Sunday April 21st, 2024 10:10AM

Baseball: Regions 8-6A, 8-4A highlight key action around the area

By Jeff Hart Sports Reporter

With most of northeast Georgia on Spring Break beginning Monday, it's a limited schedule on the diamond. However, Regions 8-6A and 8-4A each will have some huge series as the races for the playoffs are steaming toward the finish.

In Region 8-4A North, Cherokee Bluff, ranked second in Class 4A, and seventh-ranked North Hall will open a three-game series at Lynn Cottrell Field. The Bears (16-4, 4-2 Region 8-4A North) are coming off a series loss to East Forsyth while North Hall (10-10, 5-1 Region 8-4A North) swept Chestatee last week to take over first place in the subregion. The series winner in this one will leave with first place in hand.

Meanwhile, East Forsyth (14-6, 5-4 Region 8-4A North) travels to East Hall (2-17, 0-6 Region 8-4A North) trying to stay in third place in the subregion in the Broncos final subregion series of the season.

In Region 8-6A, three teams are still within one game of first place. North Forsyth (14-7, 8-2 Region 8-6A) and Apalachee (12-10, 8-2 Region 8-6A) are tied for first place with Habersham Central (15-4, 7-3 Region 8-6A) right behind. All three are in action on Monday.

Habersham Central travels to Apalachee while North Forsyth plays host to Lanier (8-13, 4-6 Region 8-6A), who is locked in a battle for fourth place with Gainesville (8-11, 5-7 Region 8-6A). The Red Elephants are off until Friday.

And the top two tesms in Region 7-3A will open a huge three-game series on Monday when Pickens No. 2-ranked Pickens (18-3, 11-1 Region 7-3A) travel to Dawson County (14-6, 8-4 Region 7-3A). The Tigers can take over first place with a sweep of the Dragons this week.

(See the entire schedule for Monday below:)

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL SCHEDULE Monday, April 1
(All games start at 5:55 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Buford at Grayson, 4 p.m.
Cherokee Bluff at North Hall* 
East Forsyth at East Hall* 
Habersham Central at Apalachee*
Jackson County at Shiloh*
Lanier at North Forsyth*
Pickens at Dawson County* 

(* -- denotes region contest)

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