This could be the last home series for the Pirates. We need the students there, I think their support got us over the hump after loosing the first game. Bring the horns and the Duck calls! This is history, the first Pirate team to ever make the final four.
Wow so the AA State Baseball Championships barely got a mention in the preview for the Final Four State Championships in the Atlanta Journal and guess what Pike COunty got even less of a mention. Evidently the Journal thinks it is going to be Buford vs Lovett.
Well we will see! GO PIRATES!!!!! I HOPE THE PIRATES SEE THIS SLIGHT!!!!!
Team to beat -- Buford (27-3) has won 11 straight games in pursuit of its first state title in baseball since 1977. Georgia Tech-bound pitchers Josh Heddinger (9-0) and Jake Burnette (7-0) get more headlines, but lefthander Sam Clay struck out 11 in a Game 2 victory against Pierce County last week.
Cinderella -- Lovett has won six state titles since 1990, most recently in 2009, so this is no Cinderella, but the Lions were only third in Region 6, won by Buford.
Worth noting -- Appling County (22-10) and Pike County (28-5), two of five Georgia schools nicknamed the Pirates, have never won state titles, though they are perennial playoff qualifiers.
At Pike County Baseball Game last week and ump removed Vizula from Fans
05/23/11 at 10:10 AM
Well there is no rule against it at Baseball or Football games. the only thing not allowed at high school sporting events outdoors currently are whistles and airhorns. SO bring some noise!!!!!!
Here is a recent discussion with GHSA Director
The idea of vuvuzelas at a high school sporting event are new to Georgia High School Sports Association Executive Director Ralph Swearngin said in an e-mail.
"I can honestly say that these noisemakers have not come up in GHSA discussions," Swearngin said. "I just returned from the NFHS (National Federation of State High School Associations) summer meeting, and they were not mentioned in any discussions."
"Most of the GHSA rules about noisemakers come from NFHS rules on this matter. Generally, we do not restrict artificial noisemakers at outdoor events, except for air horns and whistles - because they may be interpreted as the scoreboard horn or the officials' whistles," Swearngin said.
Vuvuzelas could be interpreted as a similar sound to a scoreboard horn, but Swearngin says their effects remain to be seen.
"I really don't know what impact these noisemakers would have on high school games or to what extent they will catch on with our fans," he noted.
Patterson says other noisemakers have been embraced by many high school sports fans, so why not the vuvuzela?
"I mean, what's really the difference between a cowbell or milk jug filled with beans and a vuvuzela? I don't think a whole lot," he said.
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