Scenic City Baseball Classic Opens Wednesday

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - by B.B. Branton

Thirteen prep teams playing at four sites over four days makes for another strong Scenic City Baseball Classic.


Northwest Whitfield and Mt Juliet starts its off at McCallie Wednesday at 6 p.

m. in the only game on the tourney schedule.


Nine more teams are in action Thursday with doubleheaders at McCallie, Baylor and Northwest Whitfield. Boyd-Buchanan hosts doubleheaders Friday and Saturday.


Wednesday, March 12 at McCallie:

6:00 - Northwest Whitfield vs. Mt. Juliet


Thursday, March 13 at McCallie:

5:00 - McCallie vs. Gordon Lee

7:15 - St. Benedict vs. Coahulla Creek


Thursday, March 13 at Baylor:

5:00 - Baylor vs. Mt. Juliet

7:30 - Rabun Gap vs. Station Camp


Thursday, March 13 at Northwest Whitfield (Tunnel Hill, Ga.)

4:00 - Station Camp vs. White Co.

6:30 - Cleveland vs. Northwest Whitfield


Friday, March 14 at Boyd Buchanan

4:00 - Mt. Juliet vs. Boyd Buchanan


Friday, March 14 at McCallie

3:45 - McCallie vs. Station Camp

5:30 - McCallie vs. Northwest Whitfield

7:45 - Cleveland vs. Boyd Buchanan


Friday, March 14 at Baylor

3:45 - Rabun Gap vs. St. Benedict

5:30 - Baylor vs. Coahulla Creek

7:45 - Baylor vs. White County


Saturday, March 15 at McCallie

9:00 - St. Benedict vs. Mt. Juliet

11:15 - St. Benedict vs. Darlington

1:30 - Darlington vs. McCallie

3:45 - Rabun Gap vs. White County

5:30 - White County vs. Coahulla Creek


Saturday, March 15 at Baylor

9:00 - Cleveland vs. Station Camp

11:15 - Northwest Whitfield vs. Rabun Gap

1:30 - Cleveland vs. Baylor


Saturday, March 15 at Boyd Buchanan

2:00 - Boyd Buchanan vs. Coahulla Creek

4:30 - Boyd Buchanan vs. Gordon Lee


Teams To Watch

Gordon Lee - playing two games in the tourney ... 2013 Georgia Class A Public Runners Up ... will bring some outstanding pitching .., Conrad Broom is their ace ... 13-1 last year

2. Northwest Whitfield - The defending region champs from Tunnel Hill have a lot of experience back on this year's team. They are lead by their left-handed ace, Seth Pierce.


3. Mt. Juliet - This team is always tough.


4. Darlington - Final Four participant in last year's Georgia Class A Private state tournament. also playing two games


5. Boyd Buchanan ... opened the season Monday with a 13-5 win against CCS ... Jim Cardwell and Colby Morgan led with three hits

6. Baylor - Sr Taylor Maxey ... Tenn. Tech signee ... centerfielder for the fourth year ... also pitches in relief - he's Baylor's best pitcher


Junior Hunter Holland (SS) ... played 2B last two years.


Sr. Catcher Blake Layne


Starting pitchers -Sr. Andrew Belcher, Hunter Holland, and freshman Gavin Roberson.

7. McCallie - .Christian Burnett - Sr - Catcher, good leader, loves the game and it shows when he plays

Winston Whitener - Sr - P/1B - Lee University signee, live arm, great size

John Hennen - Sr - 2B - talented player, hits No.2 in the lineup ... good arm

Elliott Dockery - Sr - P - is 1-0 this season

Spencer Morgan - Sr - INF/OF - Good speed and instincts

Tyler Payne - Jr - SS/P - team's best all around player ... great base runner ...

Tyson Buchanan - OF - Best outfielder on team, grinder, fierce competitor

Matthew Brock - 3B/P -.

Drew Vaughn - OF/P -

Quinn Smith - 3B/C - Promising prospect behind the plate and with the stick. Has hit four home runs in pre-season scrimmages.

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