Freshman Lee Kay tossed a complete game Thursday in Bowdon allowing only one unearned run to get the win
(Bowdon, GA) – The Braves baseball team got a huge momentum win in Bowdon Thursday evening as they knocked off the Red Devils for the first time since 2008.
The Braves won a pitcher’s duel 3-1 behind freshman starting pitcher Lee Kay who tossed a complete game allowing only one unearned run while scattering six hits. Kay struck out four and walked only two.
Tyler McDaniel also threw well for the Devils also pitching a complete game allowing only two earned runs and six hits.
Barring a Manchester upset of the Devils Friday it appears the Devils will enter the playoffs as Region 5-AA’s number two seed while the Braves will travel as the number three seed.
It is still unclear at this time who each team will face as the first round opponents from Region 7-AA are still to be determined.
Possible opponents for the Braves and Devils in round one which begins with a doubleheader this Friday, May 2 include Model, Coosa, Pepperell, or Dade County.
Offensively for the Braves Jared McCullough, Zack Stephens, Kay, Taylor Smith, and Tristan Brown each pounded out hits while Christopher and Quay Daniel each got RBI’s. It was a big win as far as momentum for the Braves who had lost some close region battles this season.
Head coach Trent Bianco was excited to see his guys get a big win over the seventh ranked team in the state in AA. “This was a big win for us today against a team that came in at 19-4 and ranked in the state,” said Bianco after the game.
“Bowdon is always a tough place to play and they got us at our place earlier this year so it is big to be able to battle back and get this win today heading into the playoffs. Can’t say enough about Lee Kay’s great performance on the hill throwing all seven innings today was huge especially for a freshman.”
The Braves travel to Spencer today for the final Region 5-AA contest of the season.