Athens Drive High School Baseball: Older Jags Archives

Thursday, February 23
Bobby Murray Attracts Local Powerhouses
For all the newcomers to the Bobby Murray, Athens Drive has racked up a 6-0 record over the last two years but has not played in the championship game. Because the tournament is confined to three playing days with 12 teams entered there are usually more than two undefeated teams. For that reason the tournament committee developed a tie breaker system which ranks the undefeated teams based on the number of runs scored against them with the two teams with the lowest runs scored against numbers playing in the finals.

This year Athens will open the tournament with Leesville. We will play all our games prior to the championship game at Millbrook. The Championship game will be played at Doak on Monday, April 3rd. With the Bobby Murray the tricky element is always managing the pitching staff. This year, if Athens were to reach the finals, the Jags would play a conference game against Green Hope the next day.

Right now Coach Bell has scheduled a practice for Wednesday, March 29th which allows parents to take some away from baseball vacations the first weekend of Spring break. The players attend a banquet after practice on that Wednesday.


Saturday, March 8
Stracke commits to Bulldogs
On February 15th, Senior Kelly Stracke offered his verbal commitment to Barton College's Head Coach Todd Wilkinson to become a Bulldog pitcher next year. Stracke was offered both academic and athletic scholarships to Barton, a Division II school. Founded in 1902, Barton College is located in Wilson, NC, and its baseball team competes in the Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference (CVAC). The Barton Bulldogs were the 2002 CVAC Conference Champions. Kelly plans to pursue a degree in psychology while attending Barton.


Tuesday, May 29
Winners of Josh Hamilton items named
The autographed Baseball glove and bat that were donated to the Jaguar Baseball program by Josh Hamilton, former Athens Baseball stand-out, and current player in the Tampa Bay Devil Rays organization were won by:
Baseball Bat - Chris Pond of Cary, NC
Baseball glove - Lewis Sheats of Raleigh, NC
Congratulations to the winners and thank you all for supporting Jaguar Baseball.


Sunday, April 22
Athens returns to Bobby Murray with a big win
After a few years hiatus the Athens Drive Jaguars returned to the Bobby Murray Invitational with a strong win, capturing the title, 9-3 over Wake Forest Rolesville denying them a victory once again. The Jags had an unearned run in the first, then a 4 run third inning. Scott Schabot started the rally with a single. Mitchell, Buer, and Butler all singled before Hilton Pittman had a 3 run double. Athens had a runner on every inning and Jake Hall's two run double in the seventh ended the scoring. Jake Hall, Schabot,Mitchell, Buer, Butler, and Holladay each went 2-4.

Karl Buer was named MVP for the tournament and Schabot, Mitchell, Holladay and Mickey Hall were named to the All-Tournament Team.


Tuesday, April 24
Car Wash Fundraiser Big Success
The Car Wash fundraiser held at the Garner Wal-Mart on Saturday was a hugh success. We raised $1221.60. The matching- grants program with Wal-Mart will give us another $500.00, bringing our total to $1721.60. Great job by all the players who participated and especially to the JV team for their wonderful efforts to bring us business. A special MVP of Car Washing goes out to Ryan Reynolds. His "dances and enthusiasm" brought many a smile and dollar,not to mention he stayed the entire day. Thanks Ryan your "DA MAN". To all the parents who helped an extra big THANKS we couldn't have done it with out you. More car wash photos in the Album section.


Monday, April 30
Hamilton's jersey retired
Josh Hamilton,1999 number one pick in the first round of the draft for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and former Athens HS Star, has been so kind as to send us an autographed glove and bat. We will be raffling these items off on May 26th. Raffle tickets will be available at the concession for all remaining home games, and at the Spring Sports Award night May 16th. Players will also have them. Any parents who would like some to sell please contact Michele Schabot 851-8298 or Momof2323@aol.com. Tickets are $2.00.


Tuesday, May 8
Senior Day
Seniors Karl Buer, Chris Butler, Tommy Downs, Jake Hall, Justin Holladay, Cameron Mitchell, Richard Ostrander, and Scott Schabot line up with Coach bell awaiting the start of the Senior Day ceremonies. The Senior Day game was the last home game of the regular season and was played against Sanderson High School. The boys,escorting their parents, were honored for their excellence both on and off the baseball field. All of the Seniors will be attending college in the fall. Jake Hall has signed with Georgia Tech and Cameron Mitchell has signed with Brown University. Karl Buer and Justin Holladay will be attending NC State, Chris Butler will be going to UNC Charlotte, Richard Ostrander will head to The Citadel, Tommy Downs will be attending UNC Chapel Hill, and Scott Schabot has been accepted at Methodist and Louisburg but has not yet made final decision. Good Luck to all the Seniors in their future endeavors. For more Senior Day photos check the Album section.


Wednesday, May 9
Playoffs Begin
The Athens Drive Jaguars came out on top in the first round of the State Playoffs beating Wake-Forest Rolesville 3-2. The game winning run was scored in the bottom of the 7th when Hilton Pittman hit a two-out single that scored Jake Hall. Jake had singled and then stole second. After a disscusion on the mound by the WF-R coach and the infield, they put Cameron Mitchell and Chris Butler on to position the force. Hilton Pittman, following the intentional walks, singled to score the winning run. The Jags will play Rocky Mount at Rocky Mount on Friday May 11 at 7PM, for the second round.


Sunday, April 4
Athens Drive High School a tradition of Excellence
In 1978 Athens Drive Senior High School, an eight million dollar complex on a hundred acre site opened its doors. The school was under the leadership of Principal M. Grant Batey. Currently Mrs. Kathryn Chontos is principal at Athens.

Athens joined the Capital 8 Athletic Conference,the first baseball program was under the leadership of coaches Don Coley and Julian Riddle. Mr. Riddle had a dual role, he was also the first Athletic Director.

This year sees Coach Joey Bell in his 5th year as head coach for the Varsity squad. The JV coach, Mr. Tim Barker assisted Athens this year.

Athens was the Conference Champions in '81, '88, '97, '98, 04. They were Sectional and Regional Champs in '98 and became 2nd Runner up in the State Championship, that same year.

1998 and 1999 saw a flurry of activity around the Athens diamond. Josh Hamilton a Varsity player was the number one prospect for the 1999 baseball draft. That June he proved them all right as he was selected the first pick in the first round by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. In the fall of 2000 Josh had his number 31 Jersey retired.

2004 Athens Drive reached the third round of the North Carolina High School Play-offs.
   


Monday, May 17
The Mighty Jaguars season comes to an end
The Mighty Jaguars season came to an end in the quarter finals of the State playoffs when Lee Co. defeated them 9-2.

The Jags jumped out early when a combination of 4 hits gave them a 2-0 lead. The Jackets answered with unearned runs in the second on two hits and in the third on three hits. Athens who played excellent in the first two rounds of the playoffs were to be denied the third game. The Jags finish their season with a 20-6 record and second place in the Cap-nine conference.


Saturday, May 12
Athens wins in second round of Playoffs
The Jaguars played solidly behind pitcher Karl Buer who came into the game in the third inning and brought home the win 4-3 against Rocky Mount HS. Athens defense was at the top of their game turning 3 double plays. The Gryphons scored early, but the Jags answered back when Adam Paul's infield single scored Richard Ostrander, Scott Schabot's hit into left center gave them the lead and Justin Holladays single to left provided the 3-1 advantage. Rocky Mount tied the score in the bottom of the inning. In the fifth Cameron Mitchell hit a double to right center scoring Mickey Hall (who had doubled) with the game-winning run. The Jags were spirited on to victory with the help of a large attendence of Athens fans.

