Cherokee Bluff has stretched its second-round series against Greater Atlanta Christian to three games.
In Game 2 Wednesday, the Bears escaped with a 9-6 win to avoid a sweep after dropping the opener 2-1.
With the split, the deciding third game of the series is Thursday in Lilburn.
In Game 2, Caleb Piland had a home run and finished with two RBIs for Cherokee Bluff (20-10). Brody Beal and Caleb Miele each had a double for the Bears.
In Game 1, Dylan Kautz was 3 for 4 for the Bears.