The ball whizzed off the bat and sailed toward Evans shortstop Kevin Caughman, who realized he had a decision to make. He could either stab it out of the air for another Dutchtown out or let it drop on the dirt and begin a double play.
Caughman let the ball fizzle into the ground and snapped a throw to second base to start a 6-4-3 double play, barely pausing to glance at the bag, which was covered by second baseman Jeff Rice.
"I talked to him after the play. He thought exactly what I was thinking," Caughman said of the nice defensive moment in the Knights' playoff victory over Dutchtown.
That happens frequently for the two seniors, whose steadiness in the field is a big reason Evans has won 13 games in a row heading into the second round of the Georgia High School Association Class AAAA state baseball playoffs. Evans, which will play host to Glynn Academy today in a 4 p.m. doubleheader, is one of four area teams at home Wednesday.
Read the complete story in Wednesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle.
GHSA baseball playoffs
Second round best-of-three series (all doubleheaders)
Washington-Wilkes at Pacelli, 2:30 p.m.
Jeff Davis at Screven County, 4 p.m.
Northside-Columbus at Thomson, 4:30 p.m.
Glynn Academy at Evans, 4 p.m.
Harris County at Lakeside, 4 p.m.
Greenbrier at East Coweta, 4 p.m.