But they squandered a big lead at West Laurens on Monday to fall 8-7 in extra innings to drop to 3-2 on the season.
Still, coach Barry Veal said he is happy with the way his team has performed to start the season.
“We’re playing hard. For the most part, we’re getting good pitching. We’re running the bases extremely well. We just have to start hitting better, and I think we will as we get a few more games in,” Veal said.
“When you start 3-0 you would like to be better than 3-2, but still I’m happy with the first week. We’re scrappy and tend to rally. Someone new is coming through for us each game. The pitching has kept us in games, and we’ll get better hitting.”
After their opener with Luella was rained out last Monday (it has been rescheduled for March 27), the Hounds won road games 9-0 at Jackson on Thursday and 14-3 at Upson-Lee on Friday before splitting a pair of games at home on Saturday, downing North Oconee 6-5 and losing to Tift County 13-5.
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