Newton’s Shawn Guckenberger takes off for first base during a game against Morrow High School in March. Newton, Rockdale and Alcovy High School will begin their playoff games in Class AAAAAA starting today. Newton will host a double-header at 4 p.m. against McEachern High School, while Alcovy will start the tournament at Kennesaw Mountain High School with Rockdale playing North Cobb. In Class AAAAAA, Heritage will travel to Stephenson. All games will be the best of three series. For more on high school baseball playoffs, see today’s Sports section. (Staff photo: Manny Fils)

Newton’s Shawn Guckenberger takes off for first base during a game against Morrow High School in March. Newton, Rockdale and Alcovy High School will begin their playoff games in Class AAAAAA starting today. Newton will host a double-header at 4 p.m. against McEachern High School, while Alcovy will start the tournament at Kennesaw Mountain High School with Rockdale playing North Cobb. In Class AAAAAA, Heritage will travel to Stephenson. All games will be the best of three series. For more on high school baseball playoffs, see today’s Sports section. (Staff photo: Manny Fils)

Newton’s Shawn Guckenberger takes off for first base during a game against Morrow High School in March. Newton, Rockdale and Alcovy High School will begin their playoff games in Class AAAAAA starting today. Newton will host a double-header at 4 p.m. against McEachern High School, while Alcovy will start the tournament at Kennesaw Mountain High School with Rockdale playing North Cobb. In Class AAAAAA, Heritage will travel to Stephenson. All games will be the best of three series. For more on high school baseball playoffs, see today’s Sports section. (Staff photo: Manny Fils)

From staff reports