July 8, 2003
Albany- After winning the Independence Day Classic two weeks ago, Albany Post 30 Junior head coach Ty Solis gave his team last week off. Solis was hoping the extra rest would pay off this week as his team prepares to defend their state title in the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association 17 and under tournament.
The Post 30 Junior's have won two of the three tournaments they've entered in this year, and will be one of two teams from Albany in this week's tourney. They'll open up tournament play tomorrow night at the Eames Complex against a team from District Six. Coach Solis says if his team is fortunate enough to win back to back state titles, it will not only mean a lot to the kids but also to the city of Albany.
"If we can carry it one more year, give us last year's victory and this year's victory, I'd feel like we've done Albany a good job. That's what it's all about, representing our parks and rec and our American Legion," Solis said.
"We feel a lot of momentum going 4-0-1 in the last tournament and that's the best we've played all summer as far as defense, offense and pitching all together. We just really came together and hopefully we can keep the momentum going," Pitcher Greg Schmitz said.
The GRPA 17 and under baseball tournament runs Wednesday thru Saturday at the Paul Eames Complex.
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