Jackets split in Savannah
The threat of bad weather in west Georgia forced the cancellation of Jeff Davis High’s baseball games with Rockmart and Pepperell over the weekend. So the Yellow Jackets picked up a pair of games in Savannah, losing to Savannah Christian Preparatory School 4-3 on a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning, and defeating Calvary Day School 7-1.
Savannah Christian scored single runs in the first and second innings to take a 2-0 lead. But the Jackets struck back with a run in the fifth and two runs in the sixth to take a 3-2 lead. The Raiders tied the game 3-3 in the bottom of the fifth.
In the fifth, Kamo Munsayac was hit by a pitch to start the inning. He took second and went to third when Jude Worthington grounded out to second. Cason Clance then singled to drive in Munsayac.
Alex Mason led off the sixth with a single and advanced to second on the throw. Duke Stone followed with a double to score pinch runner Treyton Webster. Ethan Griffin then singled to drive in pinch runner Braydon Lolley.
But that was all the runs the Jackets could muster.
JD out-hit Savannah Christian 9-8. Griffin had a pair of singles and an RBI, Ethan Picanso singled twice, Stone had a double and an RBI, Clance singled and drove in a run, and Mason, Carter Mullis and Munsayac each singled.
Stone started on the mound and went five innings, giving up two runs on four hits, walking two and striking out 10. Jonathan Bohannon took the loss in relief. He went 3 1/3 innings, giving up two earned runs on four hits, walking four, hitting one and striking out four.
The Jackets spotted Calvary Day to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. But from there on, starting pitcher Alex Mason and reliever Colby Beach shut down the Cavaliers despite a season-high seven fielding errors by the Jackets. The game turned out to be a sloppy one as Calvary committed six errors for 13 total errors in the game.
Calvary’s first inning run was unearned and the only Cavalier hit came in the fourth as Mason gave up only one hit in 6 innings on the mound. Beach did not give up a hit in the final inning.
The Jackets scored four runs in the second inning to take a 4-1 lead. Calvary committed three errors in the inning as the Jackets scored their four runs on just two hits. Ethan Griffin started the inning by reaching first on a fielding error. An out later, Jackson Sayer reached on an error, moving Griffin to second. Eli Saunders then doubled to center to score Griffin and move Sayer to third. Munsayac then walked on a 3-2 count to load the bases. Clance hit a grounder to second and was safe on an error as Sayer scored to put JD in front 2-1. Picanso singled to left as Saunders and Munsayac scored to make it 4-1.
In the third, Mullis doubled followed by a Griffin single to put runners at first and third. Sayer then lofted a sacrifice fly to center to score Mullis to up the tally to 5-1.
In the bottom of the third, Mason retired the first two batters but three errors — two on one play — and a walk loaded the bases. Mason then struck out the next batter to get out of the inning.
In the fifth, a Mullis single and back-to-back hit batters loaded the bases then a wild pitch brought Mullis home to make it 6-1.
The Jackets got their final run in the sixth as Clance led off with a single and went to third on back-to-back ground outs. He scored on a Griffin single.
Mullis and Saunders both had a single and a double with Saunders driving in one run. Griffin had a pair of singles and an RBI, Picanso singled and drove in two runs, and Clance had a single and an RBI.
Mason gave up an unearned run on one hit, a walk and nine strikeouts in six innings on the mound. Beach did not give up a hit, walked no one and struck out one.
Score by innings:
JDHS 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 -3
SCPS 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 -4
JDHS 0 4 1 0 1 1 0 -7
CDS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1