ALBANY, GA (WALB) - As basketball season is getting ready to head into playoff season, baseball is getting set to take over South Georgia.
The Albany State Golden Rams are finishing up their last practice today, before hitting the field for their first regular season game of the season.
Last year was a good one for the ASU team, as they finished the 2018 season, with sweeping the SIAC tournament, and making an appearance in the NCAA South Region tournament.
Scot Hemmings and his boys know last year was something special, but expect this year to surpass last season.
“I really expect a lot less coaching on my end and a lot more playing on their end," said Hemmings. "I think they’re developed. I think they’re committed. I told them the other day, this senior class has been one of the best classes I’ve ever had as far as leadership. I’m really expecting a disciplined brand of baseball, and I told them the other day that our goal was to get back into that regional and be more competitive on a national level.”
The ASU Rams will face off against Young Harris in a three game home series, starting tomorrow at 6 P.M.
But the Boys aren't the only ones getting ready for their first game of the season.
The Lady Rams are getting set for the Georgia College tournament this weekend.
Last years SIAC title was capped off by an amazing undefeated conference record of 19-0.
Just as the baseball team, the Lady Rams made their debut in the NCAA South Region Tournament.
Newly named head coach Harley Roller said they lost some great players this past season, but this team is one you can’t miss out on.
“You know, we’re excited," said Roller. "Coming off a great year last year. Lots of high expectations for the team this year. Really we’re just focused on playing ASU Softball. Taking it one game at a time, one play at a time. Keeping it simple. ASU Softball’s what got us where we were last year and the intention is to do what we did last year and get right back where we were.”
The Lady Rams tkae the field Saturday against Young Harris College on Saturday at 3 P.M.