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Baseball: Armuchee falls to Bremen on Senior Day

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Armuchee v. Bremen Baseball LEAD

Armuchee's Ty Slade takes off after connecting with the ball in a game against Bremen at Armuchee High, April 24, 2013. (Brittany Hannah/RN-T)

Brittany Hannah

The Armuchee baseball team was hoping to have a storybook ending on Senior Day.

But the Bremen Blue Devils decided to change the script.

Playing a non-region game on a damp and rainy afternoon at Arm-uchee, the Blue Devils jumped out to a quick lead and held on from there to down the Indians, 5-2.

The Armuchee program recognized five seniors — Ty Slade, Chad Wilson, Bennett Garland, Trip Smith and Chase Cooper — who were playing their final home game.

“They will be truly missed,” said Armuchee coach David Honea. “They have done a lot for this program the past three or four years, and they will leave some big shoes to fill.”

Armuchee will play its final regular-season game today, traveling to Trenton to face Dade County.

The Indians, however, might be able to extend their season if things work out the way they hope.

If they beat Dade County, and Model falls to Chattooga today, Armuchee would make the state playoffs as the No. 4 seed.

“I am going to be a fan of the Arm-uchee Indians and the Chatooga Indians (today),” said Honea with a laugh.

In Tuesday’s game, Bremen took control in the first two innings putting up a 5-0 start.

Armuchee scored its first run in the fourth inning, when Ty Slade drew a walk and Chad Wilson drove him in with a triple. Tripp Smith then drove in the second run with an RBI groundout.

Dylan McBurnett finished with two hits for the Indians, and four players — Cooper, Slade, Wilson and Smith — added one hit each.

Cooper and Garland highlighted the Indians’ defensive effort with Cooper making a diving stop in the fourth and Garland making a diving play in the fifth.