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Wednesday February 26th, 2020 6:31AM

Baseball: Region 8-2A gets region schedule under way

By Jeff Hart Sports Reporter

So far, the biggest, and most unfortunate, highlight of the 2019 prep baseball season has been the near lack of one.

Rain has forced the cancellation and postponement of dozens of games. Schedules from all 23 of the northeast Georgia teams covered by AccessWDUN have been radically altered.

That being said, weather permitting on Friday, Region 8-2A will be the first of our seven area regions to open its all-important region schedule. Region 7-3A will begin region play on Monday while Region 8-3A opens next Friday (March 8).

All three Region 8-2A teams will open region play with key doubleheaders. Banks County entertains Union County while Rabun County will play host to Elbert County.

(See below the schedule for Friday and Saturday)

FRIDAY'S BASEBALL SCHEDULE (March 1) 
(All times at 5:55 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Flowery Branch vs. TBA, St. Thomas First Pitch Classic
Buford vs. Providence (at LaGrange), 5 p.m.
Elbert County at Rabun County, DH, 5 p.m.*
Union County at Banks County, DH, 5 p.m.*
Cherokee at Habersham Central
Chestatee at Berkmar
Commerce at Jackson County
East Hall at Stone Mountain
Jefferson at North Oconee
Riverside Military Academy at East Jackson, 6 p.m.

SATURDAY'S BASEBALL SCHEDULE (March 2)
(First pitch times as noted)

Flowery Branch vs. TBA, St. Thomas First Pitch Classic
Gainesville vs. North Forsyth, 10 a.m.
Buford vs. Mobil Christian (at LaGrange), 12:30 p.m.
Johnson at West Hall, 1 p.m.
North Hall vs. North Forsyth, 1 p.m.
Riverside Military Academy at Towns County, 1 p.m.
Jackson County at Commerce, 1:30 p.m.
Gainesville vs. North Hall, 4 p.m.
Lakeview Academy at White County, 4 p.m.

(* -- denotes region contest)

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