Critical weeks ahead for Port St. Joe baseball

Austin Clayton

Austin Clayton pitched well but suffered the loss last week against a Mississippi high school.

Phil Coale
Published: Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 09:19 AM.

The next few weeks could be a tipping point for the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School baseball team.

Sporting a record of 5-7 overall and 2-2 in District 2-1A play, the Tiger Sharks play three district games this week, follow with four more games the following week and three the week after that as the schedule heats up.

The Tiger Sharks hosted Bozeman on Tuesday, host Liberty County at 5 p.m. (JV) and 7 p.m. ET tonight and host South Walton at 6 p.m. (varsity only) on Friday.

“This is a big week for us,” said Coach Chuck Gannon. “We still have a ways to go, but we can’t afford to back up too many more games. We have to get in there this week and see how we can do against these other district teams.”

The teams other than Blountstown, that is, which is undefeated on the season and handed Port St. Joe two lopsided losses in the week prior to the Spring Break.

In the week before Spring Break, the Tiger Sharks also fell 6-2 to Altha in a game that was rained out with the teams tied 2-2 on Monday and was continued two days later.

Bryce Godwin was the losing pitcher and the Tiger Sharks managed just a two hits and made several costly errors, Gannon said.

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