Columbus High Blue Devils Baseball Team Mission

The mission for the baseball team is excellence without arrogance. We define excellence as being the best you can be on and off the field. Excellence is a never-ending commitment to improve on the field in the community and classroom. This kind of success is directly linked to the work done by all the people involved with our program, some of whom have never worn a baseball uniform. Our players know and appreciate that the program goes far beyond the coaches and themselves. This is a tradition and culture that has been engrained in Columbus High for 7 generations. The program has produced 12 State Championships, 8 State runners-up, and 33 Region titles. Over 200 scholarships have been offered and 39 players drafted since 1968. We are most proud of the productive citizens that by-products of the discipline of excellence. The primary reason for CHS success is good athletes, but more importantly they are great people. From the school administration, coaching staff, boosters, friends, parents, and alumni, we have a dedicated team that has set high standards where excellence is not only demanded but expected.

The staff and players would like to say thanks to all our sponsors and we are looking forward to another outstanding season.

-Chad Mathis

Year Won Lost Championship
196716 Bi-City, Region 1-AAA Champions 
196825 Bi-City, 1-AAA, S. Georgia 
196917 Bi-City, Tourn, 1-AAA Region Champions 
197321 Bi-City, Tourn, 2-AAA Champions 
197424 Bi-City, Tourn, 2-AAA Champions 
197522 Bi-City, Tourn, 2-AAA Champions 
197620 Bi-City, Tournament Champions 
198023 2-AAA Southwest Georgia Champions 
198428 Bi-City Tournament & 1984 GHSA State AAA Champions 
198624 10 South Georgia State Runner-Up 
198723 State Runner-Up 
198817 AAA Region Champions 
198921 AAAA Region Champions & Sectional Champions* 
199022 Sub Region Champions 
199125 1991 GHSA AAA State Champions 
199225 1992 GHSA AAA State Champions 
199327 Region & Semi-Final Champions 
199430 1994 GHSA AAA State Champions 
199527 1995 GHSA AAA State Champions 
199630 1996 GHSA AAA State Champions 
199717 12 
199819 12 Region Champions 
199925 10 Region Champions 
200036 2000 GHSA AAA State Champions 
200131 AAAA State Runner-Up** 
200222 11 
200331 AAAA State Runner-Up 
200435 2004 GHSA AAAA State Champions*** 
200532 2005 GHSA AAA State Champions 
200627 11 2AAA Region Champions, State Runner-Up 
200727 2AAA Region Champions, State Runner-Up 
200828 2AAA Region Champions 
200933 2AAA Region Champions, AAA State Runner - Up 
201032 2AAA Region Champions, 2010 GHSA AAA State Champions 
201130 6AAA Region Champions, 2011 GHSA AAA State Champions 
201233 6AAA Region Champions, 2012 GHSA AAA State Champions**** 
201319 11 5AAAA Region Champions 
201519 1AAAAA Region Champions 
201721 13 
202119 14 
202220 13 
202220 10 25-13 Total, Elite 8

* First Team in Columbus to win Region Championship four years in a row ....1986-1989

**This class (from 1998-2001) won Region Championship each year

***USA Today #2 National Ranking

****Final Rankings: ESPN Powerade Fab 50 #2, Baseball America #2, Collegiate Baseball #2, USA Today #15. Coach Howard ESPN High School Coach of the Year.

Year(s) Facts
197424 Straight Wins 
1973-197654 Straight Wins vs Bi-City Teams 
1984AAAA State Champions 
1991AAA State Champions 
1992AAA State Champions 
1991 & 1992Back to Back State Champions 
1994AAA State Champions 
1995AAA State Champions 
1994 & 1995Back to Back State Champions 
1994 & 1995 & 1996Back to Back to Back State Champions 
2000AAA State Champions 
2004AAAA State Champions 
2005AAA State Champions 
2004 & 2005Back to Back State Champions 
2010AAA State Champions 
2011AAA State Champions 
2010 & 2011Back to Back State Champions 
2010 & 2011 & 2012Back to Back to Back State Champions