Some of you may be sick of hearing about the Greenbrier baseball team. If so, you could have some rough weeks ahead.
The Pack now stands at a perfect 20-0. It has outscored its opponents by an astonishing total of 225-29. That's an average of 11.25-1.4 runs per contest. It has been the top-ranked team in Georgia's AAAA poll all season and seems to be headed to the state finals.
The team has only one regular season game remaining (at home today against Richmond Academy).
In Sunday's column, I will do what plenty of area baseball fans have been doing for weeks: I will compare the 2006 Wolfpack to the county's all-time best teams.
Also, I recently sent a letter to Chris Lawler of USA Today. You're probably wondering what that has to do with my column. He is in charge of assembling the National High School Baseball Top 25.
Greenbrier is not listed in the current poll. That, to me, is laughable. I really cannot imagine that there are 25 better high school baseball teams in the United States, and I know there are not 25 that boast a more impressive rsum. I will update you when I get a response from Mr. Lawler. Long year for the Jags
It has been a tough season for the Augusta State University baseball team. Skip Fite's squad has struggled all season defensively and is at the cellar in the Peach Belt Conference with a 15-34 record overall and a disappointing 2-22 in the always-tough Peach Belt.
Sunday was Senior Day as the Jags were hosts for the extremely talented Armstrong Atlantic State Pirates for a doubleheader. Unfortunately, ASU dropped both games 8-5, 5-1.
Two of ASU's four seniors that were honored on Sunday are Columbia County natives. Former Lakeside standout Preston Crews and Evans star Justin Walker are wrapping up their careers for the Jags. Although both have had solid careers, I wish they could be going out on a better note. Neither should hang his head.
Crews has been Mr. Utility for the Jags. He has played just about everywhere on the field, and he has swung a good bat during his career.
Walker burst onto the scene four years ago and surprised many by going 6-4 on the mound and leading the conference in ERA at 2.26. Walker has been a team leader the past couple of seasons and has done everything Fite has asked of him.
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