Ever since the school year ended in May, the area's high school baseball teams have continued to play in summer baseball tournaments.
Greenbrier High School baseball coach Ed Williams says this will be a great weekend for baseball.
Photo by Jim Blaylock
Those tournaments will come to a close this weekend with the 2004 Slugfest hosted by Greenbrier High.
The four-day tournament will end the summer tournament slate that has featured events by Evans, Augusta Christian and Lakeside in the preceding weeks.
"We are very excited to end the summer schedule with our tournament," Greenbrier coach Ed Williams recently said. "It is a great weekend for baseball."
This weekend's event will take place at five high school sites: Greenbrier, Westside, Evans, Lakeside and Augusta Christian.
All Columbia County high schools, with the exception of Augusta Prep, will field teams in the tournament.
The Slugfest will feature 54 games with teams coming from throughout the state. Northside-Columbus, Centennial, North Springs, Elbert County and Loganville will join perennial powers Marist and Parkview in the tournament.
"Playing against some of the Atlanta schools allows our players to see how good we can be," Evans coach Ricky Beale recently said.
Most of the schools involved in the tournament will field more than one team. Greenbrier has four teams, Lakeside has three, two teams compete for Evans and Harlem, and one for Augusta Christian.
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