Former Evans start Todd Greene was placed in the 15 Day Disabled List by the Texas Rangers after he strained his hamstring on May 21. Greene began a rehab assignment with the Rangers AA affiliate in Frisco, Texas (Frisco Rough Riders).
Greene's first game with Frisco was on Monday, May 12. He started at catcher and batted third in the Rough Riders lineup. He was 0-3, but did walk and score a run.
By the way, the opposing team the Wichita Wranglers' cleanup hitter just happened to be Tydus Meadows - another Evans alumni. Meadows was 1-4 with a run scored. Firsco defeated Wichita 15-7. Meadows is having a solid season. Through 38 games, Meadows is hitting .301 with seven home runs and 26 RBIs. He is second on the team in both categories and he leads the Wranglers with nine doubles.
In his second game with Frisco, Greene blasted a two-run homer in the fifth inning to lead the Rough Riders to a 5-2 win over the Arkansas Travelers. The victory put Frisco alone in first place in the East Division of the Texas League.
Blackburn Finishes Fourth
In the AAAA state golf tournament at The Orchard Golf Club in Clarkesville, Lakeside junior Ryan Blackburn carded a 274. That score was good enough for a tie for fourth individually. (Thomson's Ryan Tyndall was also at 274.) Blackburn also helped lead the Panthers to a fifth region title in the last seven years.
Columbia County teams having great year in soccer
In the latest Georgia High School Soccer Coaches Association state ranking, Columbia County is well represented. The boys team at Greenbrier and Lakeside are in the top ten. Also, Harlem joins Greenbrier and Lakeside in the girls rankings. That means that five of the possible eight teams (public schools) are currently ranked.
The highest ranking goes to the Greenbrier boys, who are second in AAAA. Lakeside isn't too far behind. The Panthers are ranked sixth. In the girls rankings, the Lady Wolfpack is at number five, while Lakeside sits at number seven. The Lady Bulldogs of Harlem sit at the sixth position in AAA.
All five teams have advanced to round three of the state playoffs. Harlem's girls got by Central Macon 2-1, while Lakeside advanced post Ware County 1-0 and Greenbrier took care of Northgate 4-2.
On the boys side, Greenbrier and Lakeside picked up easy victories in round 2. The Pack blanked Chapel Hill 5-0 and the Panthers shutout Ware County 4-0.
The three unranked teams (Harlem boys, Evans boys and Evans girls) each advanced to the state tournament, but all three were defeated in the first round.
In Columbia County rankings and state tourney victories are usually reserved for baseball. Our soccer success is changing all that.
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