Sandy Springs, GA-
After being shut down for five innings by Grady starting pitcher Caleb Maloof, the Spartans chased Maloof with 3 runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and added the winning run in dramatic fashion in the bottom of the seventh inning to beat Grady 4 – 3. Buck Olson drove in Drew Wyatt for the winning run in the bottom of the seventh with a walk off double. It was Olson’s second game winning walk off hit in the Spartans’ home opener in the last two years.
Olson started on the mound for the Spartans and pitched 5 scoreless innings before the Spartans’ bullpen gave up 3 runs in the top of the sixth inning. After tying the game with a 3 run rally in the bottom of the sixth, Cole Gabbai pitched a perfect top of the seventh inning to set the stage for the comeback win.
The Spartans offense was led by Olson (2 for 2 with an RBI), Simon Gersten (2 for 3 with an RBI), and Jake Streeter (2 for 3 with 2 RBI).
North Springs takes on Grady at their new Walden Athletic Complex tomorrow at 5:55 p.m.