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Baseball takes center-stage during Spring Break week

By Jeff Hart Sports Reporter
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With Spring Break upon us, prep baseball will take front-and-center this week as the other prep sports take a week off before heading into the playoffs (tennis), and wrapping up the final weeks of their regular season.

Region 7-AAA will see several big home-and-home series begin on Monday. East Hall, fresh off a stunning sweep of Dawson County last week, will travel to North Hall as the Vikings try to make a late run for a playoff berth. The Trojans are trying to maintain a slim hold on second place.

Dawson County heads to Buford trying to get back in the race while the No. 1-ranked Wolves try to lock up the region title as they hold a three-game lead over North Hall. White County plays at West Hall looking to snap a four-game losing streak. The two teams are tied for third place.

In Region 8-AAAAA, Gainesville travels to Loganville. The Red Elephants fell two games back of first place after a loss to the Red Devils on Friday. Flowery Branch will play host to improved Heritage, Conyers. The Falcons are in duel with Gainesville for second place in 8-AAAAA.

On Tuesday, Commerce will play host to George Walton Academy as the Tigers try to stay in the playoff race. They currently sit sixth in the Region 8-A standings. In Region 8-AA, Jefferson plays host to Union County as the Dragons try to keep their unbeaten region record in tact.

On Wednesday, Flowery Branch will play host to Apalachee and Gainesville will play host to Clarke Central in the first of two-games series'. In Region 8-AAAA, Lumpkin County opens a series with Madison County. The Indians are locked a three-way battle for the final two playoff spots with eastside and Lanier.

On Friday, East Hall and Buford and West Hall and Dawson County will open two key series in Region 7-AAA.

AREA SPORTS SCHEDULE, APRIL 7-12
Monday, April 7
BASEBALL:
Chestatee at Stephens County
Dawson County at Buford
East Hall at North Hall
Fannin County at Banks County
Gainesville at Loganville
Heritage, Conyers at Flowery Branch
Johnson at Madison County
North Forsyth at Lambert
North Gwinnett at Habersham Central
North Oconee at Jackson County
White County at West Hall

Tuesday, April 8
BASEBALL:
Athens Academy at Lakeview Academy
George Walton at Commerce
Union County at Jefferson

Wednesday, April 9
BASEBALL:
Apalachee at Flowery Branch
Banks County at Fannin County
Buford at Dawson County
Clarke Central at Gainesville
Habersham Central at Mountain View
Hayesville at Union County
Jackson County at North Oconee
Jefferson vs. Wesleyan at Georgia Gwinnett College
Madison County at Lumpkin County
Monroe Area at Chestatee
North Hall at East Hall
Oglethorpe County at Commerce
South Forsyth at North Forsyth
Stephens County at Lanier
Walnut Grove at Johnson
West Hall at White County

Thursday, April 10
BASEBALL:
Commerce at George Walton
Lakeview Academy at Athens Academy

Friday, April 11
BASEBALL:
Athens Academy at Commerce
Buford at East Hall
Chestatee at Monroe Area
Flowery Branch at Apalachee
Gainesville at Clarke Central
George Walton at Towns County
Jackson County at Franklin County
Johnson at Walnut Grove
Lanier at Stephens County
Lumpkin County at Madison County
Meadowcreek at Habersham Central
North Forsyth at West Forsyth
North Hall at Fannin County
West Hall at Dawson County

Saturday, April 12
BASEBALL:
Lakeview Academy at Providence Christian
Pinecrest Academy at Towns County
Smokey Mountain, N.C. at Rabun County

MONDAY GAMES UPDATE: Gainesville at Loganville and Heritage at Flowery Branch have both been postponed until tomorrow at 5:55 p.m. Dawson County at Buford has been postponed until tomorrow at 5:55 p.m. White County at West Hall has been postponed until tomorrow at 5:55 p.m.
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