Friday, April 14, 2017
North Atlanta High School
The Greyhounds defeat North Atlanta 5 â 0 on Senior Night to clinch the Region 7 AAAAAA title. The hounds got on the board in the third inning with Michael Wynne reaching first on a dropped third strike. Buddy Floyd advanced Wynne to second on a sacrifice bunt. Jared Miller singled scoring Wynne. Parker Orr followed with a 2 run homer to left. Caden Smith reached first on dropped third strike and advanced to second and then third of a couple of pass balls. Jake Pralgo singled scoring Smith for the fourth run of the inning. The Hounds added another run in the fifth inning on a Caden Smith walk and Ryan Webb RBI double scoring Smith from first.
Max Pralgo earned the win throwing a complete game shut out. Pralgo was extremely efficient facing only 23 batters in 7 innings, allowing only 4 singles and striking out 5. The Hounds defense recorded a triple play in the fifth inning. With runners on first and second North Atlanta hit a deep fly ball to the right center field gap that was sure to drop but Ryan Webb made an over-head diving catch. Both base runners were easily forced out on the 9-6-3 triple play.
Congratulations to our seniors Tanner Huyck, Jared Miller, Parker Orr, Jake Pralgo, Chase Smith, Ryan Webb, and Michael Wynne. We want to extend a special thanks to the senior families for your four years of commitment and support of Pope Baseball.
The Hounds next game is Monday at Dunwoody.