Jacob Wicinski, Correspondent (@JacobWicinskiFS on Twitter)
Lincoln will start their 2018 baseball season in a tournament against Colquitt County High School and potentially Columbus High School on February 24th in Georgia.
Lincoln hopes to maintain their success from last year, as they went 26-6, and went on a 19-game winning streak to end the season and their first state championship, outscoring their opponents in the postseason tournament 21-2 in 5 games.
Overall, last season, Lincoln only lost 2 away games, 3 home games, and 1 neutral site game, while allowing 77 runs and scoring 172 runs in 32 games.
Though, only 9 players from last year’s varsity team will be returning, including Josiah Miller, who led last year’s varsity team in batting average (.370), hits (34), RBIs (28), doubles (9), and Home runs (5), and Dallen Leach, who finished 2nd in batting average (.337), RBIs (21), and Home runs (4), all of which he finished behind Josiah Miller. The pitching staff, however, took a hit, as their two most successful starters in Zach Taylor and Austin Pollock, graduated last year. They combined for a 19-3 win-loss record, 27 appearances and both had below a 2.00 ERA in 2017.
This year’s roster will feature six seniors, nine juniors, and two sophomores, who came straight from the freshman team last year.
After the regular season tournament, Lincoln will play against Lowndes High School on February 27th.