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Cook baseball team ready for quarterfinals

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Cook County baseball team will hit the road Tuesday and put a 26-2 record on the line.

The Hornets play at Pike County in the quarterfinals of the AA state playoffs. With a win in the series the Hornets would advance to the semifinals for a third straight year. Cook coach Bob Owsley says Pike County presents many challenges and getting back to the final four won't be an easy task.

"Their strength is their hitting, they've got good team speed. They like to play a lot of small ball as well and take chances on the bases so it's going to be a challenge for us" said Owsley.  

Cook senior pitcher DJ Johnson will start game one.

"I've seen some pretty good hitters and faced some of the best competition in the nation so I'll be able to deal with them too" said Johnson.

Senior pitcher Kaleb Cowart is a potential first round pick in the upcoming Major League draft but wants to focus on the task at hand.

 "I feel like we can do it all the way this year and go all the way and this is just another stepping stone to a state championship" said Cowart.

Cook and Pike County play two games tomorrow in the best of 3 series. If necessary game 3 will be played on Wednesday.

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