Adairsville ready to start new streak
by David Royal
Feb 19, 2013 | 594 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Not long after Adairsville missed the state baseball playoffs for the first time in six years, its seniors dedicated themselves to starting a new streak this year.

“Last year we were one game out of playoffs,” head coach Eric Bishop said, “and when all is said and done, we still could have made it if certain things had gone our way.”

He said those things didn't happen and his team learned several baseball lessons.

One thing that stuck out for Adairsville, which finished 10-13 overall and 6-6 in Region 7A-AA, was that it needed just one more region win for that playoff appearance.

Bishop said there were several games the Tigers might have won.

“That's why you have to play your best every night,” Bishop said. “We found out relying on help from others doesn't work.”

He said his seniors are leading the charge to a different outcome this season.

“The seniors are real focused on trying to get into playoffs,” Bishop said. “The job doesn’t get any easier with us moving into a new region with state powers such as Cartersville and Ringgold.”

The Tigers are in Region 5-AAA, whose teams frequently walk away with state championship rings.

That level of competition is hardly foreign to Adairsville, however, because its old region included Calhoun, a state power, too.

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