By Angela Powers
“If weather permits” has been the phrase of the last few days for the Pepperell baseball team.
Pepperell’s game with GAC to decide the winner of a best-of-three first-round state playoff series got rescheduled initially from Saturday to Monday and was postoned further on Monday to today at 4 p.m., due to the ceaseless rain.
Pepperell hosted the series doubleheader on Friday and lost Game One, 6-1, but came back to win Game Two, 4-3, to keep their season alive.
With the everything-on-the-line feel that comes with the postseason – and especially with Pepperell’s upcoming decisive game — the Dragons are having to take a step back and do some waiting for the weather.
Pepperell coach Wright Edge said the wait is making him and his team a little impatient for the decisive game.
“I’m ready to play,” he said in a phone interview on Monday.
Edge did point out, however, that the wait at least gives his pitching staff a good break before the big game.
“I guess the only plus is having pitching (rest),” he said. “But for our bats, I’d like to keep playing.
“(The postponement) gave us a chance to come in the cage and work on some things so I feel good about that.”
The Darlington and Trion baseball teams are a little more set in their postseason fate.
By securing sweeps on Friday against their first-round opponents, the Tigers and Bulldogs are slated to play their second-round best-of-three series on Wednesday.
Darlington will travel to Macon to take on First Presbyterian, which is ranked No. 4 in the Class A Private School power rankings.
Trion is hosting Jenkins County for their second-round game in the Class A Public School bracket after sweeping Hawkinsville on the road on Friday.