Houston County Sweeps Lassiter For 2021 GHSA 6A Baseball Title
On Wednesday, the Houston County Bears faced the Lassiter Trojans in the Georgia High School Association Class 6A state championship game, the final best of three series of the baseball season and the final sporting contest of the GHSA 2020-201 season. The Bears would open up the series escaping with a 2-1 win in Game 1 after taking the lead in the bottom of the sixth inning.
In Game 2, Houston Co. would waste no time jumping out on Lassiter as they would score four runs in the top of the first inning to open up the game with a 4-0 lead. From there, both teams would get solid pitching and defensive play, but unfortunately for the Trojans, despite seven hits on the night, their bats would not heat enough to drive in any runs as they would fall to the Bears 4-0. With the win, Houston County would sweep the series to win the 2021 GHSA 6A championship, their first since 2016.
Following the game, Houston Co. head coach, Matt Hopkins, said he had to remind his players to “keep the focus on what matters,” as they prepared for Wednesday’s match up with Lassiter. “I think we kind of got stuck on wins and losses in the middle of the season and not putting glory where it’s supposed to be, and that’s God,” Hopkins said. He continued, “I told the guys, that’s my purpose, to be a man and hopefully lead men and make men. They’ve just done a fantastic job.” Hopkins added that he felt this group may be the closet group that he has coached and that the love and care his players has for one another was definitely a factor in them pulling together and through for their Wednesday night victories.