Friday, March 06, 2009

Play Hard in La Grange ... Go Canes !!!

All of the Purple Hurricanes Fan Nation is following you guys. Everyone is looking forward to another good year !!! You will face some of the best competition in the Nation. You guys are up for the challenge.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Canes Battle Heritage and drop first one, Headed for LaGrange

The Georgia Dugout Club's (GDC) Preseason projected #1's in AAA and AAAA played last night at Heritage High School in Conyers, GA.  Heritage (8AAAA) pitched their ace, Anthony Bazzani, a GDC Preseason All-State First Team pitcher who went 4 Innings.  Due to the approaching LaGrange Tournament which begins tomorrow, Cartersville (6AAA) used 5 pitchers in this order (A Clark 1.0, L Mauldin 2.0, J Croft 1.0, H Battle 1.0, and A Thurman 1.0).

The Canes held a 4-2 lead in the 5th but gave up 5 runs in the bottom of the inning after loading the bases with a BB, HP, BB to the 8,9,1 hitters.  Heritage had 3 hits in the inning (1B, 1B, 2B) and brought 9 batters to the plate.  The Canes stayed with their plan and allowed their pitcher to complete the inning.  Heritage had 6 total hits in the game and scored runs in the 3rd (1), 4th (1), and 5th (5).  Cartersville scored 4 runs in the game on 6 hits scoring runs in the 1st (1) and 5th (3).  Bridges, Stewart, Boling, Croft, Thurman, and Payne had hits for the Canes.  Tate reached base on his first two plate appearances via a HP.  After a leadoff hit by Boling in the 7th then loading the bases, the Canes failed to score.

The Canes depart Friday about 1:00 PM for the LaGrange Invitational Tournament.