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Tuesday October 20th, 2020 6:14PM

Region standings: North Hall, Buford ranked No. 1 as region play begins to heat up

By AccessWDUN Staff

Despite rain wreaking havoc with the schedule over the first three weeks of the season, teams have managed to squeeze a few games in between the raindrops, including some important region tilts.

Two area teams are ranked No. 1 through the Georgia Dugout Club's March 7 rankings. Buford sits atop Class 5A with two-time defending state champion and fellow Region 8-5A foe Loganville right behind in second. North Hall holds the top spot for a third straight week in Class 3A.

In Class 4A, Flowery Branch is fourth and is one of four Region 7-4A teams occupying the top five spots. Blessed Trinity sits atop the rankings with Marist at No. 2 and Denmark fifth.

Also in Class 3A, Dawson County and Cherokee Bluff received votes.

In Class 2A, Banks County has joined the rankings at No. 10 with fellow Region 8-2A foe Elbert County sitting sixth. Union County also got a mention.

In Class A-Public, Commerce holds the No. 6 spot while in Class A Private Lakeview Academy sits eighth.

It's too early to see which teams may be the surprise of the season, but region schedules for most northeast Georgia regions will be in full swing in the coming weeks. However, there are several monster series set to begin on Monday that could, in the end, decide top seedings for the playoffs.

North Hall and Greater Atlanta Christian, which dropped out of the rankings this week, will stage a huge three-game series in Region 7-3A beginning on Monday at Lynn Cottrell Field. The Spartans currently sit in first place in the region standings with the Trojans tied for second with Cherokee Bluff. The Bears and Dawson County open a three-game series in Flowery Branch.

In Region 7-4A, Marist and Flowery Branch open a home-and-home series on Wednesday at the Hog Mountain Sports Complex.

In Region 8-2A, Banks County and Union County both hit the road for doubleheaders on Friday.

(Click here for the area baseball schedule for the week of March 9.)

Below are the region standings for northeast Georgia teams:

Prep baseball 2020 Region Standings as of March 9:

Region 8-6A

TEAM REGION OVERALL
Apalachee 0-0 7-2
Winder-Barrow 0-0 10-3
Habersham Central 0-0 5-5
Dacula 0-0 4-6
Lanier 0-0 4-8
Gainesville 0-0 3-7


Region 8-5A

TEAM REGION OVERALL
Buford 0-0 6-1
Walnut Grove 0-0 6-1
Loganville 0-0 7-3
Johnson 0-0 5-6
Clarke Central 0-0 1-7
Cedar Shoals 0-0 0-7

 

Region 7-4A

TEAM REGION OVERALL
Flowery Branch 0-0 10-1
Blessed Trinity 0-0 11-3
Marist 0-0 8-4
Chestatee 0-0 5-5
Denmark 0-0 5-5
White County 0-0 4-5
West Hall 0-0 3-9


Region 7-3A

TEAM REGION OVERALL
GAC 3-0 7-2
North Hall 2-1 10-3
Cherokee Bluff 2-1 7-4
Dawson County 1-2 9-2
East Hall 1-2 4-6
Fannin County 0-0 2-8
Lumpkin County 0-3 5-8

 

Region 8-3A

TEAM REGION OVERALL
Morgan County 2-0 4-7
East Jackson 2-0 3-6
Jefferson 2-0 3-7
Franklin County 0-0 5-5
Monroe Area 0-2 7-2
Hart County 0-2 6-4
Jackson County 0-2 3-7

 

Region 8-2A

TEAM REGION OVERALL
Elbert County 2-0 6-2
Banks County 3-1 8-4
Putnam County 3-1 6-1
Monticello 2-2 3-5
Union County 1-1 4-5
Oglethorpe County 1-1 2-4
Social Circle 0-2 1-6
Rabun County 0-4 0-8


Region 8-A

TEAM DIVISION OVERALL
Prince Avenue 1-0 4-7
George Walton 1-1 3-11
Lakeview Academy 0-0 6-1
Athens Academy 0-0 5-1
Hebron Christian 0-0 8-2
Towns County 0-0 4-1
Commerce 0-0 7-3
Tallulah Falls 0-0 4-2
Providence Christian 0-0 5-4
Riverside Military 0-0 3-8
Athens Christian 0-1 5-5
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