It’s been an exciting time if you’re a baseball fan living in East Cobb this year! We had two of our hometown teams represented in the Class AAAAAA baseball championship series. Walton beat Pope to win the title with a 5 – 4, 7th inning victory. This title win gave Walton its third State Championship in program history; the others were in 92’ and 07’.
Jason Avers knocked in two runs with a walk-off, one-out single in the bottom of the seventh to give Walton a 5-4 victory over Pope in a two-game sweep of the best-of-three Class AAAAAA baseball championship series Saturday at Pope.
Avers hit the first pitch off reliever Josh Lowe into left field which brought home Parker McCoy and Carter Kieboom with the tying and winning runs. McCoy opened the inning with a walk, and Kieboom reached with a one-out, ground-rule double. Pope intentionally walked Jason Rooks and brought in the Florida State-bound Lowe to face Avers.
We are very proud of both teams and the student athletes who represented themselves, their schools, and East Cobb in their great seasons and through the play-offs.