The HoCo Bears capped their 2023 regular season with a 4-1 victory over the Ola Mustangs earlier this evening on Senior Night. Senior Ryker Chavis hit an rbi single that ran in Kai Decker to get the Bears on the board 1-0 in the bottom half of the second inning. Vick Gann grounded into fielder’s choice that would run in senior Hunter Chiappetta to give HoCo a 2-0 lead going into the third.
Kai Decker hit an rbi single that ran in Kendall Jackson to extend the lead to 3-0 in favor of the host in the bottom half of the third. The Mustangs scored their lone run in the top half of the fourth when Traeton McLaughlin scored on a Vick Gann throwing error to cut the lead down to 3-1.
Senior Drew Burress hit an rbi single which would be his 37th rbi on 2023 and first in two weeks in the bottom half of the fourth that ran in Vick Gann to bring the score to 4-1 Bears which would be the final score of the game. Both teams used multiple pitchers during the game as they are getting ready for their Playoff runs.
HoCo finishes their regular season at 26-4 overall while Ola finishes their regular season at 20-9 overall. The Mustangs will host the 3rd seed out of region region 1-AAAAA next Monday. The Bears will host the 4th seed out of region 2-AAAAAA on most likely this Friday and that opponent is either going to be Brunswick or South Effingham… if Brunswick wins tomorrow over Lakeside (Evans), the Pirates will be the 3 seed while the Mustangs will be the 4 seed and come to HoCo.
If Brunswick loses out and South Effingham wins their final region game…. then the Pirates will come to HoCo. Vick Gann, Ryker Chavis, Drew Burress, and Kai Decker led the Bears with one rbi each. The five seniors recognized earlier this evening are as follows:
#5 Elijah Smith committed to Western Carolina University
#6 Ryker Chavis committed to the University of Georgia
#8 Drew Burress committed to Georgia Tech University
#9 Hunter Chiappetta committed to Gordon State College
#99 Andrew Dunford committed to Mercer University