After a week of rain, postponements and then more postponements, local baseball teams were finally able to return to action Monday.
Both Winder-Barrow High School and Apalachee High School returned to Region 8-AAAAA action after more than a week. The return to action was a positive one for the Diamond Doggs as they defeated Heritage 3-0 on the road.
For the AHS Wildcats, however, it was somewhat of a tough return to action as visiting Lanier High School jumped out to a 5-0 lead en route to a 5-2 victory.
Senior Tyler Starnes worked 5.2 innings for AHS with one strikeout. Lanier’s Cam Coursey started the top of the first inning with a solo homer for a quick 1-0 lead. That score held until the top of the fifth when the Longhorns added five runs.
The Wildcats were able to get on the board in the bottom of the sixth inning on a solo homer by Wright Patterson. AHS then pushed another run across in the bottom of the seventh inning and had the bases loaded with two outs. While the Wildcats had the potential game-winning run at the plate, Lanier was able to hold on for the region victory.
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