Sunday, May 20
2007 Athens Drive Baseball Awards
Coach Joey Bell announces the following award winners for 2007:

Academic All Conference
= Michael Kelly
= Vance Williams
= Patrick Johnson
= Brad Moore
= Steve DeMeo
= Matt Paske
= Justin Booth
= Nick DeMuro
= Tabor Bell
= T.J. Ruth
= Mitch Covert
= Ross Snotherly
= Will Smith

Honorable Mention All Conference
= Patrick Johnson
= Travis Lush
= Matt Paske

All Conference
= Vance Williams
= Will Smith
= Ross Snotherly

Coaches Award
= Patrick Johnson
= Matt Paske

MVP
= Vance Williams

In addition, Brad Moore was named the "Athlete of the Year"


Wednesday, June 27
Alumni Game August 4, 2007
Hi folks! I hope all of you are enjoying your summers. I wanted to get in touch with you to invite you to the Annual Athens Drive Alumni Game. Every year players from past teams get together for an Alumni game. This is an annual fundraiser for the Athens Drive Baseball program that has been very successful in the past. I'm hoping we will make it just as successful this year. For the freshman parents and any incoming freshman (please pass the word) players from the 80's to this past seasons seniors participate. We try to make it a real game setting for them. Umpires, announcers, fans the works. I have sent out invites to the players from last years event and they are very excited. The players from the 80's and their families seem most excited and appreciative that we give this opportunity for them to get together.   To raise funds basically the players are charged a fee and we have gate receipts $3.00 per person and concessions. The request is for as many folks to attend as possible so we can give the alumni a good day and raise some money for the Baseball Program.

GAME DAY August 4th 11am start time

Along with attendance we're looking for some volunteers to help with the day. The following are needed (please respond with and assignments you could take):
-Concession
-Gate
-Announcer
-Scorekeeper
-Cook and grill (we provide Hamburgers and Hot Dogs for sale as well as cooking for players and families after the game. Believe it or not we get folks from all around the State as well as out of state folks)
-Field Maintenance
-Cut the grass
-Rake if needed
-Line the field
-Rising JR to SR's we will need several field umps. An official ump will be behind the plate and we will use current players for the field.
-Water Cooler with Water and Ice
-Camera and pictures

Thanks in advance for your participation!!

Contact Jim Hackett at Email me








Saturday, May 16
2006 Game Summaries

2006 ATHENS DRIVE VARSITY SEASON

 
Game Played 5/4/2006 4:00PM
 
Teams                                                R          H          E
Athens Drive                                       6          0          0
Green Hope                                        7          0          0
 
 
 
Game Played 5/2/2006 4:00PM
 
Teams                                                R          H          E
Middle Creek                                      1          0          0
Athens Drive                                       0          0          0
 
 
 
Game Played 4/13/2006 4:00PM
 
Teams                                                R          H          E
Apex                                                   2          0          0
Athens Drive                                       4          0          0
 
 
 
Game Played 4/11/2006 4:30PM
 
Teams                                                R          H          E
Athens Drive                                       4          0          0
Cary                                                  14          0          0
 
 
 
Game Played 4/7/2006 7:00PM
 
Teams                                                R          H          E
Fuquay Varina                                  10          0          0
Athens Drive                                       4          0          0
 
 
 
Game Played 4/4/2006 4:30PM
 
Teams                                                R          H          E
Green Hope                                      12          0          0
Athens Drive                                       2          0          0
 
 
 
Game Played 3/24/2006 4:00PM
 
Teams                                                R          H          E
Athens Drive                                       0          0          0
Middle Creek                                    11          0          0
 
 
 
Game Played 3/17/2006 7:00PM
 
Teams                                                R          H          E
Lee County                                         6          0          0
Athens Drive                                       4          0          0
 
 
 
Game Played 3/14/2006 4:00PM
 
Teams                                                R          H          E
Athens Drive                                       1          0          0
Apex                                                 11          0          0
 
 
 
Game Played 3/10/2006 5:30PM
 
Teams                                                R          H          E
Cary                                                   4          0          0
Athens Drive                                     14          0          0
 
 
 
Game Played 3/7/2006 4:00PM
 
Teams                                                R          H          E
Athens Drive                                       1          7          5
Fuquay Varina                                    2          2          1
 
Fuquay Edges Jags 2-1 in Conference Opener
The Jags were unable to deliver the key hit as Fuquay managed two runs without a hit to drop the Jags in their conference opener
2-1.
 
Vance Williams pitched a 1-hitter for five innings and Brad Moore shut the door on Fuquay in the sixth. Fuquay scored a run in the fourth and a run in the fifth without recording a base hit.
 
The Jags committed 5 errors. Zach Huttie led Athens' seven hit attack going 2-3 while Daniel Ottone collected the Jags only RBI.
 
 
 
Game Played 3/1/2006 4:00PM
 
Teams                                                R          H          E
Knightdale                                          3          4          4
Athens Drive                                     18         17          3
 
Athens Stuns Knightdale 18-3 To Go 2-0
Athens erupted for 18 runs and 17 hits in an 18-3 victory over Knightdale that saw 8 Athens players collect base hits.
 
Leading the charge was Vance Williams 4-4, Brad Moore 3-4 and Zach Huttie 3-4 with 6 RBIs.
 
Dan Ottone recorded seven outs via strikeout in his 2 1/3 innings of work.
 
 
Saturday, May 16
2005 Game Summaries
2005 ATHENS DRIVE VARSITY SEASON
 
Game Played 5/10/2005 4:00PM
 
 
Teams                                                R          H          E
Athens Drive                                     12         10          1
SE Raleigh                                         3          2          4
 
Ottone Gets 6th Victory Jags Bats Come Alive To Top Southeas
Danbiel Ottone pitched no-hit baseball for the first four innings and yielded just two hits and three walks in his five inning stint. He also blasted his 4th Home Run of the season in the 4th. Andrew Barker closed the door on Southeast in the final two frames. Coach Bell started his seven seniors in honor of Senior Day and all of them delivered base hits. Stretching back three games, leadoff hitter Rhett Miller has now reached base nine consecutive times.
 
 
 
Game Played 5/6/2005 4:00PM
 
Teams                                                R          H          E
Athens Drive                                       6          7          1
East Wake High                                  1          7          3
 
Jags Get Key Hits Make Key Plays To Stay In Playoff Hunt
It wasn't one of the Jags best days at the plate but they managed just enough offense to turn back East Wake 6-1 on the strong right arm of Mark Weadon who improved his record to 5-1 with his 4th complete game of the season. As has been the pattern in 16 of their 19 games this year the Jags rallied in their half of the first inning. Rhett Miller walked to lead off, stole second and came home on Mark Weadon's single. Weadon then stole second and Mike DeMeo walked. Dan ottone drilled a single to right and Weadon and DeMeo both scored. The Jags once again, as they have so often this year, came up big on defense in fifth inning. Behind 3-1 East Wake got Weadon in trouble with runners at first and third and only one out. But with the infield in Zach Huttie made a short hop pickup of a hard hit grounder to second and whipped the ball to third where Ottone appplied the tag to the retreating runner. Weadon got family help on the next play when the batter lifted a long fly ball to right but brother Ben madde a nice running catch to end the inning.
 
