Cordele Dispatch, Cordele, GA

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May 16, 2014

Fullington games postponed to Saturday; Wildcats play today; Cougars play Monday

CORDELE/PINEHURST — Fullington Academy’s scheduled doubleheader that was to have been played Thursday at defending state champion Bethlehem Christian has been postponed by weather and field conditions.

Coach Jason Hurst’s 13-5 Region 3-A GISA runner-up Trojans will make up the scheduled twin bill with the 9-5 Knights starting at 1 p.m. Saturday. In the event of a split of those games, the third and deciding contest will be played Monday at 1 o’lock.

Crisp Academy, meanwhile, is anticipating that it will be able to get in its home doubleheader scheduled for Friday at 1 p.m. against Citizens Christian of Douglas.

The Region 3-A champion Wildcats will take an 11-5 record into their best-of-three series aainst the 5-7 Douglas-based Patriots. If the teams divide the first two games, the deciding contest will be played Saturday at 1.

Winners of the Crisp-Citizens Christian and Fullington-Bethlehem series will return to the field next week. The Wildcats will be at home as long as they stay alive in state play.

Crisp County High, meanwhile, will resume its Class AAAA state playoff action at 4:30 p.m. on Monday when it welcomes Alexander High in a Final Four pairing. If a Game 3 is required, it will be played Tuesday at 4:30.

The host Cougars will take a 26-7-1 record into action after beating South Effingham, West Laurens and Walnut Grove in series that went all three games.

The visitors, who also have Cougars as their mascot, will check into the competition with a 23-9 report card that includes playoff wins over Cedartown (2-3, 7-0, 3-1), Marist (9-0, 3-6, 6-5) and Wayne County (1-2, 4-0, 13-7).

The Crisp-Alexander winner will earn a state championship playoff series berth against the victor of another Final Four duel that finds Carrollton at Veterans High of Warner Robins.


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