Pope struck out seven and allowed no walks and four hits.
Michael Guldberg racked up three RBIs on two hits for the East Cobb Braves. He singled in the first inning and tripled in the fourth inning.
Bannon Bembenek racked up three RBIs on two hits for the East Cobb Rays. He homered in the first inning and singled in the fourth inning.
Jacob Riordan had a short outing, lasting only 1 1/3 innings on the rubber for the East Cobb Rays before being taken out. Riordan allowed four hits and four runs.
The East Cobb Braves were able to get the win despite Blake Jones having a rough day on the hill. Jones was removed after just zero innings. Jones gave up four hits and four runs.
The lead stayed with the East Cobb Braves after the fourth, when they scored five runs on two singles and a three-run triple by Guldberg.
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