The Raiders won game 1 in dramatic fashion, with a 6-5 walk-off victory over North Paulding in the 10th inning. Jared Jones led the way with 2 hits and 4 RBI, including the walk-off single. Brandon Nikitaides had a timely RBI single to tie the game at 5-5. Micaiah Williams, Pierce Gallo and John Giesler also had hits during game one. Will Marconi started the game on the mound going three innings, followed by Oliver Wood and Seth McBrayer in relief. With the game going extra innings, Walton got shutdown innings from Jake Baldino and David Sickles to close out the game for the win.
In game 2 Walton had 13 hits in the 11-2 victory to sweep the series. John Giesler, Bobby Spencer, Ben Anderson and Micaiah Williams all had multiple hits. Jared Jones and Bobby Spencer each hit a home run. On the mound Bobby Spencer went 5 innings allowing only 2 runs while striking out 3. AJ Montijo closed out the game, striking out 2 and only giving up 1 hit and no runs in 2 innings.
The Raiders will play Parkview in the Elite 8 round of the State 7A playoffs. Game 1 will be at 4:30pm on May 8th at Parkview High School, followed by game 2 around 7pm. If necessary game 3 will be on May 9th at 5pm, also at Parkview High School.
A special thank you goes out to the Walton community! There was a tremendous turnout of fans who showed up early and stayed late to support your Walton Raiders. We hope to see you next week at Parkview High School!
Walton won game one against Collins Hill with a score 9-1. Luke Boynton and Jared Jones had home runs during the contest. John Giesler, Brandon Nikitaides, Pierce Gallo, Jared Jones, Ben Anderson and Luke Boynton each had multiple hits. Will Marconi pitched a compete game allowing only four hits while striking out five to earn the win.
In the second game Walton beat Collins Hill 10-0 to advance to the second round of the playoffs. John Giesler led the offense with three hits, including a grand slam HR and 6 RBI. Bobby Spencer pitched a complete game shutout giving up three hits while striking out six for the win.
Walton will play North Paulding in round two of the state playoffs. The Raiders will host a double header on May 2nd starting at 5pm. If necessary a third game will be held May 3rd. Tickets prices are set by the GHSA and are $10 for the double header and $7 for the third game.
The Walton Raiders will play Collins Hill on Wednesday April 24th in the first round of the GHSA Baseball 7A State Championship. This will be a double header starting at 5:00 pm at Raider Mountain. Tickets are $10 for the double header. Game 3 if necessary will be Thursday April 25th at Raider Mountain starting at 5:55 pm, and the single game price would be $7.
Come out and support your Walton Raider baseball program!
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Thank you to Marc Story for compiling the amazing videos. All photos were taken by Jeff Schreier Photography (https://jeffschreier.wixsite.com/photos) , Mark Baldino and Marc Story.
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