Gatlin Minick pitched a 5-hit complete game shutout Friday night at home defeating T.L. Hanna 8-0. Minick loaded the bases in the first inning but was able to work out of the jam. Gatlin struck out three and gave up no walks to the Yellow Jackets. “This is consecutive Friday nights that Gatlin has given his best on the mound. He seemed to get stronger as the game progressed,” stated Coach Joel Vaughn. Greenwood is 11-3 overall and is 6-3 and in first place in Region 1-AAAA standings.
Matthew Bridges and Hayden Harwood led the offense with 2 hits each. Johnathan Wright, Blake White, Rusty Hughes, Andrew Sargent and Peyton Leopard had a hit each in the contest. Greenwood struck for 4 runs with 2 outs in the 3rd and repeated the same thing in the 4th scoring 4 runs with 2 outs. Bridges, Harwood and Wright had 2 RBI’s each. “We played a complete game tonight and we remained focused throughout the game. I’m very proud of this group and how they have practiced and worked this week,” said Coach Vaughn. Greenwood travels to Easley Tuesday for a 6:00 p.m. contest with the Green Wave.