Jul 18, 2007 | Dan Thompson | 157 views
Gritty Terriers Defeat East Cobb Cubs 6-3
Facing a lineup laced with players that will be on several different college campuses all over the United States in about a month, the Terriers came away with a 6-3 victory. East Cobb is one of the most powerful amateur baseball programs in the country, having graduated hundreds of players that are presently playing at all levels of professional baseball and in colleges throughout the south.
Today's version of the competition would be the East Cobb Cubs, from Georgia.
Nathan Linseman pitched five and two thirds gutsy innings versus a very potent lineup that had scored 14 runs in their tournament opener. Nathan scattered 7 hits and left the game leading 6-2. He gave way to Billy Martin who got the save. The Terriers runs came from all parts of the lineup. Chad Marshall led the game off with a double and scored on a Brent Mitchell RBI. The game was tied at ones after 2. Evan Kipfer doubled in the Terriers half of the third and scored on a Chad Marshall single. 2-1 after 3. The game was broken open in the bottom of the fifth. Marshall, Mitchell, Loughridge and Skelhorne-Gross all scored. Brian Burton had 2 RBIs. Nathan Loehle had one. The Terriers entered the sixth leading 6-2 and held on for the 6-3 win.
Sporting a 2 and 0 record in pool play, the Terriers are guaranteed to advance to the playoff rounds, but will play the Kentucky Kings first, to complete pool play. Right hander, Tyler Fischer has the ball in the 2pm matchup.