Gordon Lee Captures Second Straight Baseball State Title


The Gordon Lee baseball team won their second consecutive state title on Wednesday afternoon in Savannah, Georgia, after beating Schley County 9-3 for the public schools Class A state crown. The Wildcats got a run in the top of the first, but Gordon Lee rallied in the bottom of the first. After loading the bases, Chris Potter hit what looked like a double play ball to second, but Schley County fumbled the throw a bit at second. Two runs scored on the play to make it 2-1 Trojans. Later in the inning, and Jake Wright added an RBI base hit. The Trojans led it 4-1 after the first. Gordon Lee took a 9-1 lead to the top of the 7th. The Wildcats scored twice, but that wasn’t enough as the Trojans were able to celebrate another state championship.

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Rick Nyman grew up in Anniston, Alabama and attended the University of Alabama. His television career started at WJSU-TV in Anniston where he had the opportunity to cover SEC football with Alabama and Auburn. Anniston is just 20 minutes from the Talladega Speedway, so NASCAR was a big part of his sports coverage. Due to this he was able to interview Davey Allison, Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, and several other top-name NASCAR drivers. Rick's next television job was in Savannah, Georgia, where he covered basketball player Kwame Brown (now with the Washington Wizards), who later became the first ever high school player selected as the top pick in the NBA draft. He covered the PGA Tour's annual swing thru Hilton Head and also had the opportunity of covering the Atlanta Falcons Super Bowl appearance in 1999 in Miami. Rick especially enjoys all the atmosphere, tradition and drama of college football. He also likes profiling sports personalities and learning what drives them both on and off the field. If he's not covering sports, he's either watching Seinfield or David Letterman, playing golf, reading, or working out. What he enjoys about Chattanooga is the passion people have for sports. The mountainous region of Chattanooga reminds him of his hometown of Anniston, which also has big, beautiful trees and plenty of hills. You can contact Rick at rnyman@wdef.com.