Thomasville Times Enterprise

Local Sports

March 19, 2014

Central shutout at Lee County; remains winless in region


They seem to be right on the cusp, but can’t quite get over the hurdle.

Thomas County Central dropped its fifth region game of the season in Wednesday’s 5-0 loss to Lee County.

The Jackets remained relevant all the way to the final stages before allowing three runs in the sixth inning – all scored with two outs.

“That’s how you win ballgames,” Central coach Chad Parkerson said. “I’m ready for us to start getting some two out hits.”

Timeliness seems to be Central’s problem. The Jackets, after all, entered Wednesday’s tilt with a .313 team batting average – well over the mark this time a year ago.

Parkerson said that most cases yield from a matter of circumstance, and that he doesn’t plan to change his coaching repertoire midseason.

“The approach shouldn’t change,” he said. “Our guys are playing hard; it’s just for some reason not going our way.”

Central (4-7, 0-5) will return to the practice field on Thursday to prepare for its first region doubleheader of the season on Friday against visiting Northside-Columbus.

Parkerson said that stamina and longevity will not be an issue “because these guys have been here before.”

“Our region is so spread out, so we have to play a few doubleheaders for travel reasons. It’s the playoff format, too.”

Parkerson added that he’s not given up hope for the chance at a region title this year.

“We’ve dug ourselves in a hole – there’s no doubt about that,” he said. “We need to find a way to scratch out a few wins and get into the playoffs somehow.

Text Only
Local Sports
Business Marquee
House Ads
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Raw: Israel Bombs Multiple Targets in Gaza Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment Raw: Cargo Craft Undocks From Space Station Widow: Jury Sent Big Tobacco a $23B Message New Orleans Plans to Recycle Cigarette Butts UN Security Council Calls for MH 17 Crash Probe Obama Bestows Medal of Honor on NH Veteran Texas Sending National Guard Troops to Border Hopkins to Pay $190M After Pelvic Exams Taped Foxx Cites Washington 'Circus Mirror' NASA Ceremony Honors Moon Walker Neil Armstrong Obama Voices Concern About Casualties in Mideast Diplomacy Intensifies Amid Mounting Gaza Toll AP Exclusive: American Beaten in Israel Speaks Obama Protects Gay, Transgender Workers Raw: Gaza Rescuers Search Rubble for Survivors Raw: International Team Inspects MH17 Bodies Raw: 25 Family Members Killed in Gaza Airstrike US Teen Beaten in Mideast Talks About Ordeal 'Weird Al' Is Wowed by Album's Success
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter

Do you believe Israel's invasion of Gaza is justified?

     View Results
Smoky Day in Thomasville
Project IMPACT 2011
SCBC Harry Potter Themed Blood Drive
TOSAC Rehearses "High School Musical"