Two of the top state tournament hopefuls from DeKalb County flexed their muscles in impressive victories at the 2015 Best of DeKalb Showdown March 7 at Tucker.
Stephenson smashed five home runs on the way to a 12-2 win over rival Redan in the first game. Coach Marco Jackson’s Stephenson squad also romped to a 12-2 triumph over Newton County March 4 in going 2-0 on the week and improving to 2-1 overall for the season.
Coach Steve Dennis and the Columbia Eagles scored against Tucker for three runs in the bottom of the first and then to a 6-2 victory in the nightcap.
Columbia received a stellar pitching effort from senior Keeshaun Clark in its 6-2 decision over Tucker March 7. Clark tossed six and two-third innings, striking out four and allowing four hits for the victory. Senior Trent Nash paced the Eagle offense, going 2-4 with two runs scored, two RBI and one double.
Seniors Jalen Atterburry (2-4), Justin Washington (2-4; 2 2B), Clark (2-3) and Jamal Devine (2-3) also collected two hits each.
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