Clarkston baseball staff and top players for 2018 broke a nine-game losing streak to Meadowcreek this past week.
Clarkston ended a seven-year losing streak that covered nine games against Meadowcreek in a thrilling 17-14 decision Feb. 21.
Coach Ron Mills and his Clarkston squad jumped out to a 15-5 lead and held off the Mustangs from there, as junior Kwali Mickle (2-4; 2 RS; 1 RBI) and freshman Nathaniel Williams (1-2; 2 RS) led the offensive charge. Junior Napoleon Waters picked up the pitching decision while striking out two in his one inning of work.
Junior Lynndale Bell also shined at the plate for the Angoras in a 15-8 loss to Stone Mountain Feb. 20, going 3-3 with two RBI and one run scored.
Columbia received multiple offensive contributions in an 18-1 decision over McNair Feb. 23. Seniors Elijah Hammonds (1-1; 3 RS), Yahaziah Brown (1-3; 3 RS), Jason Robinson (1-1; 2 RS; 2 RBI), Mantavious Houston (1-2; 2 RS; 2 RBI) and Tramaine Callaway (1-2; 3 RS; 2 RBI) led the way. Callaway also took center stage on the pitching mound, picking up the victory while striking out four and allowing no earned runs over three innings.
Junior Nate Yeager tossed a three-hit shutout in Lakeside’s 15-0 blanking of Druid Hills Feb. 19, striking out one in three innings. Sophomore Levi Cloud (2-3; 2 RBI); senior Charlie Ludwick (2-2; 2 RS), senior Jackson Mathis (2-2; 2 RS; 2 RBI), sophomore Thomas Steele (2-2; 3 RBI; 2 RS) and sophomore Deatric Alexander (2-3; 2 RS; 2 RBI) collected two hits each in the triumph.
The Vikings also knocked off Chamblee by a 10-2 count Feb. 19, as senior Jack Tansill struck out six and allowed only four hits and one earned run over six innings for the mound decision. Mathis (2-4; 3 RBI; 2 RS) and Ludwick (2-3; 2 RS) paced the offensive charge.
Only three DeKalb County teams escaped with perfect records in action from last week.
Redan led the way, sweeping both ends of a doubleheader Feb. 24 at Decatur to go 2-0 on the week and move to 5-0 overall for the year. Coach Alexander Wyche’s Raiders easily took care of Grayson (10-0) and Decatur (9-1) by the cumulative margin of 19-1.
Coach Terrence Canty’s Miller Grove Wolverines picked up their first victory of the year, knocking off Stone Mountain by a 10-0 margin Feb. 23 to go 1-0 on the week and move to 1-2 overall.
Coach Sylvester Allen and the Towers Titans opened up the 2018 campaign with an impressive 22-1 triumph over Cross Keys Feb. 23.
Senior Justin Josey posted a no-hitter in Southwest DeKalb’s 11-1 decision over Stone Mountain Feb. 19, striking out four over four innings.
Chamblee also registered a no-hitter in a 12-2 victory over Martin Luther King Jr. Feb. 24. Juniors Zack Mackson (1 2/3 IP; 1 SO) and Daniel Sedacca (3 1/3 IP; 4 SO) and sophomore Michael Sarzen (1 IP) combined to do the honors in the Bulldogs’ no-hitter.
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2018 DCSD Baseball Week 2 Scores