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March 1, 2013

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MILLEDGEVILLE — Baldwin High’s baseball team showed glimpses of success Wednesday night, despite losing to Washington County 18-10 on the road.

With the rain a common occurrence in the first week of high school baseball season, the Braves had taken the field twice, both times in game situations with no practice due to the recent field conditions.

“We’ve been on the field in a two-week span, two times,” Donnie Coburn, head coach, said. “The bottom line is we haven’t had any practice time. With all this rain, we can’t get on our fields.”

Although practices have been limited, Coburn was still pleased with the performance of his guys on Wednesday night.

“Saw a lot of good tonight,” he said. “For not a lot of game experience I didn’t think the kids played too bad.”

The part of Wednesday night’s game that Coburn values most is that BHS forced the Golden Hawks to play the full seven innings while not giving up.

“We made them go seven, so for me that’s a turning point for the season,” he said. “They just didn’t lay down.”

BHS notched more than 10 hits in the contest — only the team’s third game this season.

“We had 12 hits, which after a couple games I thought that was pretty well,” Coburn said. “I think this team has a lot of potential.”

Corey Dunn and Tylan Eunice led the team with three hits each, with Ladarius Thomas and Anthony Watson following with two each.

Eli Rouse and Tada Harvey also performed well for the Braves, each getting a hit on Wednesday night.

Coburn was pleased with the team’s hitting against Washington County, and with the pitching from his young players.

“Again, I thought hitting and pitching didn’t do too bad. I thought overall, this group did well,” he said. “We’ve just got to get more experience on the field.”

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