July 16, 2019

Class AA State Playoff Preview: Braves at Social Circle

(Franklin) — The Heard County Braves will travel to Social Circle to take on the Redskins in the first round best-of-three series of the 2019 GHSA Class AA State Baseball Playoffs.

The series will begin with a doubleheader on Wednesday at 5:00 PM with each team needing two wins to advance to the Sweet 16.

If the teams split Wednesday’s doubleheader, the two teams will play a third and deciding rubber “if” game at 5:00 PM on Thursday at Social Circle.

The series will be a rematch of a first round series from 2016 won by the Braves in three games. The Braves advanced to the Elite 8 that year before dropping a close hard-fought series to Holy Innocents.

The winner of this week’s series will take on the winner of the Chattooga/McNair series May 2-3. The Braves would travel to face either team.

See below for a full playoff series preview.

Heard Co. Braves @ Social Circle Redskins

WHEN: Wednesday Doubleheader (1st Pitch @ 5:00 p.m.)/ “If” game Thursday (1st Pitch @ 5:00 p.m.)

WHERE: Social Circle High School, 154 Alcova Dr, Social Circle, GA 30025

DIRECTIONS/MAP: http://mapq.st/24mbjCZ

RECORDS: Redskins (14-11, 11-3 in Region 8-AA), Braves (13-16, 8-7 in Region 5-AA)

HEAD COACHES: Redskins – Danny Blue, Braves – Trent Bianco

SEEDINGS: The Redskins enter round one of the state playoffs as the #1 seed in Region 8-AA, The Braves come in as the 5-AA #4 seed

RANKINGS: Redskins (Unranked by Score Atlanta), Braves (Unranked by Score Atlanta)

COLORS: Redskins (Red/White), Braves (Maroon/Gray)

THE WINNER: The winner will advance to the Sweet 16 where they will face the winner between Chattooga (#2 seed in Region 7-AA) and McNair (#3 seed in Region 6-AA)

ADMISSION: $10 for Wednesday’s DH and $7 for Thursday’s “If” game as determined by the GHSA

WEATHER: Wednesday – Partly cloudy with temperatures in the low to mid 80’s at first pitch/ Thursday – Mostly cloudy with temperatures in the low  80’s

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