for wins in a season with 22 this season and host Class 5A No. 10 ranked Kell (20-11) at 2:00 pm tomorrow.
Seniors Ben Lang (2.25 ERA) and Carl Marwitz (2.29) lead the Bulldogs’ pitching staff. Lang is 4-3 and Marwitz is 6-2 with both right at 37 innings on the mound this season. Senior Van Markiton (.438, 7 doubles) leads the Bulldogs at the plate while senior Joseph Brown is hitting at a .383 clip with 10 doubles and third in the county with 33 RBI on the season.
In other Class 5A action, Columbia (25-5) travels to East Paulding (15-13) at 4:00 pm and Southwest DeKalb (15-10) goes to No. 4 ranked Carrollton (25-5) at 5:00 pm.
The Eagles are led on the mound by junior Derrick Dennis (5-2, 1.77 ERA) and senior Jamal Huff (6-1, 1.79 ERA). Junior Elijah Hammonds is second in DeKalb with a .522 batting average (11 doubles, 28 RBI) and senior Marvin Lloyd is hitting .438 with 11 doubles and 27 RBI.
Southwest DeKalb is led by senior Javeon Cody who leads the county in batting average at .574 with 11 doubles, 7 triples and 20 RBI from his leadoff spot. Senior Channing Walker is 5-1 with a 2.35 ERA and 61 strikeouts in 41.7 innings to lead on the mound.
The Lakeside Vikings (18-9) go on the road to Class 7A No. 10 ranked Lambert (18-13) for a 4:30 pm doubleheader on Friday in Class 7A.
Junior Matthew Holt is 3-0 with a 2.68 ERA and 26 strikeouts in 31.3 innings for the Vikings. Senior Kiernan Acklin is hitting at a .430 clip with 9 doubles and 25 RBI to lead the Vikings at the plate.
The lone Class 4A entry for DeKalb is Druid Hills (17-10) which goes on the road to West Laurens (19-8) for a 5:00 pm doubleheader to open their state playoff run.
Juniors Mason Curtis (.407, 14 RBI) and Joseph Hiley (.405, 25 RBI) top the Red Devils’ offensive battery. Senior Harrison Aiken is the go to guy on the mound with a 6-4 record and 2.19 ERA in 44.7 innings.
DCSD STATE BASEBALL PLAYOFFS SCHEDULE
Friday, April 28
BEST OF THREE SERIES
Lakeside (18-9) at Lambert (18-13), 4:30 p.m. (DH)
Brunswick (13-15) at Tucker (24-6), 2:00 p.m. (DH)
Stephenson (16-11) at Richmond Hill (19-10), 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Villa Rica (16-10) at Arabia Mountain (18-8), 2:00 p.m. (DH)
Kell (20-11) at Chamblee (22-8), 2:00 p.m. (DH)
Columbia (25-5) at East Paulding (15-13), 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Southwest DeKalb (15-10) at Carrollton (25-5), 5:00 p.m. (DH)
Druid Hills (17-10) at West Laurens (19-8), 5:00 p.m. (DH)
Fannin County (15-13) at Redan (21-9), 4:30 p.m. (DH)
Saturday, April 29
Lakeside at Lambert, 12:30 p.m., if necessary
Brunswick at Tucker, 12:30 p.m., if necessary
Stephenson at Richmond Hill, 1:00 pm, if necessary
Villa Rica at Arabia Mountain, 1:00 p.m., if necessary
Kell at Chamblee, 1:00 p.m., if necessary
Columbia at East Paulding, 1:00 p.m., if necessary
Druid Hills at West Laurens, 1:00 p.m., if necessary
Fannin County at Redan, 2:00 p.m., if necessary
Friday Doubleheader: Adults – $10.00, Students – $10.00
Saturday Single Game If Necessary: Adults – $7.00, Students – $7.00