 
 
Game Played 5/4/2005 12:00PM
 
Teams                                                R          H          E
Athens Drive                                       5          9          1
Cary                                                   4          8          1
 
Athens Bounces Back To Trim Cary 5-4.
With little time to recover from a night- before-loss, the Jags got timely hitting from Mike DeMeo, Rhett Miller and Vance Williams to show resiliancy in trimming Cary 5-4 to push the Jags record to 14-4. Williams delivered his second straight strong outing with a 7-inning complete game to get his second win of the season. Mike DeMeo moved to shortstop in place of Mark Weadon who got hung up with a late starting AP test. DeMeo made two sparkling plays in the fith and sixth innings to preserve the Jags' one run lead. In the fifth, with a runner in scoring position, DeMeo backhanded a ball in the whole at short to keep the runner from scoring. The next hitter ripped a grounder but DeMeo converted it to an inning ending force out at second. In the sixth DeMeo came up big again. With the tying run on third and the infield in to choke off the run Mike took a high hoper and rifled it home to nab the runner at the plate. The next two batters flied out to Andrew Barker in left and the inning ended. After giving up four runs in the third inning Williams shut the Cary offense down and let the Jags' defense do its job.
 
 
 
Game Played 5/3/2005 7:00PM
 
Teams:R                                            R          H          E
Garner                                              12         11          1
Athens Drive                                       2          3          1
 
Athens Comes Out Flat To Take It On the Chin At Garner 12-2
Athens brought its "C" game to Garner and went home the victim of a 12-2 rout as Garner took over first place in the TAAC. Mustering just three hits, the Jags fell in love with the fly ball as they lifted 10 balls into the air for outs in a five inning abbreviated game. It was both the lowest hit and run total of the year for Athens. The Jags had outscored their last three opponents 30-4.
 
 
 
 
Game Played 4/29/2005 4:00PM
 
Teams                                                R          H          E
Knightdale                                          0          0          3
Athens Drive                                     18         21          0
 
Vance Wiliams is Unhittable, Jags Go To 13-3
Vance Williams continued the Athens combo of great pitching and scary hitting as he pitched five perfect innings in the Jags abbreviated, five-inning win over Knightdale 18-0. In garnering his second win of the season, the Jags only sophomore struck out 8 of the 15 hitters he faced in the slaughter-rule abbreviated game. Williams threw just 56 pitches. Equally impressive was the Athens hitting attack as they belted out 21 hits. Rhett Miller, Daniel Ottone and Mark Weadon each collected three hits while John Snotherly blasted a double and a home run and drove in 5 runs. Williams' perfomance on the mound was stunning as he was ahead of every batter in the game and didn't have a ball hit out of the infield. Ironically, the closest play of the night came on the last out when the Knightdale hitter dribbled a slow roller at second but Zach Huttie got up in time to make the play and Vance had his perfect game.
 
 
 
Game Played 4/26/2005 4:00PM
 
Teams                                                R          H          E
Athens Drive                                       3          6          2
Enloe                                                 0          3          2
 
Ottone Leads Jags To 3-0 Win Over Enloe
Daniel Ottone pitched five strong innings and added to his cause with a second inning home run to lead the Jags to a 4-1 conference record and an overall 12-3 mark with a 3-0 win over Enloe. Andrew Barker allowed just one hit over the last two innings to collect his third save of the year. John Snotherly was a difference maker at first base with five spectacular plays on defense including a short hop pick up on a throw from Andrew Barker in left field to double a runner off first. Rhett Miller and Zach Huttie contributed two hits each and Mike DeMeo delivered a big RBI single as the Jags managed just six hits for their lowest hit output of the year.
 
 
 
Game Played 4/22/2005 4:00PM
 
Teams                                                R          H          E
Apex                                                   8         13          3
Athens Drive                                       7          9          4
 
Injuries & Errors Make Difference As Apex Edges Athens 8-7
Athens caame up just a bit short when Apex pushed home the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning to drop the Jags to 11-2 on the season. Athens battled all night after losing Shortstop Mark Weadon and Centerfielder Rhett Miller to injuries early in the game. Andrew Barker led all hitters going 4-4 with a double and two RBIs.
 
 
 
Game Played 4/21/2005 4:00PM
 
Teams                                                R          H          E
SE Raleigh                                         4          7          3
Athens Drive                                     12         16          0
 
Jags Offense Erupts to Pound SE Raleigh 12-4
Athens Drive pushed its record to 11-2 ripping 12 runs for the fifth time this season to defeat Southeast Raleigh 12-4. Mark Weadon got his fourth complete game win against one loss striking out eight as Mike DeMeo delivered the big blow, a grand slam home run in the seventh. Ben Weadon went 3-3 DeMeo, Rhett Miller, Dan OIttone and Zach Huttie each collected two hits as Athens drubbed three SE pitchers for 17 hits.
 
The Athens slugfest began in the top of the first when Rhett Miller drilled a lead off homer to right center. Mark Weadon continued the rally with a single. SE got the next two batters out but Dan Ottone sliced a single to drive in the second run of the inning. John Chandler was hit by a pitch and Ben Weadon drove a single to left that got past the leftfielder and both Ottone and Chandler scored with Weadon ending up at second. Zach Huttie singled but Andrew Barker ended the inning with a strikeout.
 
Weadon gave up two runs in both the first and third innings but struck out six and allowed just two singles in the last four innings. Athens broke the game open in the seventh when Ottone, Ben Weadon and Huttie each singled to load the bases. Barker's grounder handcuffed the shortstop and Ottone scored. Miller pushed a run home when he grounded out to the second baseman but Mark Weadon walked to load the bases again. SE changed pitchers but DeMeo unloaded on the second pitch to clear the bases with his second homer in as many games.
 
Since its season opening loss, Athens has outscored opponents 115-34.
 
 
 
Game Played 4/19/2005 7:00PM
 
Teams                                                R          H          E
East Wake                                          0          3          6
Athens Drive                                     12         17          0
 
ATHENS COLLECTS FOUR HOMERS, 13 HITS TO GO TO 10-2 ON THE S
MICHAEL SCHMIDT, MIKE DEMEO, MARK WEADON AND JOHN CHANDLER BELTED HOMERS WHILE DANIEL OTTONE COLLECTED THREE HITS AND ZACH HUTTIE, CHANDLER, RHETT MILLER, JOHN SNOTHERLY, ANDREW BARKER, AND MARK WEADON CHIPPED IN WITH TWO HITS APIECE AS THE JAGS PUSHED THEIR RECORD TO 10-2 WITH A 12-0 WIN OVER EAST WAKE. OTTONE STARTED AND GAVE UP JUST THREE HITS AND TWO WALKS OVER FIVE INNINGS TO GO 4-0 FOR THE YEAR. ANDREW BARKER FINISHED UP BY STRIKING OUT FIVE OF THE SIX BATTERS HE FACED IN THE 6TH AND 7TH INNINGS. THE JAGS PUT THE GAME AWAY IN THE SECOND INNING WHEN OTTONE DOUBLED TO RIGHT TO LEAD OFF AND SCORED WHEN CHANDLER'S LINE DRIVE CLEARED THE LEFT FIELD FENCE. BEN WEADON GROUNDED OUT BUT HUTTIE SINGLED UP THE MIDDLE AND BARKER DROVE HIM IN WITH A DOUBLE TO LEFT. MILLER FLIED OUT FOR THE SECOND OUT AND MARK WEADON CLEARED THE BASES WITH THE SECOND HOMER OF THE INNING. MIKE DEMEO REACHED FIRST ON AN ERROR AND SNOTHERLY DOUBLED TO CENTER TO SCOR DEMEO WITH THE SEVENTH RUN OF THE INNING.
Saturday, May 16
2004 Game Summaries
2004 ATHENS DRIVE VARSITY SEASON
 
