Edgewood JV loses in state tourney

Published 9:55am Wednesday, April 16, 2014

After posting a perfect mark during the regular season, the Edgewood junior varsity baseball team received an early exit from the AISA JV Baseball Tournament at Macon-East Academy Saturday.
The Wildcats (17-2) rolled off 16 straight wins to come in to the tourney as the No. 1 seed. Its streak hit 17 with its opening 10-0 victory over Lee-Scott Academy Friday morning.
But Saturday marked the end for EA as it lost to Tuscaloosa Academy 3-2 and Marengo Academy 2-1 to end its season.
“The season went great,” Wildcats JV coach Chad “Rabbit” Mansmann said. “As a whole the team is great and very talented. We were dominated by seventh- and eighth-grade starters.”
Mansmann said he couldn’t put a value on the leadership of ninth-graders Tyler Anderson, Josh Green, Tanner Payton, Caleb Sullivan, Jackson Tate and Maurice Young.
“Not many of those ninth-graders started but were very influential in a leadership role.”
Although this season’s team experienced 17 consecutive wins, Mansmann said he hopes the group learns more from the sudden end to its year.
“When things go their way they can’t be stopped,” he said. “However, sports don’t always go your way. You’ll always face some mountain to climb no matter what sport you play. Just like in life. And hopefully with the late season let down they will respond better in the future, especially returning most of the team next year.”

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