Ea­gles' base­ball earns re­gion ti­tle

The Covington News - - SPORTS -

The Eastside Ea­gles var­sity base­ball team led the year off for the Ea­gles with a bang, cap­tur­ing the Re­gion 8-AAAA ti­tle in 2013.

The Ea­gles needed help en­ter­ing the end of their reg­u­lar sea­son, but took care of ri­val Ch­es­ta­tee 10-4 and 7-2 to set them­selves up with an op­por­tu­nity to claim the re­gion crown af­ter fall­ing to Lump­kin County just a day be­fore sweep­ing the War Ea­gles.

Lanier had a chance to clinch the re­gion ti­tle with a win over Wal­nut Grove, but the War­riors swept Lanier 5-4 and 16-2 to put the Ea­gles in sole pos­ses­sion of first place.

The win gave the Ea­gles the No. 1 seed from Re­gion 8-AAAA.

Eastside even­tu­ally lost in the first round of the state play­offs to Troup County, but the re­gion ti­tle was enough for the Ea­gles to cel­e­brate a 21-7 sea­son.

“I am very happy for our school, our com­mu­nity and most im­por­tantly for our play­ers,” Eastside coach Jon Ayres said. “The re­gion cham­pi­onship is a prod­uct of hard work and sup­port from ev­ery­one in­volved with Eastside Ea­gle Base­ball.”

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