Game Played 5/21/2004 7:00PM
 
Teams                                                R          H          E
Wakefield                                           7         14          1
Athens Drive                                       8          7          0
 
 State Playoffs District
 
Jaguars Advance to 3rd Round With Win Over Wakefield
Athens Drive won their 2nd playoff nail biter in a row as they hung on for an 8-7 win at Wakefield. In both games the Jaguars came in the underdog. Our team is playing with a lot of confidence, heart and determination. Starting pitcher Daniel Ottone and reliever Justin Lilly did not have their best performances Friday night. Ottone struggled to throw a curveball for a strike and Lilly who was coming off a 108 pitch complete game performance on 3 days rest was not in top form. Ottone and Lilly both took advantage of whatever they could to get an out and did not give in or give up. If you look at their stats below they aren't that impressive but their effort and determination was. Their performance was inspirational. The defense was flawless behind the 2 as the Jags committed 0 errors. Hayes Hinson set the hitting tone early in the game working a 3-1 count off Wakefield ace Josh Dowdy before hammering a towering solo homerun over the leftfield fence to lead off the 1st. The message was "we are hear to play" and the Athens hitters did whatever was needed to jump to an 8-2 lead. One of the scouts who was in attendance made the comment after the game to "look at the uniforms of the 2 teams. Wakefield has more talent but every one of the Athens players was soaked in sweat and covered in dirt. They left nothing on the field."
 
After Hinson's leadoff homerun in the 1st Will Chriscoe singled but the Jags could not do any more scoring damage. Josh Dowdy started for Wakefield and the Wolverine Jr. struggled early and throughout his 3 1/3 innings. Josh Dowdy and Alex Burt walked on 3-2 counts for Wakefield with 1 out but the Jag defense stiffened and kept the Wolverines off the board.
 
The Jaguars went in order in the 2nd. Ottone recorded a strikeout and walk to start the Wolverine 2nd. A groundout moved the Wolverine runner into scoring position at 2nd. Kyle Staton singled to left. Athens leftfielder, Justin Garnett fielded the ball cleanly and fired a pea to the plate that catcher Will Chriscoe fielded on a short hop while blocking the plate and making the tag for the 3rd. out.
 
Hayes Hinson led off the Jag 3rd with a walk. With 1 out Will Chriscoe walked. A flyball advanced Hinson to 3rd where he scored on a passed ball. Brandon Ausley walked to lead off the Wolverine 3rd. With 1 out Alex Burt singled. Stephen Halford got a 2 out single to score Burt and cut the Jaguar lead to 2-1.
 
The 4th was Athens big inning as they scored 6 runs and opened an 8-2 lead. Justin Garnett singled to lead it off. After a strikeout, John Chandler pushed a great bunt by the right side of the mound that the Wolverines did not field cleanly to put 2 on. A fielders choice forced Garnett at 3rd. Hayes Hinson doubled in the right center gap to score Chandler and Mark Weadon. Mike DeMeo was hit by a pitch. Wakefield coach Ed Hall decided to make a pitching change change and brought in Zack Quate with a 1-0 count on Will Chriscoe. Chriscoe lined a 3-0 pitch into the right center field gap to score Hinson and DeMeo. Justin Lilly walked. Daniel Ottone singled to drive in
Marshall Gentry, who was running for Chriscoe. Lilly scored on a wild pitch. Athens allowed Wakefield a Kyle Staton double and a Josh Dowdy walk but did not allow a run. After 4 innings Athens held a comfortable 8-1 lead.
 
Aftr 2 strikeouts in the Jaguar 5th Mark Weadon doubled on a flyball that fell in between 3 Wolverines who couldn't decide who would take it. Weadon's hustle, on what looked like a sure out, has become a trademark of this Athens team of late. Hayes Hinson walked but Athens couldn't push across any runs. Jesse Lewter led off the Wolverine 5th with a solo homerun to right. Zack Quate singled with 1 out. With 2 out Bobby Osbourne walked. Ottone got a line out to left to end the inning with Athens up 8-2.
 
Athens had a 1-2-3 6th. Justin Lilly came in to pitch in relief of Ottone and quickly recorded 2 outs on flyballs to right. Alex Burt singled to left. Jesse Lewter doubled and took 3rd on a balk. After a Stephen Halford walk Zack Quate singled to score Lewter. The Athens lead was cut to 8-4.
 
Athens went 1-2-3 in the top of the 7th. Kyle Staton led off the Wakefield 7th with a high fly ball to right that fell in out of everyone's reach for a single. Brandon Ausley walked. Josh Dowdy lofted a high fly ball to shallow right that dropped for a hit to load the bases. Alex Burt and Jesse Lewter singled to score Staton and Ausley. After a strikeout Zack Quate grounded out but drove in Dowdy to pull Wakefield within 1. Logan Issacs popped out to Mike DeMeo at 3rd on a 1-2 count to end the game. DeMeo made a nice catch in the Wakefield bench area. Final Score Athens 8 Wakefield 7.
 
Athens Drive 101 600 0 8 7 0
Wakefield    001 012 3 7(14)1
Winning Pitcher - Daniel Ottone 5IP, 2R, 2ER, 6BB, 1K. Save Justin Lilly - 2IP, 5R, 5ER, 3BB, 1K
Losing Pitcher - Josh Dowdy
 
Leading Hitters - Athens Drive: Hayes Hinson 2-2, HR, 2B, 3RBI, Will Chriscoe 2-3, 2B, 2RBI
Wakefield: Alex Burt 3-4, Jesse Lewter 3-5, HR, 3RBI, Zack Quate 3-5, RBI, Kyle Staton 3-4, 2B
 
The Jaguars record is now 18-5. They advance to play Greenville Rose at Guy Smith Stadium in Greenville on Tuesday night May 25 at 7:00 PM. Greenville Rose advanced with a 10-3 win over Millbrook Friday night.
 
Go Jaguars!!
 
 
 
Game Played 5/18/2004 7:00PM
 
Teams                                                R          H          E
Green Hope                                        4          6          4
Athens Drive                                       6         11          2
 
 1st Round State Playoffs
 
Athens Advances With 6-4 1st Round Win At Green Hope
Athens Drive 001 131 0 6(11)2
Green Hope   110 110 0 4 6 4
 
Winning Pitcher - Justin Lilly 7IP, 6H, 4R,2ER, 3BB, 6K
Losing Pitcher - Kory Judd
 
Homerun: Hayes Hinson
 
Leading Hitters - Athens Drive: Hayes Hinson 3-4, HR, 2RBI, Will Chriscoe 2-4, RBI, Justin Lilly 2-4
Green Hope : Steve Newton 2-4, RBI, Matt Holt 2-3, 2B
 
Athens Drive advances to the 2nd round to face Wakefield on Friday night 5/21/04 at Wakefield High School. Wakefield defeated Fuquay-Varina 9-2 on Tuesday night. The win pushes the Athens record to 17-5 overall.
 
 
 
 
Game Played 5/13/2004 4:00PM
 
Teams                                                R          H          E
Athens Drive                                       8          3          0
Enloe                                                 1         10          1
 
 
 
 
Game Played 5/11/2004 4:00PM
 
Teams                                                R          H          E
Southeast Raleigh                              3          8          1
Athens Drive                                       9          4          1
 
Athens Defeats Southeast Raleigh 9-3
Athens used a 7 run 3rd inning to power past Southeast 9-3 Tuesday afternoon. The Jaguars could only manage 4 hits on the afternoon but made them count to back the complete game pitching performance by Justin Lilly.
 
