JEFFERSON - The Jefferson Dragons (9-2, 5-1) returned home Friday where they faced off against Region 8S-AA leader North Oconee for the second time this season. The Dragons lost the first meeting between the two teams on March 24.
April 06, 2009|
By Renaldo Stover
Times regional staff
Who would have thought that this year's baseball season would not hinge on the right arm of a fireballing 6-foot-3 senior or timely hits in a close game, but on the acts of a little old lady commonly known as Mother Nature?
Lumpkin County scored 12 runs in the second inning and finished the game with 13 hits en route to a 15-2 win in five innings against Flowery Branch on Saturday in Dahlonega. Drew Uptegraph (5-0) earned the win for the Indians (14-1, 12-1 Region 7-AAA), allowing only two runs in three innings.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch freshman Imani Cross isn't expected to win baseball games with his role as a courtesy runner, but that's exactly what he did in the seventh inning against North Hall on Friday night at the Hog Mountain Sports Complex.
As Madison Caldwell walked the fairway at Horseshoe Bend Country Club in Roswell, the Dawson County senior doubled over in the pain that she was feeling in the right side of her stomach, taking the breath out of her lungs for a second or two.
Gainesville High senior Spencer Ralston earned second place, behind a strong third-round 67, at the Georgia Junior Championship on Wednesday in Augusta. Ralston, the Class AAAAA Golfer of the Year, finished the 54-hole, three-day outing with a total score of 8-under (208).
Spencer Adams is not going to let the projections of his talent interfere with his preparation. The first-year minor league right-handed pitcher for Single-A Kannapolis Intimidators of the White Sox organization said he's going to continue to show up to the ballpark every day with one goal in mind: What do I have to do to get better?