Thursday's Central Georgia - and of interest to Central Georgia - news and notes, compiled from staff reports, email reports, the web, and social media. Updates will be noted, so check back.
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Friday: Scouting reports on Friday games, starting with Northside-Jones County.
Max Fried was absurd.
He needed “only” 90 pitches to go seven innings with nine strikeouts one hit, and not a walk in Atlanta’s 4-2 win over Washington in front of less than 29,000 at SunTrust Park.
Atlanta got two in the first and added one in the third and eighth for a 4-0 lead before the Nats got to Mark Melancon for two in the ninth, stranding a runner on second.
Ronald Acuna and Ozzie Albies and Freddie Freeman teamed to go 5 for 12 from the top three spots, with Acuna and Albies scoring twice each, Acuna with a homer in the fifth.
Steven Strasburg went six innings, giving up three runs on four hits, with seven strikeouts and four walks.
Next: Friday, vs. Washington, 7:20 p.m., FSSO; Saturday, vs. Washington, 7:20 p.m., FSSO, Sunday, vs. Washington, 1:20 p.m.; FSSO; Monday, at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m., FSSE/MLB; Tuesday, at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m., FSSE; Wednesday, at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m., FSSE; at Philadelphia, 7:15 p.m., FOX; Friday, at Washington, 7:05 p.m., FSSO
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