Athens recorded 3 fly ball outs to left in the 1st inning. After Lilly struck out the lead off man for Southeast, Alex Graham and Mike Panella both singled. Mike DeMeo started a double play by stepping on 3rd on a grounder to force Graham then firing to first to end the inning.
 
The Jags mustered a 2 out single by Justin Garnett in the 2nd but could not score. Southeast went in order in the bottom half.
 
Southeast starter Kyle Threadgill walked John Chandler, Mark Weadon and Hayes Hinson to open the Athens 3rd. Mike DeMeo singled to score the 1st run. Will Chriscoe lined a 2-2 pitch over the left field fence for a grand slam homer to put Athens up 5-0.Justin Lilly walked and John Snotherly reached base on a Bulldog error. Justin Garnett scored Marshal Gentry who was running for Lilly on a ground out. Matt Williams drove in Snotherly on a groundout for a 7-0 Athens lead. Southeast's Alex Weathersby singled with one out in the home half of the 3rd. Chris Fiorito reached on an Athens error. ALex Graham got the Bulldogs on the board with an RBI to score Weathersby. Mike Panella singled to score Fiorito. Kyle Threadgill got an RBI on an infield fly call that was dropped in shallow center allowing runners to advance at their own risk.
 
Mark Weadon walked to open the Jag 4th. With 1 out Mike DeMeo spanked a double to right center to score Weadon. DeMeo advance to 3rd on a line out to right and scored on a passed ball. Southeast went in order in the 4th with Lilly recording 2 strikeouts.
 
ALex Graham represented the only baserunner for either team in the 6th as the Southeast senior collected his 3rd hit of the game.
 
The Jag's Mike DeMeo started the 7th by getting hit by a pitch but 3 straight strikouts ended the inning. Ryan Howell and Chris Fiorito reached on infield singled for Southeast in the 7th but were stranded. Final score Athens 9 Southeast 3.
 
 
Athens Drive 007 020 0 941
Southeast    000 300 0 381
 
Winning Pitcher - Justin Lilly 7IP, 8H, 3R, 2ER, 1BB, 6K
Losing Pitcher - Kyle Threadgill
 
Leading Hitters: Southeast - Alex Graham 3-4. Mike Panella 2-3
Athens Drive - Mike DeMeo 2-3, 2B, 2RBI, Will Chriscoe 1-3, Grand Slam HR, 4 RBI
 
With the win Athens Drive is 15-5 overall and 6-1 in the conference with 1 game to play. The Jags take on Enloe in the final home game of the year Thursday afternoon at 4:00 PM.
 
 
 
Game Played 5/8/2004 3:00PM
 
Teams                                                R          H          E
Athens Drive                                       0          3          1
Cary                                                   7         11          3
 
Cary Defeats Athens 7-0
It is one of the sports highlights of the year for the Jaguars; a chance to beat cross town rival, Cary, in multiple sports in one day! The atmosphere was more carnival that sports as it was a beautiful day filled with barbecue, car washes, bake sales, and a host of other fundraising activities. This was the backdrop for the big grudge match between the two varsity baseball squads. Cary, still feeling like they'd let one get away the last time these two teams played to a nail-biting 8-7

Saturday, May 16
2003 Game Summaries
2003 ATHENS DRIVE VARSITY SEASON
 
Game Played 5/15/2003 4:00PM
 
Teams                                                R          H          E
Enloe                                                 5          6          3
Athens Drive                                     12         13          2
 
Jags wrap up season on 3 game win streak!
The Jag's bats rained down on Enloe's field, instead of the weather. The Jags exploded for 12 runs, 3 Home Runs to finish the season with 3 straight wins.
 
The Jags jumped out to a 2 run lead on a Home run from Tim Coble. He took eventual loser, Alex Krupa, out over the right center field fence. Enloe came back with a run in the bottom of the 1st, with an RBI single from Dustin Jones. The Jags came back and posted 3 runs in the top of the 2nd, sending 7 batters to the plate.
 
Enloe plated 2 runs in the bottom of the 3rd, as Dustin Jones hit a 2 run Home Run, driving in Krupa, who reached on a single. Then came the 4th, as the Jags blew the game open. They sent 11 batters to the plate, scored 7 runs on 6 hits, with the big blasts by Justin Lily (3 run Home Run), and Derrick Morris (2 run Home Run). It looked like the Jags could have closed the game out in 5 innings, but Dustin Jones hit his second home run of the game, a 2 run blast, which closed the margin to 7 runs.
 
Kelly Stracke, starting his final game for Athens, pitched a complete game, striking out 10 Enloe batters, while only giving up 2 base on balls.
 
Winning Pitcher - Kelly Stracke
Losing Pitcher - Alex Krupa
HITTING STARS:
Tim Coble - 3-4, HR, Double, 4 RBI's
William Whitaker 3-3, 2 runs scored
Derrick Morris 1-3, HR, 2 RBI's
Justin Lily 1-3, HR, 3 RBI's
Ryan Reynolds 2-4
 
 
 
Game Played 5/13/2003 4:00PM
 
 
Teams                                                R          H          E
Athens Drive                                       7          7          1
Southeast Raleigh                              0          3          4
 
Senior Day Victory
  Senior Day activities preceded the game and many family and friends joined us to celebrate the occasion and enjoy our last home game. Senior Derrick Morris started on the mound. The Jags faced Southeast Raleigh for the second day in a row. Our first extra inning game of the season ended after 10 innings with a victory, 10-4.
  Derrick started out strong and had a 1-2-3 inning with 3 fly ball outs. The Jags began the 1st by scoring 3 runs on a double by Darren Buer followed by a double hit by Tim Coble. Kelly Stracke hit and scored on an error.
  In the second inning, Darren Buer made a terrific running grab play to throw out a runner at 1st. The inning ended with a Southeast runner stranded who reached base on a bunt error. To begin the Athens 2nd inning, Drew Daniel walked, but was left on base to end the inning.
  With 2 outs in the 3rd inning, Southeast's Andrew Bernard hit a bloop to short right field, which had Brian Peede diving and Kelly Stracke hustling to the ball for the out, but it fell in for a hit. A line shot to Coble at third left Bernard on base. Athens began the 3rd with a lead off single by Darren Buer, but he was forced out on a double play ball. No other hits in the inning.
  Southeast went 1-2-3 in the fourth for Morris. A strike out and 2 ground outs ended the inning. With 2 Athens outs, Brian Peede walked and Drew Daniel hit a single. Neither were scored in the inning.
  With one out in the 5th, Morris walked the batter, but Whitaker threw him out trying to take second. A strike out ended the inning for SE. Senior Ryan Reynolds led off the inning and was hit by a pitch. Darren singled again to move the runner. Stracke hit a single and Derrick got on base by error. Brian Peede hit a shot to center field and got on by error and scored the runner. Four runs would score in the inning.
  The sixth inning began with the Jags getting 2 out before Southeast got a hit. The next batter was hit by a pitch and both advanced a base by a WP. No runs were allowed to score. Whitaker led off the inning being hit by a pitch. A fielder's choice play preceded another hit by Darren Buer who was also forced out in a double play. No runs scored.
  In the 7th inning, Morris got 2 ground ball outs before giving up a single. The last and final out of the Senior Day game ended with a strike out.
  Derrick pitched a solid game, coupled with some great fielding plays from our Jags kept Southeast from scoring. This shut-out performance by our seniors ended our season at home!
  Darren Buer had a phenom day hitting 4 for 4 with a double. He also had great fielding plays which helped the Jags shut-out the Bulldogs.
 
