Georgia Peaches Wins Fall Finals Tournament | Sports

GAINESVILLE, Georgia — On a chilly Sunday night, November 20, the Georgia Peaches defeated the Smyrna Slammers 10U team 14-8 in the championship game of the Southern Sports Promotions Fall Finals in Gainesville.

Georgia Peaches wins the Fall Finals tournament

From the left: Addie GreeneRome; Morley “MJ” Nichols, Canton; assistant coach Jan WinklmannJohn’s Creek; maggie parkKennesaw; Riley Borod, John’s Creek; head coach JP BorodJohn’s Creek; Blythe CammackJohn’s Creek; Evie BartonDawsonville; Ellie HancockAlpharetta; Jo Hancock, Alpharetta; assistant coach Trento hammockStatham; Izi Fawcettdecatur; Remi hammockStatham; Phoebe AppenAlpharetta.

The Georgia Peaches — an all-women touring baseball team — hail from Johns Creek but are made up of players from across the state.

After going 2-0 in pool, the Peaches advanced to their second straight tournament final after winning the Cobb County Sunday Series tournament on September 18. Once again, the deciding factor for the Peaches was their resilience at the plate, which scored an unlikely 21 runs in the tournament with 2 outs, including 12 in the championship game.

The Johns Creek-based Georgia Peaches baseball team, an all-women baseball team that competes in all-male baseball tournaments, excels at the Cobb County Sunday Series tournament.

Izi Fawcett and Morley “MJ” Nichols combined for 11 hits in 12 record appearances and 6 RBIs between them. Nichols also threw two near-clean innings in the championship game, allowing just one hit and knocking out four.

Johns Creek head coach J. P. Borod attributed the team’s mentality to the camaraderie they developed and a shared goal of showing little girls everywhere that not only can they play baseball with boys, they can bat them too.

“We’re going to play anyone, anywhere, anytime,” said Borod, whose side remain undefeated against all-male teams. “These aren’t girls playing baseball. These are some of the best baseball players in the state who also happen to be girls.”

The team will represent Georgia at the national Baseball For All tournament in July. It is the country’s largest girls’ baseball tournament and welcomes over 700 players annually.