STATESBORO, Ga. (WSAV) – The drought is about in Vidalia as their baseball staff wins the 2022 GHSA Course 2A State Championship for the initially time in almost 20 many years, topping Thomasville 7-.
This is the program’s third condition championship and its first due to the fact 2003.
Vidalia pitcher Kevin Cox pitched a magnificence, throwing a total activity two-hitter with 9 strikeouts.
He obtained lots of guidance from his teammates: six various Vidalia players drove in a operate. Vidalia commenced the video game robust in the top of the very first, pushing throughout a few runs.
After many scoreless innings, Vidalia erupted again in the fifth inning, starting off with a two-operate single by third baseman Walker Moncus. In overall, Vidalia tagged Thomasville starter Anderson Everett with seven acquired operates and six hits in just 4 innings of perform.
Cox punctuated his general performance by putting out Thomasville’s final batter, which led to a dogpile close to the mound as Vidalia celebrated a title.
“I don’t know what I’m experience to be genuine with you,” Cox explained. “I’m just crying and tearing up. I’m just striving to take it all in appropriate now.”
The road has been a prolonged just one for Cox, who had to get Tommy John surgery very last yr and lost a few tooth in a collision with a foul pole.
“All I could feel was about every little thing I have been via. It was a published ebook. The previous pitch, I was like ‘this is it ideal here.’”
Vidalia split its two online games prior to today’s finale, winning Activity 1 with a last rating of 14-4 and dropping Recreation Two, 10-3.