Southeast 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4
Athens Dr 3 0 0 0 4 0 X 7 7 1
 
Winning pitcher: Derrick Morris, 3K's, 1BB, 1HBP, 3 hits
Losing pitcher: Blakely
 
Hitter of Senior Day: Darren Buer 4-4 2B
Also: Drew Daniel 1-2, BB
 
 
 
 
Game Played 5/12/2003 4:00PM
 
Teams                                                R          H          E
Southeast Raleigh                              4         12          2
Athens Drive                                     10         15          2
 
Jags outlast Southeast Raleigh in 10 innings!!!!
 
 
Athens wins a 10 inning marathon
In the first meeting of the season, the Jags and Bulldogs played for over 3 hours, with the Jags pounding out 6 runs in the 10th for the win.
 
The first inning looked promising for the Jags, but they left the bases loaded not plating any runs. Southeast scored one in the bottom (unearned), with Alex Graham plated on a double by # 10. Athens got the run back in the 2nd, as Ryan Reynolds doubled in Derrick Morris. The scoring was quiet until the bottom of the 4th, as Southeast scored 2 runs on 3 hits, sending 7 batters to the plate.
 
Again, the Jags came back with a run in the top of the 5th, with Hayes leading off with a double, and scoring on a RBI groundout from Will Chriscoe. The game was looking to end in regulation, with the Jags trailing 4-2 in the top of the 7th. Kelly Stracke led off with a single, after two groundouts, Cody Schwartz drew a walk. This set the stage for a game tying triple by Derrick. He drilled the pitch from Mike Panella into the left center gap, scoring Kelly and Cody.
 
Southeast had a chance to win in the bottom of the 7th, as with one out, Alex Graham singled to right center, but was thrown out trying to stretch it into a double. No more scoring until the 10th.
 
After a lead off walk to Ryan, and Hayes being hit by a pitch, Tim Coble drilled a shot over the 325 mark in right for the game winning home run. Athens continued to put runs on the board, Kelly doubling off the right center fence, and singles by Darren Buer, Cody, and Derrick. Brian Peede got the win with 5 shutout innings of relief pitching.
 
Winning pitcher - Brian Peede, 5 Ks, 1BB, 3 hits
Losing pitcher - #30
Hitting stars:
Tim Coble 4-5, 3 RBI's, HR
Derrick Morris 2-4, 3 RBI's, triple
Cody Schwartz 2-3, 2 runs scored
Kelly Stracke 2-3, 2 runs scored
 
 
 
Game Played 5/9/2003 4:00PM
 
Teams                                                R          H          E
Athens Drive                                       7         12          5
East Wake                                          8          8          0
 
East Wake holds off Athens comeback
East Wake defeated Athens Drive 8-7 in a tough TAAC loss for the Jaguars. Athens out hit East Wake 12-8 but committed 5 errors to none for the visiting Warriors. In a close game errors are difficult to overcome and gain a win.
 
East Wake did most of their damage in the 2nd when they scored 7 runs on 3 hits, a walk and 2 Athens errors.
 
Athens had a big 5th inning scoring 5 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks. Justin Lilly had a 2 run homerun in the inning.
 
Athens entered the bottom of the 7th down 8-6. With 1 out William Whitaker singled. After a fly out, Hayes Hinson doubled to drive in Whitaker to pull the Jags within a run. Tim Coble was walked intentionally to put the winning run on with 2 out. A groundout ended the inning and the game with a 1 run loss for the Jags. Even with the sloppy defense we were in a position to win at the end of the game.
 
Kelly Stracke took the loss for Athens while walking only 2 and striking out 6in 6 innings. The 5 errors led to 6 unearned runs. Claude Craver got the win giving up 8 hits and 5 runs while walking 1 and striking out 1 in 5 1/3 innings.
 
East Wake 070 010 0 88 0
Athens    000 051 1 7125
 
Winning Pitcher - Claude Craver
Losing Pitcher - Kelly Stracke
Leading Hitters: Athens - Hayes Hinson 3-4, 3-2b, Tim Coble   3-3, 2b, Darren Buer 2-3, 2b, HBP, Will Whitaker 2-4 Justin Lilly 1-4, HR East Wake - Mark Carver 2-3
 
 
 
 
 
Game Played 5/8/2003 4:00PM
 
Teams                                                R          H          E
Athens Drive                                       9         14          2
Cary High                                           7         13          0
 
Another Victory over the Imps (9 to 7)
  On the 3rd and final outing this season against Cary, the Jags sent to the mound Ryan Eskew who threw for four full innings. Ryan pitched well and gave up 6 hits and 2 walks, struck out 5 and allowed 4 runs. Justin Garnett (Buzz) pitched the 5th and 6th innings, giving up 2 hits and no runs. Drew Dan

Saturday, May 16
2002 Game Summaries
2002 ATHENS DRIVE VARSITY SEASON
 
Game Played 5/14/2002 4:00PM
 
Teams                                                R          H          E
Athens Drive                                       6          7          2
Southeast Raleigh                              1          8          4
 
Jaguars Finish Season With Win Over Bulldogs
Athens Drive and Southeast Raleigh picked up their game in the 4th inning yesterday to complete a rain-shortened game from April 19th. Athens was ahead 6-1 after 3 when rain came on April 19. The score didn't change in the last 4 innings yesterday as neither team could score.
 
All of the scoring came in the 1st inning of this game. Southeast got on the scoreboard first on an Alex Graham walk, Jake Eichenrod single and a Robert Wright fielders choice.
 
Ryan Reynolds started the Athens first by getting on by error. Hilton Pittman then stroked a 1-0 pitch over the 350 foot marker in right center field to stake Athens to a 2-1 lead. Adam Paul doubled to right center. Tim Coble drove in Paul with an opposite field single. After Coble stole second, Cody Schwartz drove him in with a double to left center. A Kelly Stracke ground out moved Schwartz to third. Will Chriscoe then homered over the right field fence for the 5th and 6th runs of the inning. Derrick Morris got the 6th hit of the inning with a single to center.
 
Adam Paul started the game for Athens and pitched the 3 innings on April 19. Kelly Stracke pitched the 4th and 5th and Brian Peede pitched the 6th and 7th. The 3 Jaguar pitchers combined to give up 8 hits, 1 run, 1 earned run, 2 BB and 8 Ks in 7 innings.
 
Leading hitters for Athens were Hilton Pittman 2-4, HR, 2 RBI, Will Chriscoe 1-3 HR, 2 RBI, Adam Paul 1-3, 2B, Cody Schwartz 1-2, 2B.
 
South East was lead by Jake Eichenrod 2-3 and John Schaefer 2-3. Bagley pitched 3 scoreless innings for South East in the 4-6th innings giving up 1 hit, 0 runs, 2 BB and 2 Ks.
 
Athens Drive finished up the season 12-9-1 overall and 4-6 in the TAAC.
 
 
 
Game Played 5/9/2002 4:00PM
 
Teams                                                R          H          E
Athens Drive                                       6          5          2
Enloe                                                 4          7          4
 
Jags Defeat Eagles 6-4
Athens jumped on Enloe in the bottom of the 1st then held on behind a complete game performance by pitcher Adam Paul for the win.
 
