Cavaliers set for region test

By Kevin Eckleberry

March 19, 2014

The Callaway Cavaliers are hoping to have better luck today.

On Tuesday, Callaway (6-2) went on the road and lost to Westminster 9-0.

The Cavaliers will get back at it today, and the stakes will be a lot higher when they host Chapel Hill in a Region 4-AAA showdown.

Chapel Hill finished first in the region a year ago, and Callaway finished second.

Those two teams figure to fight it out at the top of the region again this season.

“It was good competition for us,” Callaway assistant coach Nick Drescher said of Tuesday’s game. “Westminster is a great program. We’ll see how these guys respond. We’ve got a big game tomorrow.”

Drescher said the Cavaliers had a chance early to get something going, but they were unable to come through with timely hits.

“Three straight innings, we had runners at first and second with less than two outs, and we couldn’t do anything,” Drescher said.

Cody Mimbs got the start for Callaway, and Terry Godwin and Dylan Johnson also pitched.

Senior Nick O’Berry will likely get the start against Chapel Hill.

Also today, Troup will host Heard County in a game that was originally going to be played Monday but was postponed because of rain.

It will be the Tigers’ final tune-up game before they open their Region 5-AAAA schedule on Friday at home against Alexander.

LaGrange is off until Friday when it hosts Shaw in its first Region 5-AAAA game.