June 4, 2007
Albany -- With 12-1 record, the South Georgia Peanuts are waiting to see if any team in the South Coast League will present them a challenge.
That team could be the Aiken Foxhounds, who are in Albany for a big three game series starting Monday night at the Paul Eames Complex.
The series features not only the first and second place teams in the South Coast League but also the hottest.
While the Peanuts have won 12 of 13 games, Aiken comes to town on a nine game winning streak.
Manager Wally Backman says there's still a lot of games left on the schedule, and he's just happy to see his team in action after a three day break with two rain-outs and a scheduled day off.
"It's not a real big series yet, but at least it gives us a chance to see what they have on that side of the field," says Backmon. "They're the next best team in the league so far, and it'll be exciting to play them."
Outfielder Doc Brooks adds, "It's a big series, but we can't really worry about that. We just got to go out and do the things we've been doing, and do the little things."
Former Tiftarea pitcher Chris Howell will make his first professional start on the mound for the Peanuts Thursday in Macon.
Howell spent the first two weeks of the season on the restricted list recovering from a car accident.