Griffin’s game is at 5:30 p.m. while Spalding’s home opener is scheduled for 6 p.m. The forecast calls for a 60 degree day (a little chillier in the evening) with no rain - or snow - in sight.
“We’re in good shape to play our home opener,” said Spalding head coach Mickey Moody, who was taking time to rake the infield. “Our field is ready and we’ll throw nine guys out there to play Upson-Lee.”
Moody said his guys are ready to play against someone besides themselves and that they’ll be fresh.
“It’s basically the first day of the season,” he said. “All we have to do is go out and pitch well and we should be fine. I’m anxious to see what we’ve got.”
Spalding senior shortstop Cameron Scott is also anxious to play.
“The whole team is ready to play someone new. We’re ready to get out there,” Scott said. “We haven’t had much live hitting, so I hope that won’t hurt our bats.”
Senior catcher Travis Lee has been working with the Spalding pitchers, preparing them for the upcoming games. He said the guys have been working on situational plays on offense and defense in between rainouts and snow-outs.
“We’ve been working hard every day, just trying to get better,” Lee said. “We’ve played a lot of intersquad games.”
Griffin (1-1) hasn’t played since an 11-9 home victory over Fayette County on Feb. 25. The Bears' last two games, home against Union Grove and on the road against Northgate, were cancelled due to bad weather.
Griffin Christian was scheduled to play in the Monroe Tournament in Forsyth this week and weather may have complicated things. The Crusaders home opener is scheduled for Tuesday, March 10 against Christian Heritage. Game time is scheduled for 5 p.m.
Faith Christian’s opening game against Bible Baptist was rained out last week. The Lions’ season opener is next Tuesday.