Team Georgia routs Oklahoma Blue

Posted 6/13/18

Team Georgia third base coach Tony Kirkland congratulates Daulton Schley after

Schley hit a three-run homer against Oklahoma Blue.

 

Team Georgia finishes strong, routs Oklahoma Blue

MCALESTER, Oklahoma -- Aaron Wainwright took the mound, smiled and laughed at his teammates.

Somehow, you just got the feeling it was going to be a pretty good day for Team Georgia in the Sunbelt Classic.

In its best offensive performance of the tournament, Team Georgia scored 18 runs on 14 hits en route to an 18-3 four-inning victory over Oklahoma Blue Wednesday at Mike Deak Field to finish ninth in the tournament. It was the second time in as many days that Team Georgia defeated Oklahoma Blue.

The team finished 4-6 in the tournament but finished strong, winning its final two games after dropping five in a row.

Brandon Prince (Carrollton) delivered an RBI single with one out in the bottom of the fourth to score Colby Thomas (Valdosta) and Daulton Schley (Ringgold) to make it 18-3 and halt the game on the mercy rule.

"It was fun seeing everybody want to get after it today and win," said Prince, who finished 2 for 3 with a triple and four RBIs.

Team Georgia wasted no time and made it easy for Wainwright on the mound. Wainright (Camden County) struck out the side to open the game with a blazing fast ball that topped 92 miles per hour in the blistering Oklahoma heat. Then Team Georgia's offense went to work.

Wade Richardson (Hillgrove) led off the game with a double, Brian Port (Starr's Mill) singled and Thomas reached on an error which scored Richardson for an early 1-0 lead. Then Daulton Schley gave Wainwright all the run support he needed, belting a three-run homer to make it 4-0.

The most damage was done during the second inning when Team Georgia erupted for 12 runs when it sent 15 batters to the plate. The inning was highlighted by a three-run homer from Colby Williams (Troup) and a two-run double from Thomas as they took a commanding 16-0 lead.

"I had fun," said Wainwright who earned the victory. "I didn't have my best stuff on Sunday, but today, I felt pretty good."

Schley finished 3 for 3 with five RBIs and Thomas went 3 for 4 with a pair of RBIs to lead the offense. Richardson, Prince and Dalton Thomas (Ola) collected two hits each.