Baseball Playoff Preview – The Newnan Times-Herald
This week, Georgia High School Baseball’s playoff kickoff and three local teams, Newnan, East Coweta and Trinity Christian, will host the best of three first-round series, while Heritage hits the road.
The series includes:
Newton Rams (8-17) vs. Newnan Cougars (19-10)
Double match at Newnan on Wednesday at 5 p.m., if match Thursday if necessary
The region-champion Cougars have settled into first place in the region 2-7A standings and will face the fourth-seeded Newton Rams. This is the second straight season the Rams have made the playoffs under head coach Derwin McNealy.
Last year they traveled to Lowndes County for the first round, so the trip to Newnan won’t be as long.
After sweeping the South Gwinnett Comets, the Rams qualified for their season’s playoffs. Jordan Nolley and Miguel Barbis lead their pitching team.
Grayson Rams (17-12) vs. East Coweta Indians (21-8)
Doubleheader at East Coweta Wednesday at 4:30 p.m., if game Thursday if needed
The Indians need to bounce back from the region’s tournament to face a good team from Grayson. Grayson finished third in the region behind Brookwood and Parkview, but won one game against both during the season.
This season, Rayne Fry has been their best pitcher and got the start in Game 1 of each of their three-game regional series.
Landmark Christian War Eagles (6-15) vs. Trinity Christian Lions (12-14)
Doubleheader at Trinity Christian on Thursdays at 4:30 p.m., if match on Saturday if necessary
It will be revenge for the Trinity Christian Lions when they host Landmark Christian. Both teams played on March 14 and the Lions won 8-6. Dillion Stiltner was the winning pitcher; he worked four innings and allowed only one earned run.
Tai Peete led the offense in that game with two RBIs.
Legacy Hawks at Whitefield Academy WolfPack (18-8)
Doubleheader at Whitefield Academy on Friday at 1:30 p.m., if match on Saturday if necessary
Heritage travels to Region 2-A Private Champion Whitefield Academy on Friday to look to extend their season. The WolfPack are on an eight-game winning streak against Eagles Landing Christian and Landmark.
The demanding out-of-region schedule the Hawks played in 2022 will pay off as they look to take down the single-seeded WolfPack.