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JCHS teams do well in summer shootout
by Chuck Thompson
Jun 19, 2014 | 700 views | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A player is thrown out trying to steal second during a junior varsity game between Jones County’s purple and gold squads during last week’s JC Summer Shootout in Gray.
A player is thrown out trying to steal second during a junior varsity game between Jones County’s purple and gold squads during last week’s JC Summer Shootout in Gray.
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Jones County’s varsity and junior varsity baseball teams performed well in the school’s annual JC Summer Shootout last week.

Outgoing coach Barry Veal reported that the varsity team was undefeated in five games and that the two junior varsity squads also played well, losing only when they faced each other.

“And we got lucky with the weather. We lost only a few innings in a couple of games due to the rain showers that moved through,” he said.

Ten schools participated in the summer tournament, designed to give coaches a chance to see how returning players and youngsters moving up from the junior varsity and middle school programs can perform while they are still in baseball shape from the recently completed seasons.

“We tried to play the tournament and some more games for a couple of weeks after in the past, but the tournament will be it this year,” Veal said. “With so many guys away on vacation or working out with their teams from other sports during the summer, it was hard to have enough to keep playing. But this one week is a good way to see where you are and kind of get an idea of what the younger guys can do.”

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