Ian Vickers delivered a sterling performance in the final baseball game of his career
The reward — the third state championship in program history for Charlton County.
Vickers fired a gem, a complete game, four-hitter as Charlton won the decisive Game 3 with a 5-0 classic over Emanuel County Institute to wrap up the Class 1A Division II state championship on Wednesday night at Georgia Southern. Vickers whiffed 10 and never gave the Bulldogs a shot.
State Baseball Championship | ⚾️
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2023 Class 1A-D2 Baseball Champions 🏆
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Colton Crews and David Walters combined for five of Charlton’s eight hits. Walters’ RBI single in the fourth gave Charlton (36-5) a lead it never relinquished. Conner Lloyd knocked in a pair of runs to help deliver the first state title to Folkston since back-to-back crowns in 2013-14. Vickers also doubled in a run in the fifth.
The Indians won Game 1 3-1 and then dropped a 5-4 middle game on Tuesday night to set the stage for the finale.