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Tattnall Square sweeps FPD to advance to GHSA A-Private State Championship

Tattnall Square Academy swept FPD in a double header to advance to next week's GHSA A-Private state championship game./(Cam Gaskins, WGXA)

MACON, Ga. -- The Tattnall Square Academy Trojans have had the First Presbyterian Day Vikings' number all season. Their series in the GHSA A-Private semifinals was no exception.

The Trojans improved to 5-0 against the Vikings this season by sweeping the Vikings in both games of a double header today at home. They claimed game one 13-4, and won game two 10-0 in six innings. Those wins send Tattnall to the state championship game for the third straight season.

Game one of this double header promised to be a pitchers duel, with Noah Takac taking the mound for FPD and Luke Laskey taking the mound for Tattnall.

The pitcher's duel held until the bottom of the fifth inning, when the Trojans sent six runners across the plate to take a 9-0 lead. That lead would be more than enough for Laskey, who surrendered four earned runs in a complete game effort. The senior hurler struck out six batters while allowing three hits over seven innings pitched.

Trey Ham and Dawson Brown were the stars of game one for the Trojans at the plate. Ham went 2-for-3 with a walk and three RBIs, while Brown went 2-for-4 with five RBIs.

It was more of the same from the Trojans in game two.

With one win separating his team from a trip to the state championship game, Brooks Gorman took over the game on both sides of the ball. The sophomore also threw a complete game on the mound, throwing six shutout innings while only allowing two hits.

He also delivered one of the biggest blows of the game at the plate -- a two-run home run to left in the third inning to give the Trojans a 4-0 lead. He finished with two hits and four RBIs in the game.

Tattnall advances to its third straight state championship appearance. The Trojans will face Prince Avenue Christian in the GHSA A-Private state title game next week. Game one of the best-of-three series will be Tuesday, May 22 at Mercer's OrthoGeorgia Park. First pitch will be at 5:00 p.m., with game two following at 7:30 p.m..

If a game three is needed, it will be played on Wednesday, May 23. There has not been a start time announced for that possible game three yet.

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