August 30, 2007
Albany - Since winning the South Coast League's first half title almost two months ago, the South Georgia Peanuts have been playing the waiting game for the South Coast League's championship series.
The waiting is over now that the regular season ended Wednesday with the Peanuts splitting a doubleheader with Bradenton on the final day of the regular season.
The Juice won game one 5-4 and the Peanuts took game two 8-6 thanks to Tug Gillingham's two run homerun in the bottom of the tenth inning.
Manager Wally Backman had his team go through a light batting practice before game one of the series in Macon.
The players say the relaxed workout will help them relax for the first ever South Coast League championship series.
Something that might help turn the Peanuts luck in Macon where they won just two of nine games.
Catcher Nick Procise said "We just try to push to hard when we are in Macon because everybody says it is a big series. We have just got to let the game come to us and not worry what everybody else is thinking. We just have to play our game."
The South Coast League championship series starts Friday night at 7:05 p.m. in Macon.
Game two is Saturday at 7:10p.m.in Albany.
A third game if needed is Sunday in Albany.