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Baseball playoff scoreboard: May 7
Buford sweeps, advances
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The Buford baseball team swept a doubleheader at Adairsville on Friday night in the opening round of the state playoffs, 7-6, 8-2.

Buford, the No. 3 seed from Region 6-AA, was led by Dylan Stow, who went 3-for-4 with a bases loaded triple to lead the Wolves to the win over the No. 2 seed from Region 7-AA in Game 1.

Brian Clark went 4-for-4 with an RBI. Troy Herterick earned the win on the mound for Buford.

Eric Eck picked up the save, and then came back onto the mound to throw a complete game in the Wolves’ Game 2 win.

In Game 2, Woody Ciepiela went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and four RBIs to lead Buford. Adam Schrader went 2-for-2 with an RBI for Buford (20-7).

Buford will face the winner of the Fannin County/Pike County matchup in the second round Wednesday.

UNION COUNTY SPLITS DOUBLEHEADER: After losing the first game 2-1, the No. 3 seed from Region 8-AA, Union County, rallied to win its second game with Region 5-AA’s No. 2 seed, Callaway, 12-2 in the opening round of the state playoffs in Hogansville.

Despite giving up only three hits in game one, senior Brady McCarter was credited with the loss on the mound in a game that lasted eight innings.

Chaiz George took the mound in Game 2, striking out 10 in a shortened five-inning game to improve his season record to 7-1.

Also in Game 2, Blake Gowder hit a three-run home run for Union County (19-8). The deciding game will be at 1 p.m. today in Hogansville.

WHITE COUNTY SWEPT IN OPENING ROUND: Despite pitcher Luke Crumley only giving up two hits in Game 1, the Warriors lost 3-0 Friday in Cartersville in the opening round of the state playoffs.

Cartersville’s Adam Clark threw a complete game one-hitter to earn the win.

In Game 2, Crumley hit a solo shot to give White County its only run in the 6-1 loss.

“We just didn’t hit the ball in the first game,” White County coach John Brown said. “(And) we gave up three unearned runs in the fourth inning (of Game 2) because of two big errors.”

“The kids played really well,” Brown said. “We just didn’t get a lot of defensive support (in Game 2).”

With the two losses, White County’s season is complete at 19-8.

The fourth seed from Region 8-A, Lakeview Academy, lost both games of a doubleheader at Walker (No. 1 seed, Region 5-A) on Friday in the first round of the state playoffs.

Jacob Whitenton had the only two hits for Lakeview in Game 1, which it lost 10-0.

In Game 2, Lakeview couldn’t match the Walker offensive explosion and lost 20-12.

Ralston Cash and Taylor Simpson both hit a three-run home runs and Whitenton hit a solo home run in the loss.

With the sweep, Lakeview’s season is complete at 18-9.
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