October 16, 2018

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 2016 GHSA Class AA State Baseball Playoffs.

The series will begin with a doubleheader on Friday at 4:00 p.m. with each team needing two wins to advance to the Sweet 16.

If the teams split Friday’s doubleheader, the two teams will play a third and deciding rubber “if” game at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday at Social Circle.

The winner of the series will take on the winner of the Lamar County/Fitzgerald series May 4-5. The Braves would host Fitzgerald (No. 4 seed Region 1-AA) for the second straight season or travel to Lamar County (No. 1 seed Region 4-AA).

See below for a full playoff series preview.

Heard Co. Braves @ Social Circle Redskins

Senior FeatureWHEN: Friday Doubleheader (1st Pitch @ 4:00 p.m.)/ “If” game Saturday (1st Pitch @ 12:00 p.m.)

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

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

RECORDS: Redskins (15-7, 9-3 in Region 8-AA), Braves (13-13, 8-4 in Region 5-AA)

HEAD COACHES: Redskins – Brook Adams, Braves – Trent Bianco

SEEDINGS: The Redksins enter round one of the state playoffs as the #2 seed in Region 8-AA, The Braves come in as the 5-AA #3 seed

RANKINGS: Redskins (Unranked by the AJC and Score Atlanta), Braves (Unranked by the AJC and Score Atlanta)

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

THE WINNER: The winner will face the winner between Lamar County (#1 seed in Region 4-AA) and Fitzgerald (#4 seed in Region 1-AA)

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

WEATHER: Friday – Mostly Sunny with Temperatures in the Mid 80’s/ Saturday – Highs in the Upper 80’s with a 50% chance of PM Showers

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