LAWRENCEVILLE – John Halama picked up his third consecutive win, Barbaro Canizares had three hits and three RBI's and the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves defeated the Rochester Red Wings 4-1 on Wednesday at Gwinnett Stadium.
Chris Glenn immediately breaks out in a smile and throws his arms around his friends Jonathan Dover and Jonathan Thompson as they meet in front of the entrance to the South Hall Community Center on a recent Friday afternoon. The players have arrived almost simultaneously at 3 p.m. at the gym in Oakwood for a regular session of pick-up basketball with a group of about a dozen players.
When Dustin Mealor was handed the bottle of champagne that went with winning the Georgia Cup's Gainesville Criterium on Saturday night, he looked at its handler for a second then asked for directions on how to open the bottle.
K.J. McAllister has a pretty similar background to most other future Division I baseball players. McAllister, a North Hall High senior who is already committed to Coastal Carolina University, was flinging around a whiffle ball as soon as he could grasp it in his hands.
LAWRENCEVILLE - Todd Redmond should be the biggest believer in the Gwinnett Braves' ability to rally late in a game. For the second consecutive outing, the Gwinnett starter was let off the hook, avoiding his seventh loss of the season.