Locals win District 4 title, 12-5: Become 3rd local team — 2nd baseball team — to swarm to title
The Spalding Little League Senior Division District 4 champs: Brannon Cape, Chandler Bazol, Jess DeVoursney, Cody Douglas, Chaze Hayes, DeAndre Holmes, Steven Freeman, Ryan John, Delvin Jordan, Trey Mallett, Parker Powell, Chase Pruitt, Tyler Tatum, Zack Weathering. The team is coached by Robby Tatum, Chip Mallett and David Cape. (SUBMITTED)
Trey Mallett scattered five hits and struck out eight in a complete-game effort to lead Spalding County past Senoia 12-5 Friday night in the Little League District 4 Senior League championship game at Wyomia Tyus Park in Griffin. Mallett, who carried a one-hitter into the sixth inning, collected his second win of the tournament.
Brannon Cape highlighted a five-run fifth with a two-run triple to help his team take a 10-1 lead. DeAndre Holmes singled three times, Parker Powell singled twice, and Mallett, Jess DeVoursney, Delvin Jordan and Zack Weathington each singled once to further Spalding’s cause.
By winning, Spalding joined 10/11 Spalding American — which won the title a night earlier 2-1 against Peachtree City National — as District 4 baseball champion. The Junior League Spalding County softball team also won a District 4 title 11-2 Thursday against Peachtree City in Griffin at Volunteer Park.