Originally Posted by Strikeout King
Just throwing some games out there.
Coach Dixon sure is loading up his schedule.
Sayre and Lafayette both in a triangle @ Sayre.
Green County tournament
North Bullitt and Russell County comes to Perry for what is a tournament?
Barbourville and Lynn Camp in a triangle @ Lynn Camp.
other notable games; Johnson Central, Estill County, Paintsville, Letcher, Knott.
Playing teams from different areas doesn't always equal better competition.
Sayre and Russell County didn't even make their regional tournaments last year. Barbourville barely made it in by beating Lynn Camp by one run, and they barely won double digit games with an awful schedule.
You also listed Estill as a notable game along with some other very average to below average teams.
The teams in the Green County tournament are very average and a couple are below average.
North Bullit and Lafayette will be strong this year. Both of them lost a lot of seniors, but they have an even better group coming up. Add Johnson Central with these two teams and basically PCC has three tough games where they wouldn't be favored.
That may be how you prepare to win the 14th region, but nothing beyond that. The 14th has gotten progressively worse over the past several years. It is notorious for being the worst region. So when you know you have to play tgose bad teams every year, and you feel like you have a team that can compete statewide, then your schedule must adjust accordingly.