Habersham School wins first-ever state baseball title


A little more than four years ago, Habersham School baseball didn’t even exist.

Friday, the 2021 Patriots lifted the program’s first-ever state championship trophy.

Habersham defeated Vidalia Heritage Academy in a best-of-three series at Vidalia Recreation Fields to claim the GAPPS Division I title. The Patriots won Game One, 14-1, and Game 2, 11-1, to capture the crown.

The Patriots blew Game One open with a six-run third inning, featuring a two-run double by Tyler Tift and a solo home run by Thomas Tift, who had four RBI in the game. Luke Rowland added a grand slam, as well as a complete game performance on the mound.

Habersham similarly dominated Game Two, scoring at least one run in every inning. Jack Hogan starred in the win, pitching a complete game and driving in three runs on 2-of-4 hitting.

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