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Hounds win three, drop two to open season
by Chuck Thompson
Mar 07, 2013 | 919 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Shortstop Landon Vaughn forces Zach Sims (14) at second as he turns a double play during last Saturday’s victory over North Oconee.
Shortstop Landon Vaughn forces Zach Sims (14) at second as he turns a double play during last Saturday’s victory over North Oconee.
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Walker Juhan scores for the Greyhounds on a wild pitch during the fifth inning of last Saturday’s home opener against North Oconee.
Walker Juhan scores for the Greyhounds on a wild pitch during the fifth inning of last Saturday’s home opener against North Oconee.
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The Greyhounds got off to a good, if cold, start to the season last week, winning three of their first four games.

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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