District play started at Warren Central to a max capacity crowd attended by several college coaches and scouts. BGHS and Warren East got the first game and senior pitcher/3rd base Matt Morrison got the ball for BGHS. This was a close game through 5 but BGHS pulled away with an 8-4 win over Warren East.
Second game pits GHS and Warren Central. Can the Dragons beat the Gators 3 straight. The answer is YES. Senior pitcher John Whitaker led the Dragons to victory pushing the Gators out of post season play.
Championship game has BGHS facing Warren Central. BGHS senior pitcher/of Brit Vincent and Warren Central senior pitcher Mitch Webster get the go in what seems to be the game of the season for both clubs. A few infield changes were made for BGHS with disapproval from most fans but these changes worked in BGHS's favor. Warren Central jumped out ahead early on but could not hang on as BGHS proved the naysayers wrong hitting all the way through the lineup leaving Warren Central with the runners up trophy and BGHS clenching their (never been done in the 14th) 4th straight district championship.
All in all this season has been on of heartbreak and triumph for the Purples of BGHS as they have played hard, made mistakes, then again played hard. The future looks bright for these young men as they prepare to step on the field for yet another regional tourney birth.
14th district all tournament team players are: GHS Ben Sowders, Alex McDougal, Dustin Turner, Chris Brown , Warren Central Derrick Alfonso, Eric Moore, Warren East Justin Basil, Joe Grinstead, Brian Upchurch, Shawn Atchley, BGHS Bret Ray, Matt Morrison, Brit Vincent.