After Paul retired the Eagles in order in the 1st the Jaguars went to work. Ryan Reynolds led off with a single. Hilton Pittman singled. Adam Paul then drove in Pittman and Reynolds with a single to left. Tim Coble walked and Cody Schwartz moved Paul and Coble up with a ground out to second. Will Chriscoe then doubled to the right center field gap to score Paul and Coble. Chris Pond singled after a Justin Riney ground out to plate Chriscoe with the 5th run of the inning.
 
Enloe got on the scoreboard in the 3rd. Phillip Zucchino singled and Alex Kroupa walked. After a fly out to center Austin Duke tripled to the left centerfield gap to score Zucchino and Kroupa. Duke then scored on an Athens error.
 
Athens pushed across another run in the 4th. Chris Pond walked and later scored on an error on a fly ball to centerfield off Hilton Pittman's bat.
 
Enloe scored the games final run in the 6th on a Jonathan Havlin single a wild pitch and an Athens Drive error.
 
Paul closed out the 7th inning, and possibly last of his Athens career, by striking out 2 of the 3 batters he faced. For the game Adam gave up 5 hits, 4 runs, 2 earned runs, walked 3 and struck out 7.
 
Leading hitters for Athens were Ryan Reynolds 2-4; Adam Paul 1-3, 2 RBI; Hilton Pittman 1-4, 1 RBI; Will Chriscoe 1-2, 2B, 2 RBI.
 
Enloe was led by Austin Duke 2-4, 3B, 2 RBI and Jonathan Havlin 2-4.
 
Adam Paul was the winning pitcher and Garrett Sherman took the loss.
 
 
 
Game Played 5/7/2002 4:00PM
 
Teams                                                R          H          E
Southeast Raleigh                              5         10          1
Athens Drive                                       6         10          3
 
Jaguars 6 Bulldogs 5
Athens won a thriller Tuesday afternoon at Southeast Raleigh by scoring the go ahead run in the top of the 7th then keeping Southeast off the scoreboard in their half.
 
After 5 innings the game was tied up at 5. Hilton Pittman hit a homerun to deep center field leading off the 6th for Athens to put the Jaguars ahead. #3 Cameron ?, for Southeast homered with 2 outs in the bottom of the 6th to tie the game back up.
 
William Whitaker led off the 7th for the Jaguars with a double. Ryan Reynolds moved Whitaker up with a sacrifice bunt then Hilton Pittman drove in the winning run with a sacrifice fly to centerfield. Kelly Stracke who came on to pitch with 2 outs in the 6th shut out the Bulldogs in their half of the 7th to preserve the win.
 
The hits were even in this game with each team getting 10. The Southeast pitchers struggled, giving up 13 base on balls. Tim Coble walked in 4 of 5 at bats.
 
Leading hitters for Athens were:
Adam Paul 3-4, 2b; Hilton Pittman 1-3, HR, 2 RBI; Ryan Reynolds 2-2 2b, 2RBI; William Whitaker 2-2 2b, 2 BB, 3 runs scored.
 
Brian Peede was the starting pitcher and went 3 innings. Derrick Morris pitched the 4th 5th and 2/3 of the 6th before being relieved by Kelly Stracke who closed it out. The 3 Athens pitchers combined for 10 hits, 5 runs, 3 earned runs, 5 BB and 9 Ks.
 
 
 
Game Played 5/3/2002 4:00PM
 
Teams                                                R          H          E
Athens Drive                                       7          9          4
East Wake                                         14          7          2
 
East Wake Defeats Athens Drive 14-7
The Jaguars played well for 4 innings Friday afternoon at East Wake leading 6-3. The 5th inning turned out to be one all Jaguar fans would like to forget, however. East Wake sent 15 batters to the plate. East Wake benefited from 5 BB, 3 hit batters, 3 errors, and a wild pitch to go along with their 4 hits in the inning. They converted this into 11 runs to take a 14-6 lead and the Jaguars never recovered. Tim Coble hit a solo homerun to right to lead off the 7th for the final 14-7 score.
 
The game started off promisingly for Athens. Ryan Reynolds walked to lead off the first and Hilton Pittman homered to left for an early 2-0 lead. Kimble for East Wake homered in the bottom of the inning to make it 2-1 Athens.
 
In the 3rd Athens got on the board again on a Ryan Reynolds single, Hilton Pittman single and an East Wake error on Adam Paul's pop up to 2nd. East Wake scored in their half of the 3rd. The lead off man walked. Mark Carver singled.  Both runners advance on an error in trying to pick Carver off 1st. Kimble walked to load the bases then Claude Craver got an RBI on an infield ground out.
 
In the Jaguar 4th Derrick Morris singled and Ryan Reynolds walked ahead of Hilton Pittman's 2nd homer of the day to stake the Athens to a 6- 3 lead.
 
Athens out hit East Wake 9 to 7. Hilton Pittman led the way on a 4-4 day with 2 homeruns and 5 RBI. Tim Coble was 1-4 with a homerun. 4 other Jaguars had a hit a piece.
 
 
 
Game Played 4/30/2002 4:00PM
 
Teams                                                R          H          E
Athens Drive                                       7         10          2
Garner                                                2          3          5
 
Jaguars Gain 1st TAAC Win
Athens Drive gained their first TAAC win Tuesday afternoon over the Garner Trojans. The Jaguars rapped out 10 hits on the afternoon and were aided by 5 Garner errors.
 
The Jags jumped on top in the 1st. Ryan Reynolds led off the game with a single up the middle. Adam Paul ripped an opposite field double down the right field line to score Reynolds. Tim Coble reached on an error. With Paul on 3rd Coble stole second. Cody Schwartz walked to load the bases. Will Chriscoe then lined a 3-2 pitch for a ground rule double to right center to score Paul and Coble.
 
The Jaguars got on the board again in the 2nd. Three straight singles by Hilton Pittman, Adam Paul and Tim Coble produced another run with Coble getting the RBI on an opposite field hit.
 
Will Chriscoe led off the Athens 3rd by getting on by an error. Derrick Morris laid down a sacrifice bunt to move Chriscoe, who was running on the play, and he scored on an errant throw to 3rd after the sacrifice.
 
Adam Paul was cruising on the mound having no hit the Trojans through 3 innings. Tim Martin walked to start the Garner 4th. After a strikeout Brian Smith doubled to left to score Martin. Adam Hamrick then singled to left. With runners on 1st and 3rd Smith scored on an errant Jaguar throw. Athens answered in their half of the 4th with 2 more runs for the final 7-2 score. With 1 out Hilton Pittman singled. Pittman advanced to 3rd on Tim Coble's second single of the game. With Cody Schwartz at the plate Athens scored 2 runs on a passed ball and a Garner error.
 
Adam Paul got the win for Athens and Derrick Morris came on to pitch a 1,2 3 7th. On the day Paul struck out 7 walked 3, gave up 3 hits and 2 runs; 1 of which was earned. Morris struck out 1 of the 3 batters he face. Arik Hempy took the loss for Garner. The lefthander gave up 9 hits, 7 runs and only 3 earned runs while walking 1 and striking out 8. Adam Stanley relieved Hempy and struck out both batters he faced.
 
Leading hitters for Athens Drive were Ryan Reynolds, Hilton Pittman, Adam Paul and Tim Coble with 2 hits each. Will Chriscoe and Paul each doubled for the Jags. Ray Guy, Adam Hamrick and Brian Smith each got a hit for Garner. Smith had a double.
 
