It’s so far, so good for the Apalachee High School baseball team.
The Wildcats (1-0) defeated Central Gwinnett 13-1 Friday on the road to usher in the 2014 season. Tyler Starnes was the winning pitcher working three innings before Cody Glausier sealed the win in the final two frames.
“Defensively, we made all the plays,” said coach Mike Cavey. “Our pitchers limited their walks and kept their pitch count down.”
The game was able to be played despite rainy weather just hours before first pitch.
“We needed to play,” Cavey said. “It was good to get the game in.”
Hayden Hybler, who was the starting center fielder for AHS, was 3-for-3 at the plate. Junior Aaron Corley also had a strong day at the plate.
“We took advantage of some walks and balks,” Cavey said. “The fifth inning alone seemed to take forever.”
The Wildcats were scheduled to play at Archer Monday, but the game has been moved to March 25 due to the state basketball playoffs. AHS will play Central Gwinnett again Monday at 5:30 p.m. and travel to Dacula Thursday, also at 5:30 p.m.
“It was good to get the first game in,” Cavey said. “You always have first game jitters. We were able to play a lot of people and hopefully that will benefit us later in the season.”