Emerald, B-HP square off with major region implications
Friday, April 25, 2014 12:03 AM
A home game to open the playoffs will be on the line for Emerald and Belton-Honea Path tonight in Belton.
The Vikings square off with the Bears in the Region 1-AAA finale for both teams at 6:30 p.m. The winner can clinch one of the top two seeds in the region and home-field advantage, while the loser is relegated to a three-seed and will have a road trip to open the postseason.
“Definitely playing at home, most teams play better on their home surface, so having that home-field advantage is huge,” Emerald coach Stanley Moss said. “We always seem to play well at our place. We’re definitely looking to try to do that and start things off on the right foot.
“Playing that first game at home makes a difference.”
In the teams’ first matchup this season April 1, Sheldon Reed started for Emerald and dominated B-HP. The junior gave up one run on six hits and struck out 10 Bears as Emerald ran off with a 6-1 win. Matthew Mulkey went 2 for 3 with a triple and three RBIs, while Hamp Fallaw also went 2 for 3 with two runs scored to lead the Viking attack.
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