E.A. Sports Today

Swept aside

Gordo answers Piedmont's game-tying rally with 5 in the fifth to complete sweep of Class 3A title series

Gordo players rush the field after beating Piedmont 9-2 Tuesday to clinch the Class 3A baseball crown.

By Al Muskewitz
East Alabama Sports Today

MONTGOMERY – Matt Deerman was understandably proud that his Piedmont baseball team had reached the state championship round in his first year as head coach. But at the same time he wondered what might have been if the Bulldogs had been a little sharper.

On the biggest stage of the year the Bulldogs were just a little off their game. Of course, South champion Gordo might have had a little bit to do with it.

The Greenwave answered Piedmont’s game-tying rally with five runs in the home fifth and carried it to a 9-2 victory Tuesday that swept their Class 3A state baseball title.

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