Lambert is still a fairly new school located in the north Metro Atlanta suburb of Suwanee, GA. They etched their name in the records books in only their fifth season defeating defending 6A champion Milton 2-1 in Game 3 of the best-of-three championship series, winning their first-ever state championship in baseball.
The squads split the first two games last weekend with Milton taking Game 1 2-1, Lambert took Game 2 5-1.
Kyle McCann had the historic RBI single to score Jarrett Wright in the fifth inning giving Lambert the 2-1 lead, which held up for the victory.
Lambert entered the championship series averaging 8.8 runs-per-game in the playoffs but were held to five runs total in the series.
Milton (28-9) entered the season with hopes of defending their state championship and making a run at a possible national championship. Those hopes went by the wayside early in the season after injuries hit the team followed by losses. The Eagles are currently ranked No. 20 in the latest Max Preps Xcellent 25.
The Longhorns (36-2) suffered both of their losses in the state tournament to Mill Creek and Milton and have been highly-ranked nationally most of the season in several baseball rankings. Winning the state championship will only enhance their opportunity at winning the national championship. Lambert is currently ranked No. 1 in the USA Today Super 25 with their next rankings will be out June 3rd, No. 2 in the Max Preps Xcellent 25 and No. 3 in the last Baseball America rankings on May 20th. Lambert ended the season with a run differential of plus-240.
Other national notes of interest:
Whitewater (GA) entered the Baseball America Top 25 at No. 23 in their latest rankings from May 20th. Whitewater fell to Houston County in their best-of-three 5A championship series 2-1. Houston County won Game three 8-6 to win their first-ever state championship in baseball.