Gators Split with Union Grove

Gators Split with Union Grove

The Ware County Gators made the long road trip to McDonough yesterday to take on the Union Grove Wolverines in the first round of the GHSA State Baseball Playoffs. The third seeded Gators lost the first game of the doubleheader but roared back in game two to even the series and force a tiebreaking game three today at high noon. Be sure to catch all the action LIVE by clicking here at 12:00 and follow the play by play action from Coach James Conoly and Shawn Smoke.

Game results below:

Gators Loses Lead Early In Defeat

 

The Gators watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in a 3-0 loss to Union Grove on Friday. Union Grove took the lead on a single in the first inning. The pitching was strong on both sides. Union Grove pitchers struck out eight, while Ware sat down zero. Union Grove took an early lead in the first inning. Jalen Jones singled on a 1-2 count in the first inning, scoring one run. One bright spot for Ware was a single by Gage Bray in the second inning.

 

Drew Martin earned the win for Union Grove. He tossed seven innings, allowing zero runs, three hits, and striking out eight. Jet Thomas pitched a remarkable game tossing six innings allowing three runs, and six hits. Coleman TannerBray, and Acy Paulk each collected one hit to lead Ware. Jones led Union Grove with two runs batted in. He went 2-for-3 on the day. Union Grove didn't commit a single error in the field. Jake Beach had eight chances in the field, the most on the team.

 

Batting:

 

#

Roster

PA

AB

H

TB

1B

2B

3B

HR

RBI

R

BB

K

1

Charles King

3

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

4

Jake Manders

3

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

6

Jacob Hendrix

3

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

9

Jeremiah O'Hara

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

10

Jet Thomas

3

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

18

Hayden Blackburn

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

22

Cole Andreoli

3

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

27

Acy Paulk

3

3

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

28

Gage Bray

3

3

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

32

Coleman Tanner

3

2

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Team Totals

27

24

3

3

3

0

0

0

0

0

3

8

 

Pitching:

 

#

Roster

IP

GS

W

L

SV

BS

H

BB

K

R

ER

10

Jet Thomas

6.0

1

0

1

0

0

6

3

0

3

1

Team Totals

6.0

1

0

1

0

0

6

3

0

3

1

 

Fielding:

 

#

Roster

TC

A

PO

E

DP

TP

FPCT

1

Charles King

1

0

1

0

0

0

1.000

4

Jake Manders

3

0

3

0

0

0

1.000

6

Jacob Hendrix

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

9

Jeremiah O'Hara

3

0

3

0

0

0

1.000

10

Jet Thomas

1

0

1

0

0

0

1.000

18

Hayden Blackburn

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

22

Cole Andreoli

3

0

2

1

0

0

.667

27

Acy Paulk

9

0

7

2

1

0

.778

28

Gage Bray

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

32

Coleman Tanner

1

0

1

0

0

0

1.000

Team Totals

21

0

18

3

1

0

.857

 
 

Game Two Results:

 

Gators Grabs Lead In Fifth Inning For Victory Over Union Grove

 

Ware defeated Union Grove 4-1 on Friday after  taking the lead late in the game. The game was tied at one with the Gators batting in the bottom of the fifth when Acy Paulk singled off of Tyler Staton, driving in one run. Ware took an early lead in the first inning. Coleman Tanner singled on a 2-0 count in the first inning, scoring one run.Ware had nine hits in the game. Jake Manders, Tanner, and  Acy Paulk each collected multiple hits for Ware. Manders led Gators with three hits in four at bats.Grayson Gammage went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Union Grove in hits.

 

Game Three is slated for today at NOON. Live coverage on WWUF 97.7 FM.

 
 

Batting:

#

Roster

PA

AB

H

TB

1B

2B

3B

HR

RBI

R

BB

K

1

Charles King

1

1

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

Jake Manders

4

4

3

3

3

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

6

Jacob Hendrix

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

9

Jeremiah O'Hara

3

2

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

10

Jet Thomas

3

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

18

Hayden Blackburn

3

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

22

Cole Andreoli

3

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

27

Acy Paulk

3

3

2

2

2

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

28

Gage Bray

3

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

32

Coleman Tanner

3

3

2

2

2

0

0

0

3

0

0

0

Team Totals

28

27

9

9

9

0

0

0

4

4

0

5

 

Pitching:

#

Roster

IP

GS

W

L

SV

BS

H

BB

K

R

ER

6

Jacob Hendrix

6.0

1

0

0

0

0

5

3

1

1

0

10

Jet Thomas

1.0

0

0

0

0

0

2

1

0

0

0

Team Totals

7.0

1

0

0

0

0

7

4

1

1

0

 

Fielding:

#

Roster

TC

A

PO

E

DP

TP

FPCT

1

Charles King

1

0

1

0

0

0

1.000

4

Jake Manders

2

0

2

0

0

0

1.000

6

Jacob Hendrix

1

0

0

1

0

0

.000

9

Jeremiah O'Hara

4

0

4

0

0

0

1.000

10

Jet Thomas

4

0

4

0

1

0

1.000

18

Hayden Blackburn

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

22

Cole Andreoli

3

0

2

1

0

0

.667

27

Acy Paulk

5

0

5

0

1

0

1.000

28

Gage Bray

2

0

2

0

0

0

1.000

32

Coleman Tanner

1

0

1

0

0

0

1.000

Team Totals

23

0

21

2

2

0

.913