Familiar Foe for the Trojans
The Lee County Trojans and coach Rob Williams didn't have to go far for a scouting report on their round one GHSA playoff opponent, the Jones County Greyhounds.
"They were in our region last year, and won our region. We were runner up to them, so that maybe gives us a little more incentive," Williams said. "Of course, that tells them they can play too. When you play Jones County, you know you're going to play a good baseball team."
A 6-4 Trojan loss on March 19, 2010 was the last time the Trojans and Greyhounds met on the diamond, but the two teams will get reacquainted on Friday for a best two out of three series at Lee County.
Both teams are coming into the series playing quality ball. The Greyhounds have won 11 out of 12 games, and are the fourth seed from region three. While Lee County won six straight region games including two against Northside Columbus last weekend to clinch the top spot from region one.
Williams is looking to his senior pitchers Cole Goodwin and Chase Burnfin to shut down the Greyhounds in games one and two, respectively.
"We found a good line up, defense started clicking, our offense started clickingâ|everything just came together real nice. Early in the year, we were pitching really good, but we weren't hitting the ball," Burnfin said.