Banks County is helping Jackson County Comprehensive High School host the inaugural Jackson County Baseball Summer Shootout, starting Thursday and running through Saturday.
Banks County, East Jackson and Commerce are host sites for the weekend, as 20 teams travel to the area to participate.
“This is the first time we've ever hosted a summer tournament, but we believe it's one of the things we needed to do to help get our program where we want it to be,” said JCCHS head baseball coach Tommy Fountain. “We're so excited about the teams coming in and are looking forward to a great weekend.”
“We believe that this thing will grow over the next couple of years and become a staple of summer high school baseball in Northeast Georgia,” Fountain added.
Fountain also thanked Coach Joe Lord from Banks County, Coach Steve Cottrell from Commerce, and Coach Josh Gandy from East Jackson for letting them use their facilities as well during the tournament.
Banks County’s first game in the tournament will be Thursday at 7:30 p.m. as the Leopards take on Oconee County.
Banks is scheduled to face Clarke Central, West Hall and Lumpkin County over the weekend.
For a full printed schedule of the Shootout tournament click here: JC_Shootout_Schedule.pdf