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East Cobb Astros 17/18 win PG Evoshield Classic

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Astros face Astros in 18u championship tilt

EMERSON, Ga. – The East Cobb program was well represented in the championship game at the 2015 18u PG/EvoShield Classic as the East Cobb Astros faced the East Cobb Astros 17u club. It was the Astros (not the one with the 17u designation) that came out on top, 6-0, in what was a win-win for the East Cobb program on Sunday.

A four-run third inning was the biggest difference in this game, and Isaac Phillips, Rankin Woley and Payton Young powered the middle of the lineup with two hits apiece. Woley, who hit a double and a triple, and Young, who hit two doubles, also each drove in a pair of runs.

Lance Johnson worked the first five innings of the shutout, scattering five hits and striking out five. Jack Collins and Matt Cole each delivered a scoreless inning of relief to secure the shutout, the win and the championship.

Johnson ended up being named the event’s Most Valuable Pitcher and he also delivered five innings last Thursday in a win over PA Shockers. In total he went 2-0 in 10 innings of work, striking out 12 and allowing just one earned run on nine base hits and three walks.

The Most Valuable Player award went to Phillips who hit .524 (11-for-21) with three doubles, a triple, five driven in and 12 runs scored in seven games.

The Astros went a perfect 7-0 in those games, shutting out four of their opponents including their 17u counterparts in the championship and the GBSA Rays 18u club in the semifinals.