GHSA BASEBALL PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: Calvary Day's Ride Falls Short in Bid for Third State Title

By Prep Sports Report Staff | May 18, 2024

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What a special season for Calvary Day Baseball. Finishing the season with a 27-8 record, the Georgia High School Association Class 3-Region 3 championship, three playoff sweeps, first final four since '16, and a first state championship appearance since '07. Congratulations to the Cavaliers on a great season.



Calvary Day School's quest for a third state championship fell short as they were swept by the Harlem Bulldogs (40-1) in the GHSA Class 3A championship series. The Bulldogs, defending champions, displayed their dominance throughout the series, shutting out Calvary Day in the second game and securing a comfortable victory in the first.


In Game #2, Calvary needed to win to stay in the series to force the "IF" game, but Harlem wasted no time getting on the board in both games. In the championship game clincher, they plated four runs in the first three innings to take the lead and went on to defeat Calvery 7-0 for their back-to-back GHSA Class 3A Championship.


Highlighgts for Calvary in Game two were Caden Arnold managed to secure two hits in four at-bats, Will Hampton also contributed with two hits, and Max Arnold added a hit.


In the first game, Harlem jumped out quickly. Harlem erupted for six runs in the bottom of the second inning, capitalizing on timely hits to take a commanding lead, 9-0. Calvary Day managed to score five runs in the game, but Harlem had a commanding lead to win 13-5. Highlights in game one for the Cavs were Brooks Dawson going four for four and scoring once, providing a bright spot for the Cavaliers. Will Hampton and Carter Hampton each contributed with two hits and an RBI.


Calvary Day, despite a valiant effort, was unable to overcome the offensive firepower of the Bulldogs. This loss marks the end of their journey towards a third state title, adding to their victories in 2005 and 2007.


Name Class
Arnold, Caden 2024
Arnold, Maddox 2025
Bauer, Noah 2026
Christian, Russell 2025
Creager, Junior 2027
Dawson, Brody 2025
Hampton, Carter 2026
Hampton, William 2024
Heidik, Waylan 2026
Johnson, Quinn 2026
Kelley, Dalton 2026
Lowry, Brian 2024
Mobley IV, James 2027
Phillips, Samuel 2024
Powell, Cutter 2025
Renshaw, Samuel 2025
Swindell, Alex 2024
Wallace, Ryan 2025
Coaching Staff  
Lee, Phillip  Head Coach
Allen, Gary Asst. Coach
Griffin, Mason Asst. Coach
Mathews, Austin Asst. Coach
Phillips, Jonathon Asst. Coach
Schol, Justin Asst. Coach
Vaughn, Stephen Asst. Coach
Wetherington, Chris Asst. Coach


POST NOTES: The Caviliers also served their new friends at Northwest Georgia Hunger Ministry on Friday morning by stocking selves and their committment to helping comminites! 

Special thank you as posted on Northwest Georgia Hunger Ministries Instgram page:  "A sincere thank you to the Calvary Day School baseball team in Savannah for giving back to our community before their game in Rome tonight. We appreciated the opportunity to work alongside such a dedicated group and create new friendships." - Northwest Georgia Hunger Ministries

Final game information was sent to the Prep Sports Report for the entire season by Calvary Day School assistant coach Austin Mathews. We greatly apprecite you keeping the PSR on top of all the Cavs games all season!





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