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Lee Co. baseball happy to be home for quarterfinals

May 19, 2008

Leesburg -- Most teams will tell you they don't care who they match-up with in the postseason, just as long as they get to keep playing, but the Lee County baseball team had a clear favorite for the state quarterfinals.

With Salem upsetting East Paulding in the second round, the Trojans were now able to host Tuesday's playoff series, instead of traveling to North Georgia.

Since starting the season 2-6, Lee County has won 19 of it's last 21 games, and head coach Rob Williams says his team is very happy to have another series in Leesburg.

"We may have been more excited then they were when we realized we were going to get to stay at home one more time, instead of going on the road," says Williams.

The Lee County baseball team made it all the way to the GHSA State Final Four last year, but looked like they were going to fall far short of that level at the beginning of this season.

Williams says, "When we were 3-7, who would have thought we'd be in this boat, but to the young men's credit, they just kept working, and never lost faith, and here we are, just two wins away."

Lee County hosts on Salem Tuesday at 5pm, with Game Three Wednesday at 5pm, if necessary.

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