A Season To Remember!
The 2016 Etowah Eagles Baseball team made the community proud. Etowah finished 3rd in the region with a 12 – 4 region and 18-7 season record. Etowah was the lone representative in the baseball state championships from Cherokee county. During the first round of the playoffs, the Eagles were looking for revenge against defending champions Parkview. After an exciting sweep at Parkview the Eagles headed home for the 2nd round to face Colquitt County. Etowah needed eight innings to beat them in the first game and did so with a grand slam. They finished the night with another win to sweep round 2. Going into round 3, Georgia Dugout Club stated the Eagles were “the hottest team in the state who had won 14 straight.” The season came to an end at Norcross after two hard fought games.
Etowah baseball wishes the best of luck to our graduating seniors. Six out of the six seniors with be furthering their education and their baseball careers. “The legacy of these seniors, who leave after going to back-to-back Elite Eights, will stick around,” Coach Robinson said. “It’s time to reflect on the careers of these young men. They’ll leave a lot of momentum for our program. We have a good group coming back. They see how the little things make all the difference in big games, and they can learn from how these seniors handled everything.” (Robinson’s quote taken from Cherokee Tribune article 5.11.16)
The Etowah Eagles reach the "ELITE 8" with impressive outings by starting pitchers Bryce O’Brien and Sawyer Gipson-Long, and in relief pitchers Andrew Keene and Brian Peet. The Eagles swept Colquitt County beginning with a game one grand slam by Andrew Keene in the bottom of the 8th for a 4-0 win in another strong, complete game pitched by Bryce O’Brien.
In the second game Tyler Adams got the offense started with a solo home run in the first inning followed by 10 additional hits for a good offensive night in their 6-0 win. After an hour and a half rain delay the Eagles came back strong to complete the game in 7 innings with Sawyer Gipson-Long pitching 5 solid shutout innings striking out 9 batters and allowing only three hits. Andrew Keene and Brian Peet teamed up in relief work to finish the game.
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Eagle Peak Baseball
After completing their sweep of Parkview this past Friday, the Etowah Eagles will be hosting the second-round doubleheader against the Colquitt County Packers on Wednesday, May 4th. If necessary, a deciding game would be played on Thursday.
Come on out and show your support for the Eagles!
The Etowah Eagles reach the "SWEET 16" on the backs of starting pitchers Bryce O’Brien and Sawyer Gipson-Long, and some relief work by Nick Torres and Andrew Keene. The Eagles swept Parkview starting with a 4-0 win in a strong, complete game shutout pitched by Bryce O’Brien in game one.
The second game went 10 innings; with a homerun by Drew Waters tying the game in the bottom of the 6th. Sawyer Gipson-Long pitched an outstanding and impressive 8-1/3 innings striking out 14 batters. Nick Torres entered the 9th with runners on 1st and 2nd, on one pitch got Parkview to hit into a double play. Andrew Keene entered the 10th with a runner on first and went forward to strike out the side. The Eagles scored one run in the bottom of the 10th to complete the sweep.
See also article in the Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News.
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The Etowah Eagles finish 3rd in the region with a 12-4 region record and an 18-7 season record. The Eagles will travel to compete against the Parkview Panthers Friday, April 29th for a double header starting at 5:00pm.
Region play is a best of 3 game series. If the teams split the first two games a third game will be held on Saturday.
The Etowah Baseball Team spent Saturday morning, 4/16 teaming up with players from Miracle League of Cherokee County. The players enjoyed their time and both groups made impressions that will last a lifetime.
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