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Athletics take city championship
A's win last seven games and nine of last 10 in run to title
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The 2007 Rincon Athletics are: front row, left to right — Jedidiah Bishop, Ryan Nease, Matthew Calvert, Michael Griffith, P.J. Sebay and Hunter Stafford; and back row, left to right — Tim Titshaw, Ryan Titshaw, Michael Duncan, Zachary Grove, Sam Maier, David Sharpe and Mike Sharpe. - photo by Photo submitted

The Rincon Athletics won the city championship May 24 at Macomber Park in Rincon.  The 10-under Athletics defeated the Orioles 16-11 to capture the title.

The A’s, who were led by their coaches Mike Sharpe and Tim Titshaw, won their last seven games of the year and nine out of their last 10.

After winning eight out of 10 during the regular season, they won all three of their postseason games.

The A’s roster consisted of David Sharpe, Hunter Stafford, Jedidiah Bishop, Matthew Calvert, Michael Duncan, Michael Griffith, P.J. Sebay, Ryan Nease, Ryan Titshaw, Sam Maier and Zachary Grove. They were sponsored by Coldwell Banker Intercoastal Realty in Rincon.

In the championship game, David Sharpe had two home runs, three hits, scored three runs and had five runs batted in. Hunter Stafford had a hit and made a great play in the outfield. Jedidiah Bishop had two hits, scored two runs and had the defensive play of the game when the he tagged out a runner at the plate and held on to the ball after the runner crashed into him and knocked him to the ground.  

Matthew Calvert had a big hit, scored a run and had an RBI. Michael Duncan had a home run, three hits, two RBIs and scored two runs. Michael Griffith had a grand slam, three hits, drove in five runs and scored two runs.

P.J. Sebay had two hits and scored a run. Ryan Nease had three hits and scored a run. Ryan Titshaw had three hits and scored two runs. Sam Maier had two hits, scored two runs and had two RBIs, and Zachary Grove had two hits and a run batted in.

“These guys just worked hard all season and continued to get better,”  Coach Sharpe said.  “We had a great group of parents as well who made sure everyone was at practice and at the games on time. It certainly requires everyone working together to win and that’s exactly what we had.”