As of Friday, April 20, 2012
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Albany High A.D. Archie Chatmon
ALBANY — The Albany High baseball team has been hit by the injury bug, as well as dwindling participation, and as a result the school has decided to cancel the remainder of the 2012 baseball season.
“We had four kids get hurt and we don’t have a lot of numbers, so it puts us in a tough situation to even be able to play,” AHS athletic director Archie Chatmon told The Herald Thursday evening. “So we notified the region that we made the call to cancel the rest of the season.”
Chatmon, who has been at Albany for nearly three decades, said he thought the program, which is coached by his brother Charles, was on the verge of a turnaround this season and was disappointed to have to take such a drastic step.
“The numbers have been down the last few years, but we’ve managed to make it through the season,” he said. “And I actually thought we would gain this year, but we didn’t. For the kids, especially the seniors, this hurts.”
Albany (1-15) had one win on the season and was mired in a nine-game losing streak when it opted to begin forfeiting games, which began last Friday against Cook.