The Windsor baseball team swept Robert Toombs on Wednesday in Lyons in the semifinals of the GISA Class AA baseball playoffs.
Windsor won the first game 15-4 on the strength of five doubles and a home run, then the Knights shut out Robert Toombs 4-0 in the clincher of the best-of-three series.
Josh Brooks, Jonathan Osborn, William Owenby, Austin Thomas and Seth Elder all had doubles for Windsor in the opener. Travis Cumbie connected on a two-run homer in the fifth inning after Thomas’ double, part of a three-run inning that opened up what was a one-run game.
Cumbie struck out 10 and walked two in throwing a four-hit shutout in the second game. Thomas was the winning pitcher in the opener.
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Windsor (20-6) will travel to the winner of the Piedmont-Flint River series in the championship round, with dates and times to be announced.
Vidalia wins Class AA girls golf title
The Vidalia girls golf team won its fourth GHSA Class AA title in the past five years Monday, claiming the title by four shots over Wesleyan at Forest Hills Golf Club in Augusta.
Vidalia’s Layne Carter shared medalist honors with Wesleyan’s Alissa Yang. Vidalia’s Jesse Dalton placed fifth, while Putnam County’s Savannah Taylor tied for 11th.
In other GHSA tournaments around the state, Hawkinsville finished third in Class A public boys, Bleckley County took fourth in Class AA boys, Veterans took fifth in Class AAAA girls, and Jones County was fifth in Class AAAAA girls.
Veterans’ Megan Reddick tied for third individually in Class AAAA girls, while Vidalia’s Chase Edwards tied for 11th in Class AA boys.
Southern Conference baseball tournament delayed
Due to heavy rain in the Charleston area, the schedule for the Southern Conference baseball tournament has been adjusted.
Top-seeded Mercer will now take on No. 8 seed The Citadel at 9 a.m. on Thursday. The winner will play at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, while the loser will take part in an elimination game at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday.
All-Middle Georgia nominations sought
Nominations for All-Middle Georgia teams for baseball, soccer (boys and girls), golf (boys and girls), tennis (boys and girls) and track (boys and girls) should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday. Nominations should include the player’s position, class, relevant stats and other information. For track, the top three times/distances/heights are needed. Nominations are for first and second team, in most cases, and honorable mention.
Nominations for the Martha Pennyman Award for top scholar-athlete of the year and the Selby Buck Award for athlete of the year will be accepted through Wednesday.