Jackets Win Opener

Most people who know me and my business know that Tuesdays are busy, busy times. That’s the day we put the weekly issue to bed for printing on Wednesday.

I’ve followed the current bunch of Jeff Davis High School baseball players since they first began playing travel ball at the age of 6. This is their senior year and I didn’t want to miss a minute of play of my grandson Braydon and his teammates over the past dozen years.

I made it through six innings last night and I had an hour and a half of work left at the office, so I gave up, left the field and went back to work. At the time, our boys were down 7-6.

Well, we tied it up in the bottom of the seventh and the good wife gave me a call at about 9:30 saying they were still playing in the bottom of the 10th with Garrison Miles on first and Colby Marchant at bat with the score still tied at 7-7.

Seconds later, she called back: Garrison scored on a double (or triple she said) by Colby and the defending Class AA State Champions had opened the season with a come-from-behind, 8-7, 10-inning thriller over Bleckley County.

So, while I missed the excitement, it gave me something to write about in this space so I could finish up this week’s edition and get home for a well-deserved rest.

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