 
 
Game Played 4/27/2002 7:00PM
 
Teams                                                R          H          E
Cary                                                   8         

Saturday, May 16
2001 Game Summaries
2001 ATHENS DRIVE VARSITY SEASON
 
Game Played 5/11/2001 7:00PM
 
Teams                                                R          H          E
Rocky Mount                                      3          6          1
Athens Drive                                       4          7          0
 
Athens wins in second round of Playoffs
The Jaguars played solidly behind pitcher Karl Buer who came into the game in the third inning and brought home the win 4-3 against Rocky Mount HS. Athens defense was at the top of their game turning 3 double plays. The Gryphons scored early, but the Jags answered back when Adam Paul scored a run with an infield single, Scott Schabot's hit into left center gave them the lead and Justin Holladay’s single to left provided the 3-1 advantage. Rocky Mount tied the score in the bottom of the inning. In the fifth Cameron Mitchell hit a double to right center scoring Mickey Hall(who had doubled) with the game-winning run.  The Jags were spirited on to victory with the help of a large group of Athens fans.
 
 
 
Game Played 5/8/2001 4:00PM
 
Teams                                                R          H          E
Athens Drive                                       3          9          0
Wake Forest-Rolesville                       2          6          0
 
Jags win in First Round of State Playoff
The Athens Drive Jaguars came out on top in the first round of the State Playoffs beating Wake-Forest Rolesville 3-2. The game winning run was scored in the bottom of the 7th when Hilton Pittman hit a two-out single that scored Jake Hall. Jake had singled and then stole second. After a disscusion on the mound by the WF-R coach and the infield, they put Cameron Mitchell and Chris Butler on to position the force. Hilton Pittman, following the intentional walks, singled to score the winning run. The Jags will play Rocky Mount at Rocky Mount on Friday May 11 at 7PM, for the second round.. Mikey Hall who went the distance for the Jags gave out only 6 hits. WF-R's Greg Bunn gave up 9. Leading Hitters for the Drive were Jake Hall 3-4, Mickey Hall 2-3, Chris Butler 3-4, Hilton Pittman 1-3, and Scott Schabot 1-3. Athens will play Rocky Mount at Rocky Mount on Friday May 11 at 7PM
 
 
 
Game Played 5/1/2001 7:00PM
 
Teams                                                R          H          E
Wakefield                                           0          0          5
Athens Drive                                     13         12          0
 
Mickey Hall pitches a no hitter
Mickey Hall had a stellar performance on the mound throwing a no-hitter against Wakefield. The Jags shut-out the Wolverines 13-0. Jake Hall went 3-3 with 2(3B) and a HR, other leading hitters for the Jags were Hilton Pittman 2-3 and Mickey Hall 2-3(2B), Richard Ostrander was 1-1.
 
 
 
Game Played 4/28/2001 7:00PM
 
Teams                                                R          H          E
Cary                                                   6          8          3
Athens Drive                                     13         14          2
 
Athens continues the streak against Cary
Chris Butler was the man of the hour in the match-up Saturday against Cary, hitting 3 homeruns and driving in 5 RBI's. Following right behind him was Cameron Mitchell who had a Grand Slam homerun. Winning Pitcher for Athens was Hilton Pittman who went the distance for 7 innings. Other leading hitters for the Jags were Mickey Hall 3-4, Adam Paul 2-3, and Hilton Pittman 2-5.
 Brian Hobbs was 3-4 for Cary and Chris Averrette went 2-4 with a HR. Losing pitcher for the Imps was John Weiner.
 
 
Game Played 4/18/2001 4:00PM
 
Teams                                                R          H          E
Athens Drive                                     14         12          1
Apex                                                   9         12          3
 
 
Athens continues in the win column
The Jaguars continue to win today beating Apex in a non conference game 14-9.Adam Paul picked up the win on the mound. Hilton Pittman, Jonathan Krug, and Scott Schabot all saw some action from the hill.  Leading Hitters for the Jags were Karl Buer 3-3, 2RBI's,Cameron Mitchell 2-3, 3RBI's and a Homerun, Adam Paul 2-4 2RBI's,Mickey Hall 1-1 2RBI's and a homerun, Jake Hall 1-3, Chris Pond 1-2, Jonathan Krug 1-1 1RBI.
 
 
Game Played 4/17/2001 4:00PM
 
Teams                                                R          H          E
Millbrook                                            2          4          2
Athens Drive                                     16         12          0
 
Jags bats heat up the night
The temperature was freezing but once again the Jaguar bats were hot. Athens drive beat Millbrook 16-2 in 5 innings. The Jags scattered 12 hits to give them the win. Leading hitters were Chris Butler 3-3 with 3 RBI's, Karl Buer 3-5 with 2 RBI's, Adam Paul 3-4 with 1 RBI (3B). Winning pitcher was Mickey Hall. Karl Buer came in, in the 5th to close.
 
 
Game Played 4/14/2001 7:00PM
 
Teams                                                R          H          E
Wake Forest-Rolesville                       3          0          0
Athens Drive                                       9         15          0
 
Athens wins Bobby Murray Tournament
The Jaguars came out on top in a big way on Saturday at Millbrook HS beating the Cougars from Wake Forest/Rolesville, 9-3. See the home page for full details.
 
 
Game Played 4/5/2001 4:00PM
 
Teams                                                R          H          E
SE Raleigh                                         1          4          1
Athens Drive                                     11         10          0
 
Athens gets revenge
Athens was looking to seek revenge against SE Raleigh and today revenge was theirs. In a 5 inning game they were the victors winning 11-1.
Mickey Hall was the stand-out for the Jags. He led the team in hitting, going 3-3 with 4 RBI's, 1 HR, (2b)and (1B). He was the winning pitcher, going the 5 innings. Other Jags who contributed were Jake Hall 1-3 with 1 RBI, Scott Schabot 1-3 with 1 RBI, Adam Paul 1-3 with 1 RBi, Justin Holladay 1-3 with 1 RBI-(2B), Cameron Mitchell 1-2, Chris Butler 1-2, Hilton Pittman 1-2.
Three straight singles and a walk produced the Bulldogs only run scored.
 
 
Game Played 3/27/2001 4:00PM
 
Teams                                                R          H          E
Athens Drive                                       5          7          2
Wakefield                                           0          3          1
 
Jags over Wolverines 5-0
The Athens Jaguars had the win over the Wakefield Wolverines today 5-0. Cameron Mitchell started on the mound for the Jags and pitched a 2 hitter through the 5th inning. Hilton Pittman and Karl Buer combined in the sixth to give Athens the win. Leading hitters for Athens were Justin Holladay 2-3 with 2RBI's, Chris Butler 2-3 with 1 RBI, Hilton Pittman 2-3 with 1 RBI and a 2B, and Jake Hall 1-4 with 1 RBI.
This gives Athens their 4th conference win and are now 4-2 in the conference.
 
 
Game Played 3/24/2001 2:00PM
 
Teams                                                R          H          E
Athens Drive                                       9         10          0
Cary                                                   5          8          1
 
Athens winner in Cary match-up
Athens Drive Jaguars were the victors in the Cary match-up today. Score was Athens 9, Cary 5. Leading hitters for the Jags were Cameron Mitchell 2-3 with 1 RBI, Scott Schabot 2-3 with 2RBI's and 1 base on balls, Chris Butler 2-3, 1RBI Adam Paul 1-3 with a Homerun and 1Rbi, and Justin Holladay 1-2 with an RBI. Mikey Hall was the winning pitcher for the Jags, that saw Cameron Mitchell and Karl Buer also on the mound.
The losing pitcher for the Imps was Jesse Manning. Leading hitters for Cary were Brian Hobbs who went 2-4 and Taylor Scarboro who was 2-3.


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