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Stephenson holds top spot in region
by Maurice Dixon
April 08, 2014 04:07 PM | 2292 views | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Staff / Katherine Frye<br>From left, Stephenson baseball players Bryan and Ryan Betts of the 17-3 Jaguars, who are in first place in Region 6-AAAAA.
Staff / Katherine Frye
From left, Stephenson baseball players Bryan and Ryan Betts of the 17-3 Jaguars, who are in first place in Region 6-AAAAA.
While Marist is the lone unbeaten team in DeKalb County, many other teams are in good shape as the 2014 regular season comes to a close.

One of those clubs are the Stephenson Jaguars, who entered spring break with a 17-3 record and 7-1 mark in Region 6-AAAAA which is good enough for first.

Lakeside and Dunwoody are also in good standing but Tucker, Arabia Mountain and M.L. King are right in their rearview mirrors.

Stephenson faces Kell in the Georgia Dugout Tournament on Friday.

Over in Class AAAA with Marist, Redan and Columbia are both playing well despite sharing one-run losses to the War Eagles. The Raiders and Eagles also have identical region records of 7-2 but Redan owns the tiebreaker edge due to a 9-8 win on March 26.

“I love the big games like Marist and Redan,” Columbia junior Jalen Atterbury said. “I love playing in big games because I like the pressure on my bat.”

Junior James Nelson leads the Raiders with a .404 batting average and 26 RBI. Seniors Miles Fore and Daren Osby have 18 and 17 RBI, respectively. On the mound, Osby is 6-0 with a 1.44 ERA and 39 strikeouts. Senior Corderias Dorsey has a 2.08 ERA and leads the staff with 56 strikeouts.

Redan gets back on the field Saturday at home against Mundy’s Mill, while Columbia returns to action at Tucker the same day.

Since their setback to Redan, the Eagles have won each of their last four games in convincing fashion.

“We just play every game like it is our last,” said Atterbury prior to the Eagles’ 15-0 rout of Banneker last Friday.

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