Rain again washes out baseball

By Doug Gorman

If Mother Nature ever gets around to drying things out a little bit, the final days of the high school baseball season could get really interesting.

As of Tuesday afternoon, six teams were still fighting it out for one of the four Region 2-AAAAA playoffs spots, and Jonesboro and Henry County were still trying to play this week's scheduled contest.

The two teams first attempted to play on Monday night, but with Henry County leading 11-8, heavy rains and lightening washed out the game and all statistics.

A drenched field prevented the two teams from making up the game on Tuesday.

Henry County and Jonesboro will try again Friday at 5:30 p.m.

That means a lot of baseball is left to be played the rest of the week for teams in the Southern Crescent.

Henry County and Jonesboro each play key region games tonight. The Warhawks play at Westside and Jonesboro hosts Warner Robins.

One of the big games tonight features county rival Stockbridge taking on Eagle's Landing at 7 p.m.

Eagle's Landing is in second place with a 10-4 record. Stockbridge is one of three teams with a 9-6 record.

They share that mark with Jonesboro and Northside.

On Thursday, Henry County takes on Warner Robins. Warner Robins put itself into playoff contention with a 6-4 victory over Northside earlier this week to move into third place in the Region 2-AAAAA standings.

In other games today, Blessed Trinity takes on Union Grove at 5:30 p.m.

Also North Clayton plays at Sandy Creek, Morrow goes to Northside, Warner Robins.

Mt. Zion takes on Houston County in a contest between two teams playing on their seasons.

In Region 4-AAAAA action, Newnan plays at Riverdale and Mundy's Mill plays at Fayette County.

Regular-season action is supposed to be finished this week.