Cavaliers host rival Braves
Published 3:30 am Tuesday, March 23, 2021
By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY
The Callaway Cavaliers, coming off Friday’s dramatic, come-from-behind victory over Temple, will continue their Region 5-AA schedule with a home game against the rival Heard County Braves on Tuesday.
Callaway was trailing Temple by a run in the seventh inning when it rallied for two runs to win 3-2, with Bryce Hubbard knocking in the winning run with a base hit.
Hubbard also earned the complete-game victory as Callaway finished off a doubleheader sweep after winning the first game 3-0 behind the pitching of Tucker Starling.
Callaway lost to Temple 5-4 earlier in the week before taking both ends of Friday’s doubleheader to open region play with a 2-1 record.
Callaway will play nine more region games, including three games with Heard County this week.
Callaway will host a single game on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., and they’ll play a doubleheader at Heard County on Friday starting at 4:30 p.m.
“That’s what you try to make sure you do is win series, and if you win every series you win region,” said Callaway head coach Dusty Hubbard.
Callaway had its hands full with an improved Temple that figures to be in the mix for one of the region’s four state-playoff spots.
“It was a good high-school baseball game, and you have to give credit to Temple,” Dusty Hubbard said following Friday’s second game. “Their coach has done an unbelievable job. This is his second year, and they are going to beat some people.”