Opelika spoils special night for Central baseball - WRBL

Opelika spoils special night for Central baseball

Posted: Updated:
PHENIX CITY, Ala. -

Coming into play on Thursday, the Central Red Devils were 20-3 overall and cruising.

For that, they are the latest WRBL Athletes of the Week.

Despite the sizzling start to the season, the Red Devils know they haven’t accomplished anything yet.

“Our chemistry’s there,” said senior second baseman Tanner Davis. “We’re working hard, every week, just to get better. We haven’t accomplished anything yet. All our goals are still ahead of us.”

The time to start accomplishing things is now, as area play begins.

“We’re rolling, but as far as I’m concerned, we haven’t done anything yet,” said senior shortstop/relief pitcher Blake Johnson. “We’re about to start area play, so that’s what we’re really worried about, getting to Montgomery.”

The number-six Opelika Bulldogs spoiled the area opener, knocking off the Red Devils, 8-6 in eight innings, on a night a former Red Devil legend was honored.

Ron Nelson had his jersey retired, and saw the field renamed to Darnell-Nelson Field.

“We felt like it was time to do that and honor Coach Nelson,” said current head coach Roy Dixon. “You’re talking about someone who’s won 500 games, who’s never had a losing season. When you think about Central baseball, you think about Ron Nelson and all the success he had here as a Red Devil.”

The series with Opelika continues Friday in Opelika.

Jonathan Huskey

Jonathan comes to News 3 from Fort Smith/Fayetteville, Ark., where he anchored weekends and reported during the week on some of the best high school sports in the state. More>>

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Update: Kellogg's plant to close by end of 2015, company responds

    Update: Kellogg's plant to close by end of 2015, company responds

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:11:13 GMT
    The Columbus Kellogg's plant is expected to close by the end of 2015.The Columbus Kellogg's plant is expected to close by the end of 2015.
    The Columbus Kellogg's plant is expected to be shut down by the end of 2015.
    The Columbus Kellogg's plant is expected to be shut down by the end of 2015.
  • 'Faces of Meth' program launched by Sheriff's office

    'Faces of Meth' program launched by Sheriff's office

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:37:35 GMT
    'Faces of Meth' is a project of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.
    'Faces of Meth' is a project of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Special Report: Selling seized guns

    Special Report: Selling seized guns

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:33 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:33:31 GMT
    Instead of destroying them, The Columbus Police Department is selling hundreds of seized guns. Some of the guns were used in crimes, others were found on the road- all of them now headed back to the streets.“The policeman in me says I’d rather not see that gun back on the street, we’ve already gotten a hold of it once, but you’ve got 550 guns- will every one of them be used in a crime? No. Some of them will be sold to someone that will enjoy the use of that gun for the rest of their life and ...
    Instead of destroying them, The Columbus Police Department is selling hundreds of seized guns. Some of the guns were used in crimes, others were found on the road- all of them now headed back to the streets.“The policeman in me says I’d rather not see that gun back on the street, we’ve already gotten a hold of it once, but you’ve got 550 guns- will every one of them be used in a crime? No. Some of them will be sold to someone that will enjoy the use of that gun for the rest of their life and ...
Powered by WorldNow

1350 13th Avenue
Columbus, GA 31901

Telephone: 706.323.3333
Fax: 706.327.6655
Email: news@wrbl.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.