AHS Advances to Quarterfinals

AHS Baseball Advances to State Quarterfinals
Posted on 05/09/2022
A few weeks ago, the prospect of Alexander making the Class 6A playoffs were very slim.

Now, two series into the state playoffs, the Cougars are one of the hottest teams in the state. Alexander has won four straight games, sweeping two best of three series and are now in the Georgia High School Association quarterfinals.

“It has been a long, grinding season for us,” Alexander coach Zach Romain said. “We thought we had a good team at the beginning of the season. We had some illness and injuries that cost us some ball games.”

Tuesday evening, the Cougars swept No. 2 seed Lee County on the road to advance.

Alexander won 3-2, 1-0 to reach the quarterfinals for the first time since 2017.

In their nightcap win to sweep the series, the Cougars scored the game’s only run in the first inning.

“I’m proud of the way the guys have been playing,” Romain said. “I felt once we got everybody back and healthy that we would be a good team. Hopefully we are now starting to click.”

Alexander will take on the winner of the Allatoona against the South Effingham winner in the Elite 8. The teams played Game 3 on Wednesday afternoon to determine which team advances.

The quarterfinals series is scheduled to begin on Monday at 5 p.m. Game 3 will be played on Tuesday if necessary.
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