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North Paulding Baseball Sweet 16 Series Win

Dallas, GA The North Paulding Wolfpack is headed to the Elite 8 in the AAAAAAA State Baseball Playoffs. The Pack swept the 2nd Round series at Lambert Wednesday evening, winning 8-5 in Game 1 and 6-0 in Game 2. In the series opener, Dalton Rhadans pitched six and a third innings to get the win, with Alex Poff coming on for the save. The North Paulding bats pounded out 11 hits, with CF Griffin Zito leading the way going 3 for 4. 1B Nick Colina and RF Zack Bright each contributed two hits to the cause. In the deciding game, Jakob Brown threw a masterful complete game 4-hitter. North took advantage of some timely hitting to push across 6 runs while getting stellar defense from 3B JoJo Kelliher to shut out the Longhorns. The Wolfpack will take on the winner of the Walton/Mill Creek series starting Wednesday, May 10th.

01 NPHS 8001B Nick Colina driving a ball up the middle for a hit.02 NPHS 8002B Austin Weir gathers in a hard hit ball.03 NPHS 8003B JoJo Kelliher showed his range by cutting off a ball in the hole and getting the runner at first.04 NPHS 800CF Griffin Zito connecting on one of his three hits in Game 1.05 NPHS 800Justin Chauvin and Nick Colina celebrate the series sweep.06 NPHS 800P Dalton Rhadans delivers another strike vs the Longhorns.07 NPHS 800P Jakob Brown showing the form that corralled the Longhorns.