Saturday July 24th, 2021 4:21PM

Baseball: Buford, North Hall, Bluff, West Hall host big region matchups

By Jeff Hart Sports Reporter

Several northeast Georgia regions already are proving that it is going to be a dogfight for playoff spots the entire way as region play is heating up.

In Region 8-2A, Banks County and Elbert County are undefeated in region play, both sitting with 4-0 marks heading into some key doubleheaders on Friday. In Rgion 7-3A, Fannin County is just 1-0 but North Hall and Cherokee Bluff both are 3-1 while Greater Atlanta Christian and Dawson County are 2-2. Every team but East Hall is in action Wednesday as they continue three-games series' around the area.

Region 8-3A also is showing its toughness as Morgan County is 4-0 and Jefferson is 3-0 in the early going. Jackson County is 2-2 while East Jackson is 1-3.

In Region 8-A, Prince Avenue is 1-0 while Riverside Military Academy is 1-1 and Towns County is 0-1 so far, with the latter two teams meeting Wednesday in Gainesville. Lakeview Academy gets its region schedule under way on Wednesday traveling to Tallulah Falls.

Region 7-4A gets going on Wednesday as well with Flowery Branch traveling to Marist in a battle of top five teams. West Hall play host White County and Denmark heads to Blessed Trinity. Chestatee does not begin region play until next week.

Region 8-5A opens Wednesday with defending state champion Loganville visiting state runner-up Buford at Geroald McQuaig Field. Region 8-6A does not get started until next week

(See the week's schedule below.)

(All times at 5:55 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Lakeviw Academy at Tallulah Falls, 4:45 p.m.*
Towns County at Riverside Military Academy, 5:30 p.m.*
Chestatee at Gainesville
Dawson County at Cherokee Bluff*
East Hall at Johnson
Flowery Branch at Marist*
Greater Atlanta Christian at North Hall*
Lake Oconee Academy at Commerce
Loganville at Buford*
White County at West Hall*

(All times at 5:55 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Gainesville at North Oconee
Stephens County at Jefferson

(All times at 5:55 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Riverside Military Academy at Hebron Christian, 4:30 p.m.*
Athens Academy at Towns County, 5 p.m.*
Hart County at East Jackson (DH), 5 p.m.*
Jackson County at Franklin County (DH), 5 p.m.*
Lumpkin County at Fannin County (DH), 5 p.m.*
Oglethorpe County at Banks County (DH), 5 p.m.*
Providence Christian at Lakeviw Academy, 5:30 p.m.*
Cherokee Bluff at Dawson County*
Chestatee at Madison County
Commerce at East Hall
Marist at Flowery Branch*
North Hall at Greater Atlanta Christian*
North Oconee at Gainesville
Walnut Grove at Jefferson
West Hall at White County*

(* -- denotes region contest)

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