Valdosta Daily Times

March 30, 2013

Local sports roundup


The Valdosta Daily Times

TIFTON — The Valdosta varsity baseball team split its doubleheader with Tift County on Friday night. The Wildcats earned a 6-3 win in game one, before Tift won game two, 2-1.

In game 1, Valdosta’s Jacob Davis pitched a complete game, allowing two earned runs and seven hits, and striking out three. Seth Shuman went 2 for 3 and drove in a run for the Wildcats. Logan Stephens and Daniel Tefft also drove in runs. Stephens, Goodson, Drew Morrison, Bradley Felkel and Tefft had hits.

In game 2, Alex Abbott’s solo home run in the sixth inning gave Tift a 2-1 lead. Then Abbott gunned down a runner at home plate in the bottom of the sixth to preserve the lead.

Corey Jaramillo drove in Valdosta’s only run. David Posas and Felkel had the Wildcats’ other two hits. Zach Newham pitched a complete game, allowing just one earned run and two hits and striking out four.

With the game one victory, the Wildcats earned their first Region 1-6A victory of the season.



Berrien hammers Brooks, 13-3

QUITMAN — The Berrien baseball team beat Brooks County 13-3 Friday night.

Dalton McMillan earned the win on the hill for the Rebels, pitching four innings and striking out four batters.

At the plate, Taylor Griner was 4 for 5 with two runs batted in, Hunter Garrett was 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs, Shawn Witt was 2 for 5 with an RBI and Devonte Bass was 3 for 4 with an RBI.

Berrien (11-3, 4-0 in Region 1-AA) faces Brantley County Monday at 12 p.m. The game will be played at Valdosta State’s Billy Grant Field.



Lanier County routs Clinch County

LAKELAND — The Lanier County Bulldogs earned a much needed Region 2-A victory Friday night, hammering the Clinch County Panthers 12-4.

Theo Vaggalis was 2 for 4 with three runs scored for the Bulldogs, while Avery Taylor was 2 for 4 with two runs scored. Andrew Patten drove in four runs, while Rusty Zirkle finished with two.

Lanier County is now 6-8 overall, while Clinch County is now 9-3 overall.



Lowndes soccer beats Colquitt County

VALDOSTA — Lowndes’ soccer teams defeated Colquitt County on Friday at the Valdosta State Soccer Complex.

Liz Lott scored two goals, and led Lowndes’ girls to a 2-0 win. Chelan Worms assisted on one of the goals. Allison Liu recorded a shutout in goal.

Pierre Castor scored two goals for Lowndes’ boys, and led the Vikings to a 3-1 win. Eli Gilmore also scored a goal for LHS. Chris Wilmot had two assists. Lowndes’ boys improved to 4-0 in Region 1-6A.



Valdosta girls soccer beats Brunswick

VALDOSTA — Amy Nelson scored two goals and the Valdosta girls soccer team defeated the Brunswick Lady Pirates 2-0 Friday night at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium.

With the win, the Valdosta girls are now 9-3 overall and 3-2 in Region 1-6A.



Lowndes boys track wins in Tifton

TIFTON — The Lowndes boys’ track team finished first in a quad meet in Tifton Wednesday afternoon.

The Vikings finished first, while Valdosta finished second and host Tift County was third.

Devante Watts finished first in the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles; Jadon Long finished first in the 1600- and 3200-meter runs; Reaud Simms finished first in the 400-meter hurdles; A.J. Harper finished first in the shot put; Tre’ Jackson finished first in discus and Richard Williams placed first in the 800-meter run.

Chance Roe finished second in the 1600- and 3200-meter runs; Coyshon Roberts finished second in High Jump; Eric Hart was third in Triple Jump; Tyler Thurman placed third in the 1600- and 3200-meter runs; Brandon Roberts finished second in the Long Jump; and Ahman Brown finished third in Long Jump.

Lowndes’ 4x400 relay team of Watts, Richard Williams, Tremayne Tippins and Simms finished first, while the 4x100 Relay team finished third. Lowndes will host the Harmon Relays today, starting at 9 a.m.