McIntosh knocked out of baseball playoffs


The McIntosh High School baseball team ended its season Wednesday afternoon as they lost a doubleheader match against the Wolf Pack of Greenbrier High School.
The Chiefs lost 16-1 in the first game and 10-4 in the second game to end their hopes of moving on to the next round in the Georgia High School Association baseball playoffs. Under head coach Brad Campbell, the Chiefs finished the season with the most wins (20-6) in the school’s 32 year history.
“I thought we had a really good season,” Campbell said. “Baseball is a tough game. When you think you have it all figured out, you find out you don’t.”
In the first game of the doubleheader, Greenbrier scored three runs in the first inning and made it 4-0 in the second inning.
Michael Murphy’s solo home run in the third would be the closest the Chiefs would get to tying the game. 
The Wolf Pack poured it on in the seventh inning, plating seven runs to squelch any chances of a comeback by the Chiefs.
“We were just trying to get outs in that game in hopes of winning game two and forcing a game three, but it didn’t work out that way,” said Campbell.
McIntosh didn’t go down without a fight in game two, taking an early 3-0 lead in the first.
Greenbrier answered right back scoring five runs of their own. After a rocky first inning, starting pitcher Matt Gray sat down the next six batters he faced.
Greenbrier added a home run in the fourth to extend the Wolf Pack’s lead to 6-4 on the way to a 10-4 final.