The Heritage baseball stayed hot to win two-of-three baseball games in its 7-AAAA series with Dalton last week.
The Generals won its first two meetings with the Catamounts, 7-1 on Tuesday, April 16, and 5-4 on Thursday, April 18, to extend its winning streak to eight ball games before falling 6-1 on Friday, April 19 on the road.
Their second win of the series was a nine-inning battle on Senior Night that allowed the Generals to host a region play-in series this week against No. 3 seed Cedartown from subregion A today, April 25 in a doubleheader. The if game will be played tomorrow, April 26 if needed.
Beagles said he was very proud of his team for winning the battle.
"Thursday's game was a pivotal game and I'm very proud of the effort we got from our players, he said. "After scoring four in the bottom of the first, we accomplished one of our goals in every game and that is to establish the first inning. Dalton Belk threw an exceptional first inning and then we proceeded to allow Dalton to climb right back even with us at 4-4."
"There were fantastic plays made on both sides and I was very pleased to see freshman Dylan Bice come in after Belk and give us some quality innings, as well as, maintaining his composure on an attempted trick play with runners on first and third."
Heritage had nine hits in Tuesday's win including three each from leadoff batter Noah Hill and senior center fielder Jacob Carter, who each scored twice in the third inning on a two-out, two-run single by Jared Porter. Heritage also added RBI singles by Hill and Lee Gibson in the fourth.
Austin Morris held the Cats scoreless until back-to-back two-out doubles in the seventh.
In Thursday's game, Chattin had a two-RBI single.
Seth Hickman and Goins had two hits.
Porter and Morris and an RBI single.
Jacob Carter also had an RBI.
On Friday, Dalton scored three runs in the first and never looked back.
Matt Wells went 2-for-2 with an RBI, Kaleb Hill had a hit and drove in a pair of runs and Michael O’Brien added a hit and an RBI.
Wells pitched five innings for the Cats, allowing one earned run on four hits to get the win.