May 5, 2005
Albany - Darton baseball coach Glenn Eames has been named coach of the year by his fellow baseball coaches in the Georgia Junior College Athletic Association.
The modest Eames downplays the honor which he says should have gone to Young Harris head coach Rick Robinson.
Glenn Eames does deserve credit for guiding to Darton to their best regular season in school history with 32 wins.
One win at the state tournament would set a school record at Darton but the Cavaliers want to continue to rewrite the school record books by winning Darton's first ever state title.
That is a possible with a deep pitching staff led by first team all conference pitcher Craig Pfautz and second team member Brett Butts.
The key for the Cavaliers this weekend in Douglas is giving their pitching staff some run support.
Sophomore shortstop Justin Huff said "We are going to be in every game with that pitching and all it is going to take is a couple of timely hits and we will win this tournament."
Sophomore seconed baseman Nick Phillips said "Our goal I think is five runs every game and our pitchers have only allowed more than that only three or four times this year. So five runs is our goal."
Darton opens up with Georgia Perimeter at 3:30pm Saturday at South Georgia College. The host Tigers play top seed Young Harris at noon and Middle Georgia plays Gordon at 7:00pm Saturday night.
Tickets are $7.00 a day or $18.00 for the tournament which runs through Tuesday.
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