The Redan Raiders head into the second round of the Class 2A state high school baseball playoffs with a doubleheader in the best-of-three series against Rockmart set for Saturday at 11:00 am at Gresham Park.
Redan (18-10) is coming off a 9-2, 13-0 sweep of Drew in the opening round last Monday after entering the playoffs as the Region 5-2A champion.
Senior Yanick Butler pitched six innings in the 9-2 opening game win. He finished with eight strikeouts. Sophomore Daelyn House followed that up going five innings in the 13-0 victory with five strikeouts.
Senior catcher Adriel Martinez provided some fire power in the two-game series going a combined 5-6 with four RBI and senior shortstop/pitcher Bernard Moon was right behind at 4-6 with a home run and four RBI.
Junior infielder Tyrel Wyatt was 3-5 on the day with 1 RBI and sophomore outfielder Collin Brightwell finished 3-5 at the plate as well.
Rockmart (19-10) is coming off a sweep on the road at Banks County winning 4-3 and 3-1 after entering the playoffs as the No. 3 seed out of Region 7.
The two teams enter the matchup with one common opponent in Cedartown. Rockmart split a pair of one-run games with Cedartown (4-5, 2-1) while Redan holds a 12-6 win over Cedartown back on April 7.
The doubleheader, weather permitting, starts at 11:00 am with the second game to follow approximately 30 minutes later. A third game, if necessary, is set for a 4:00 pm start on Monday at Gresham Park.
If Redan wins, the team hosts the third round against the winner of Worth County and Appling County on Saturday, May 6.
DCSD BASEBALL STATE PLAYOFFS SCHEDULE
Saturday, April 29
Rockmart (19-10) vs. Redan (18-10), 11:00 am DH
Monday, May 1
Gresham Park (If needed)
Rockmart (19-10) vs. Redan (18-10), 4:00 pm