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After wins Sunday for 2-0 start, GSW baseball stays focused on Valdosta St.

Photo by Danny Aller

Photo by Danny Aller

AMERICUS -- A 19-33 record a year ago wasn't music to coach Bryan McLain's ears.

So far this season. 2-0 sounds a whole lot better.

Georgia Southwestern, which began the season Sunday with a sweep of Barry University, looked to make it 3-0 Tuesday against neighboring powerhouse Valdosta State. But the game was canceled due to threat of severe weather and rescheduled for today at 5 p.m.

The focus for McLain's team, meanwhile, did not change.

"Well, because we've had so much rain all through January (when we were practicing and getting ready for the season), Tuesday was just another day like that we've dealt with," the coach said. "I think we'd have to make a bigger adjustment if we postponed the game and it was going to be in three weeks, instead of (today). The fact we're playing (today) really helps us stay the course."

McLain added he knows it's early, but based on how his team played in fall ball against several strong opponents, he wasn't surprised at the way the Hurricanes started Sunday.

"You never know what you're going to get, but what we got I was pleased with," McLain said.

That includes, but is not limited to, former Southland star Jody Sellars, who struck out five through seven scoreless innings against Barry.

"We're certainly not surprised by Jody -- he's a guy we knew would get to the point he's at now two years ago when he arrived," said McLain of Sellars, who left Southwest Georgia to play at Georgia College & State University before returning to Americus after one season. "Plus, to see him come back from Tommy John surgery in just two years has been incredible. It's great to have him -- and the team -- back at full strength."