Calhoun High’s baseball team is swinging for one of the most improbable accomplishments in high school athletics.
Calhoun is 33-0 and will try to complete an undefeated season when it plays at Cook for the Class AA state championship on Monday. Baseball may be the most difficult team sport to complete a season of perfection because one good opposing pitcher can single-handily shut down anyone. Cook is led by pitcher Kaleb Cowart, who has been clocked at 97 mph and will likely be the first Georgia player selected in the MLB draft on June 7.
Gibson is a Calhoun native who has worked in commercial and editorial photography for two years, and always had a passion for baseball.
“Having a family, there was no way I could commit to following any kind of minor -league team,” Gibson said. “I actually had no plans to do my project this season as I have been extremely busy with little free time … Early in February, I spoke with a friend (a mother of one of the Calhoun players) who told me that if I was going to do my project, it had to be done this year. With seven seniors returning from a team that made it to last year’s quarterfinals, this was destined to be a special year.”
YOUR TURN: Will Calhoun will the state championship? And will they be able to do it without losing a game to Cook?