Last updated: April 14. 2014 12:22AM - 569 Views
By Kevin Eckleberry keckleberry@civitasmedia.com



C.J. Gallatin approaches third base after hitting a home run against Northside last week. Callaway will play four games this week, beginning with today's game at Sandy Creek.Kevin Eckleberry | Daily News
C.J. Gallatin approaches third base after hitting a home run against Northside last week. Callaway will play four games this week, beginning with today's game at Sandy Creek.Kevin Eckleberry | Daily News
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The Callaway Cavaliers will get plenty of time on the diamond this week.


Beginning with today’s makeup game against Sandy Creek, the Cavaliers will play four games in four days, and three of those games will on the road.


The busy stretch begins with today’s game at Sandy Creek, which is a makeup of a game that was rained out earlier.


On Tuesday, Callaway will host Rockmart in a Region 4-AAA game.


Callaway (13-4 overall) is leading the region standings with a 7-1 record, but Rockmart has been a strong team this season with a 5-3 region record.


Callaway finishes the week with two other region games.


On Wednesday, the Cavaliers will have a makeup game at B.E.S.T. Academy, and they’ll be back on the road on Thursday to face Haralson County.


Haralson County, which is 6-4 in the region, is in a dogfight with Rockmart for the region’s fourth playoff spot.


If Callaway wins all of its region games this week, it would have a chance to wrap up the region championship with a home victory over Central-Carroll on April 21.


Also this week, the LaGrange and Troup baseball teams will continue their quests to make the state playoffs with the continuation of their Region 5-AAAA schedules.


LaGrange and Troup are among a logjam of teams sitting at 5-5 in the region.


LaGrange, which is coming off a big 14-7 win over Alexander that snapped a four-game losing streak, will visit Fayette County on Tuesday.


After a home game against Sandy Creek on Thursday, LaGrange will travel to Troup on Friday for a game that will go a long way toward determining who makes it to state, and who’ll be sitting at home when the playoffs begin.


Troup, which beat LaGrange 10-3 in the first meeting would own the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Grangers if it wins Friday’s game.


LaGrange head coach Todd Herrington said his team has to focus on Fayette County before it can worry about Troup.


The Grangers squeaked out a 5-4 victory over Fayette County earlier this season.


“We obviously have another big test on Tuesday,” Herrington said. “Columbus beat them 2-0 (on Friday). It’s a cliche, but it’s true. It’s one game at a time.”


Troup, meanwhile, will look to bounce back from Friday’s heart-breaking loss to Carrollton.


The Tigers took a one-run lead into the bottom of the seventh inning, but the Trojans got a walk-off home run to win 6-5.


Troup now has to turn around and host region-leading Columbus on Tuesday before visiting Fayette County on Thursday.


Troup finishes its week with Friday’s showdown against LaGrange.


THIS WEEK’S GAMES

TODAY

Callaway at Sandy Creek, 5:30 p.m.


TUESDAY

Columbus at Troup, 5:30 p.m.


Rockmart at Callaway, 5:30 p.m.


LaGrange at Fayette County, 5:30 p.m.


WEDNESDAY

Callaway at B.E.S.T. Academy, 5:30 p.m.


THURSDAY

Sandy Creek at LaGrange, 5:30 p.m.


Callaway at Haralson County, 5:30 p.m.


Troup at Fayette County, 5:30 p.m.


FRIDAY

LaGrange at Troup, 5:30 p.m.

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