Coach Steve Cotrell emphasized that point in his assessment of Commerce High School baseball team’s 2-1 performance last week.
“We just did not get it done in the big games the past couple of weeks,” he added.
While the Tigers took two games, they dropped a pivotal contest 1-0 to George Walton Academy.
Only two players, Keenan Lord and Chandler Rogers, earned hits off the Bulldogs (19-4, 15-2), which now controls second place in Region 8-A.
Hebron Christian Academy (18-2, 14-0), which beat George Walton 4-2 in the first of two games planned between the teams this week, is in control of first place and is the favorite to win the region title.
The Tigers (14-6 overall, 11-4 in Region 8-A) are in third.
But the team is entering its last week of regular season play, with five pivotal games planned against region teams hungry for a post-season berth.
The top four teams to finish the regular schedule will advance.
“We are just going to have to find our swagger again these next few weeks if we want to continue to play baseball,” Cotrell said.