Spring break still means baseball

Photo by Heather Middleton

Photo by Heather Middleton

By Doug Gorman


The calendar might say it's spring break, at least for a couple of more days, but for high school baseball teams, there's little time to let their minds drift too far from the diamond despite a week off from school.

Wednesday afternoon, the Locust Grove Lions beat the Henry County Warhawks 15-0.

Locust Grove has now won nine of its last 10 games.

The Lions are 11-4 overall and 9-1 in Region 4-AAA play.

Henry County dropped to 2-13 overall and 1-7 in league play. The Warhawks' only victories this year have been against Dutchtown (5-4) and Drew (11-8).

Locust Grove was returning to action just one day after suffering a 5-2 loss to rival and No. 5-ranked Spalding County.

Road trip: The Eagle's Landing Christian Academy Chargers are on a spring break trip to Tennessee this week. Thursday afternoon the Chargers opened up the four-game slate against Rossview.

The Chargers continue their baseball journey across the state line with games against North East Clarksville, Franklin, and Haywood before returning home next Tuesday for a Region 9-A game against First Presbyterian.

Before leaving on its trip, ELCA lost to Woodward Academy 10-9 on Tuesday.

State ranked: The Luella Wildcats are taking a baseball sabatical this week, but action will pick back up for the state's third-ranked team next week when they take on No. 1-ranked East Coweta in a Region 2-AAAA game at homer next Tuesday.

It will be a rematch from earlier this year when the Indians (11-2) beat the Lions (13-4) in a 6-4 decision.

Offensively, Luella is led this season by Chase Scott. Scott is batting . 411 with five home runs and 15 RBIs.

From the mound, the team is being led by Matt Kelley's 5-0 record. He has a 0.24 ERA with 36 strikeouts. Vincent Jackson leads the team with 47 strikeouts.

The Mundy's Mill Tigers are ranked fifth in the Class AAAA poll. The Tigers are 13-1 overall and have not lost to a team from Georgia all season.

Since losing to Jefferson Davis from Alabama, the Tigers have won six games in a row.

During the winning streak, the Tigers have scored in double figures, beating Forest Park (15-4), Banneker (19-3), Creekside (11-6) and North Clayton (16-1).

Eagle's Landing Christian headed out to its road trip ranked eighth in the Class A Gasports.com Class A Coaches Poll.