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Troup Captures No. 2 State Ranking, Cavaliers are 4th in Class AA

Troup Captures No. 2 State Ranking, Cavaliers are 4th in Class AA

Chris Fernsler

Sports Editor

It doesn’t take Tanner Glisson very long to catch on.

In his first season as the Troup High head baseball coach this spring, Glisson and the Tigers are off to a blazing 16-2 start. Troup High is also ranked second in the state this week in Class AAAA.

The Tigers swept Columbus High, 8-2 and 5-2, in a pair of recent region games. Troup High also beat Heard County, 5-0.

Glisson and the THS boys also scored 28 runs in two wins against Columbus Hardaway. The Tigers steamrolled the Hawks, 11-1 and 17-0.

Troup High is beginning to look like an elite baseball program again, thanks to Glisson and his talented crew. The Top 5 teams in the state in Class AAAA include North Oconee (17-1), Troup High (16-2), Atlanta Marist (13-5), Flowery Branch (12-3) and West Laurens (10-1).

LaGrange High is also ranked 15th in the state in 4-A baseball. The Grangers are rounding into shape with a 10-6 overall record and a 5-1 region mark.

The Grangers have shut out Columbus Kendrick twice this season by scores of 22-0 and 24-0. LaGrange High also swept the Shaw Raiders, 6-0 and 11-2.

Callaway High is state ranked, too. The Cavaliers and head coach Dusty Hubbard are ranked fourth in the state in Class AA.

There are few teams better than CHS. The Cavaliers are 11-4 on the season and 3-1 in Region 5-AA. Callaway High has speed and skills.

And along with Troup High and the Grangers, there are three local baseball teams that are state ranked this week. And that includes Callaway High.

“There’s a lot of quality here. A lot of our kids play travel ball. We have some good arms and veteran guys. We work hard every day,” said Hubbard.

And according to the Cavalier field boss, “We have some good coaches (in this county).”

Baseball in LaGrange and Hogansville has never been better. There might even be a state champion in the bunch this year.

Dusty Hubbard hopes so.

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