Crawdads sweep Patriots to move closer to Western Division title

Phenix City Crawdads 6-2, East Cobb Patriots 3-0

PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) - Matteo Porras ripped a grand slam to help propel the Phenix City Crawdads to a doubleheader sweep of the East Cobb Patriots on Thursday at Bill Bowers Park with 6-3 and 2-0 victories.

Porras' grand slam came in the second inning of the opener and snapped at 1-1 tie.

Jesse Coleman picked up the win in the opener, striking out seven in a four-inning outing.

With the wins, the Crawdads (13-10) cut the magic number to clinch the Sunbelt League's Western Division to two.

The Crawdads play the Atlanta Crackers up in Norcross on Monday and Tuesday nights, then wrap up the regular season with a doubleheader versus the Brookhaven Bucks. First pitch for the twinbill on Thursday is set for 3:05 ET at Bill Bowers Park on the campus of Glenwood School.