September 25, 2018

Sweet 16 State Playoff Preview: Braves @ Dade County

(Franklin) — The Heard County Braves (15-14) will travel to Dade County High School in Trenton, GA tomorrow to battle the Dade County Wolverines (20-6) in a second round best-of-three series in the 2018 GHSA Class AA State Baseball Playoffs.

The Sweet 16 series will begin with a doubleheader on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. with each team needing two wins to advance to the Elite 8.

If the teams split Thursday’s doubleheader, the two teams will play a third and deciding rubber “if” game at 4:30 p.m. on Friday also at Dade County High School.

The winner of the series will move on to meet wither Dodge County or Berrien in the Elite 8.

If the Braves advance and face Berrien that series would take pace at Alford Field. If the Braves were to meet Dodge County that series would be on the road in Eastman, GA.

See below for a full playoff series preview as well as directions to the game and other pertinent information.

Heard Co. Braves @ Dade Co. Wolverines

WHEN: Thursday Doubleheader (1st Pitch @ 4:30 p.m.)/ “If” game Friday (1st Pitch @ 4:30 p.m.)

WHERE: Dade County High School, 300 Tradition Ln., Trenton, GA 30752

DIRECTIONS: Click here for directions to the game from HCHS (Distance 143 miles/Trip Time 2:56)

RECORDS: Wolverines (20-6, 12-2 in Region 7-AA), Braves (15-14, 9-3 in Region 5-AA)

HEAD COACHES: Wolverines – Aaron Simmons, Braves – Trent Bianco

SEEDINGS: The Wolverines enter round two of the state playoffs as the #1 seed in Region 7-AA, The Braves come in as the 5-AA #2 seed

RANKINGS: Wolverines (Ranked No. 6 in Class AA by Score Atlanta), Braves (Unranked by Score Atlanta)

COLORS: Wolverines (Maroon/Gold), Braves (Maroon/Gray)

THE WINNER: The winner will meet the winner of the Dodge County Berrien series May 9-10

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

WEATHER: Thursday – Sunny Skies and 83 degrees at first pitch/ Friday – Partly Cloudy and 82 degrees at first pitch

(Photo: Gary Jones)

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