I photographed the Peachtree Ridge Lions and the Norcross Blue Devils on the diamond on Friday April 29 for the Gwinnett Daily Post. Peachtree Ridge up until this point had never had a playoff run for baseball in the history of the school. That changed tonight as the Lions beat the Blue Devils 6-4. Here are some of my favorite images from the game.
Peachtree Ridge's Cole Rives (12) collides with the outer wall giving the Blue Devils a two run lead in the first inning.
Peachtree Ridge's Jared Walsh (21) collides with Norcross first baseman Chris Raasch knocking him off the bag.
Peachtree Ridge's Cooper Burdick (15) connects with the ball.
Norcross pitcher Joseph Wilbur (3) tries to pickoff Peachtree Ridge's Cooper Burdick (15) with a throw to first baseman Chris Raasch.
Peachtree Ridge's Cooper Burdick (15) slides late onto second as Norcross' William Paschal tags him out on Friday.
Peachtree Ridge's Brett Polachek (20) tries to pick off Norcross' Tanner Maloof (44) as he dives back to first.
Peachtree Ridge's Tripp Miller (8) tags out Norcross' Tanner Maloof as he tries to run past on his way to second base on Friday.
Peachtree Ridge's Michael Somerville, left, gets a glove to the face as he tries to slide past Norcross' Zach Shirah (4) on Friday. Peachtree Ridge beat Norcross 6-4 marking the first ever playoff run for the Lions.
Peachtree Ridge head coach Ryan Hanik reacts to a call from the umpire during their game against Norcross on Friday.
Peachtree Ridge's Tyler Haswell tries to turn the double play as Norcross' Domonique Jackson (2) slides late into second.
Peachtree Ridge's Billy Best (1) and Preston Johnson (7) jump into each others arms after defeating Norcross 6-4 on Friday. The win over the Blue Devils marks the Lions first-ever playoff run.
Peachtree Ridge's baseball team runs out onto the field after defeating Norcross 6-4 on Friday. The win over the Blue Devils marks the Lions first-ever playoff run.