from the Colt Baseball East Zone Tournament on Sunday at Grimsley High School:
Greensboro Green 11, Youngstown, Ohio 1
*****Greensboro Green 2017 Colt Baseball East Zone Tournament Champions******
+++++Greensboro Green now on their way to Lafayette, Indiana this week for the 2017 Colt Baseball World Series+++++
WP:C.J. Neese(Grimsley High School) went 5 2/3’s Innings to get the win….Gave up just one run and worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the 5th Inning to stay in the game and help his team win the game….Neese had two Doubles and a Triple and drove in 4 runs/4 RBI on Sunday in the finale and Greensboro goes (3-0) in the tournament and they owned the Winner’s Bracket winning their games, 16-4, 17-3 and 11-1….
More details on the way in here……
We mentioned C.J. Neese with the win and coming up with 2 Doubles and a Triple and 4 RBI and you also had other key contributors to the Greensboro Green offense including Jacob Edwards(Southwest Guilford HS) with three singles and 2 runs and way back in the third innings after the game went scoreless for the first two frames, Derrick Martinez got a hit and later scored the first run of the game, then Cade Darnell(Page HS) got a hit and drove in a run and then you had Edwards with a bunt Single, then C.J. Neese cleared the bases with is two-run Triple to right field…Greensboro then had a their first runs of the game and a 3-0 lead after two and a-half innings…(Clay Dilday(Western Guilford HS) also picked up a hit amongst the mix in the top of third….
After a scoreless 4th Inning for Greensboro Edwards singled again and Neese drove him in with a Double to make the score 4-0, Greensboro….Youngstown posted a run in the bottom of the fifth and you had a tight game again, 4-1 Greensboro…
In the sixth inning Greensboro really got rolling again with Skylar Dix getting a hit and driving in a run to make it 5-1, GSO…Dix scored when Gus Hughes hit a SAC Fly to bring in Dix to make it 6-1, Greensboro….Then Jacob Edwards collected his third hit of the day and the scored ran up to 7-1, then 8-1 and 9-1 Greensboro and the local team nearly ten-runned in the sixth….
With the score set at 9-1 Greensboro over Youngstown, Ohio headed to the top of the seventh and Greensboro Green was coming to the plate one more time, Jackson Hartley(Easter Alamance HS) came up with a key single in the top of that 7th frame to seal the game in favor of Greensboro Green, 11-1 the hometown heros had this game on ice…..
Youngstown came up empty in the bottom of the 7th and the final scored stood, Greensboro Green 11, Youngstown Ohio 1……
*****Greensboro Green 2017 Colt Baseball East Zone Tournament Champions*****
The way the score ran was:
End of 1st:0-0
End of 2nd:0-0
End of 3rd:3-0 GSO Green
End of 4th:3-0 GSO Green
End of 5th:4-1 GSO Green
End of 7th:9-1 GSO Green
Final Score:GSO 11, Youngstown, Ohio 1
Big Tournament effort turned in by Greensboro Colt Baseball leaders Bernie Myers, Jan Myers, Don Stowe, Miguel Paula, Paula Westlake, Taylor Westlake, Emily Paula, Alexis Paula and Alexis was a home run hitter with her work on doing the PA/Public Address announcing throughout the entire tournament…Excellent job by Alexis and she was a huge help to all of those following the tournament in person at Grimsley…Big shoutout to Alexis and to Robb Stowe and Trey Stowe in their work on the tournament each and every year…
And the man that had the plan to make this tournament happen at Grimsley, it was Gary Flynn that did it again in 2017 and taking over the tournament site/field operations in 2016, Gary Flynn did it again and he did a great job pulling this off at the host site, Grimsley High School…Ned McMillan on hand to share many memories of Colt Baseball Seasons and Tournaments in Greensboro past and good to see Carmine Pagano on hand today and one of the Western Guilford parents told me a while back during the tourney, that Carmine made his young son, into a young man with the training Carmine offers up over at Carolina Acceleration, inside the Greensboro Batting Center on High Point Road….Local Greensboro baseball historian and Greensboro Sports historian Dennis Williamson on hand today/Sunday at the Championship Game and we saw Cliff Craven, Bob Sublett, Justin Smith and Larry Farrer today and Paul Stutts was on the scene back on Thursday and Friday at the tourney….(Mr. Boyd from Western Guilford was on hand and stuck out the storm until 1:30am on Friday morning)…Others who were there need to step up and make yourself be known and keep our buddy Bob Sublett on your list, he has health issues and could use a boost….
Great tournament and Greensboro has another Colt Baseball team making their out to Lafayette, Indiana for the 2017 Colt Baseball World Series….
Go Greensboro Green……
Head coach Brett Garrett and assistant coach Pella Stokes leading the charges with other assistants on board as well…..