Rogers, a University of Georgia commit, struck out 10 batters, including seven who watched called third strikes, in a 4-0 victory that gave the Bruins their first state baseball title after championship losses in 1988, 1993 and 1997.
In addition to tossing a four-hitter and not allowing a runner past second base, Rogers hit a solo homer with one out in the third inning to give his team a 1-0 lead and provided the fourth run with a sacrifice fly in the two-run seventh.
“Everything and better than I expected,” Rogers said of the sensation of the Bruins winning the title after their fifth state berth in seven years. By wearing the No. 1 jersey, Rogers got his championship medal before any of his teammates, an appropriate hierarchy after such a dominant game.