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DeKalb Schools Baseball: Week Two Results - Tucker Goes 3-0

Tucker rolls to three wins in Week Two of baseball.

DeKalb Schools Baseball: Week Two Results - Tucker Goes 3-0

An impressive showing by Tucker served as the main highlight among many for DeKalb County schools in baseball action from last week. Coach Bobby Gonzalez and the Tucker Tigers bounced back from a pair of tough losses the previous week to roll past Berkmar (8-2) Feb. 27, Central Gwinnett (10-3) Feb. 29 and Meadowcreek (6-0) March 2 in a 3-0 run that pushed their overall record to 3-2.

Coach Terrence Canty’s Miller Grove Wolverines posted a perfect showing for the second straight week, besting Towers (5-1) Feb. 27 and Cedar Grove (8-1) March 2 to improve to 3-0 overall for the year. Columbia likewise remained undefeated on the season at 4-0-1.

Coach Steve Dennis and the Eagles battled Chamblee to a 3-3 draw Feb. 27 and then registered easy triumphs over Clarkston (15-0) Feb. 28 and Mays (9-4) March 2 in a 2-0-1 week.

Druid Hills and Redan also realized perfect 1-0 weeks. Coach Matt Gershon’s Druid Hills Red Devils defeated Berkmar by a 10-4 count March 2 in moving to 2-1 for the year.

Coach Marvin Pruitt’s Redan Raiders picked up their first triumph of the year in a 3-0 blanking of South Gwinnett Feb. 27, improving to 1-2 overall.

INDIVIDUAL HIGHLIGHTS

Tucker used three stellar pitching efforts in a perfect 3-0 week. Sophomore Aaron Perry struck out nine and allowed three hits and one earned run over six innings in Tucker’s 8-2 decision over Berkmar Feb. 27.

Senior Demarcus Taylor took mound honors for Tucker in a 10-3 triumph over Central Gwinnett Feb. 29, striking out eight and allowing two earned runs over seven innings. Freshman Jake Lovvorn saved the best for last, tossing a three-hit shutout and striking out 11 in a 6-0 blanking of Meadowcreek
March 2.

Columbia freshman Jalen Atterburry registered the second no-hitter of the season in a 15-0 victory over Clarkston Feb. 28, striking out seven over three innings.

Junior Andrew Conaway turned in a strong overall effort for Cross Keys in a 3-2 decision over McNair Feb. 27. Conaway struck out three and allowed four hits and one earned run over four innings to garner the mound triumph and also went 2-2 with two runs scored on the offensive end.

Lithonia junior Corwin Latner struck out 10 and allowed only one hit and no earned runs in a 6-4 victory over Stone Mountain Feb. 27.

Senior Myles Sims went 3-3 with three RBI and two runs scored to pace Martin Luther King Jr.’s 8-2 triumph over Forest Park Feb. 27.

Senior Dominique Flynn struck out nine and tossed a three-hitter over five innings to help Miller Grove defeat Towers by a 5-1 score Feb. 27.

Redan received a stellar outing from junior Wesley Jones in a 3-0 blanking of South Gwinnett Feb. 27. Jones struck out six and allowed three hits over six scoreless innings on the mound and finished 2-3 at the plate.

Mark Brock is the Statistician/Information Officer/Web Manager for DeKalb County Schools Athletics

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