Bears and Warhawks continue in elite eight playoffs

Baseball teams from Houston County High and Veterans High will continue their quests for baseball state championships with best-of-three series beginning on Wednesday.

Number one seeded Veterans will enjoy home field advantage as they host Flowery Branch, Region 8-AAAAA, (20-16, 8-4). The Falcons, a three seed, advanced by defeating number one seeded Arabia Mountain in the second round and number two seeded Villa Rica in the first round. The doubleheader contest between Veterans and Flowery Branch begins at 4 p.m. Wednesday, with the “if needed” game to be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday.  Click here for full AAAAA bracket.

After a road sweep of Heritage (Conyers) last week, Houston County will travel to battle a familiar playoff foe, Pope High School (28-6, 14-2).  The Bears were swept by the Greyhounds last year (10-0, 11-2) in the second round. Pope went on to win the 2017 State Championship by defeating Houston region foe Lee County in the final. Doubleheader game time for Wednesday  is 4:30 p.m., with an “if needed” game scheduled for Thursday at 6 p.m.  Click here for full AAAAAA bracket.

All games for both series will be broadcast live on Sportsmic. Follow the links at the bottom of the page to download the free Sportsmic app.  Desktop listen live links are below:

Veterans Broadcast

HOCO Broadcast