The Buford High baseball team advanced in the Class AA state playoffs with a second-round sweep of Morgan County, 5-0 and 9-2, on Thursday in Madison.
With the win in the best-of-three series, the Wolves advance to face Pierce County in the state quarterfinals, a rematch of last year’s third round.
The series begins with a doubleheader Tuesday at Gerald McQuaig Field in Buford. The game times are still to be determined.
On Thursday, Georgia Tech signee Sam Clay led Buford, throwing a complete-game shutout in Game 1 with 13 strikeouts. Then in Game 2, it was Austin Upshaw that threw a complete game for the Wolves with five strikeouts and only two walks.
Josh Bryan had two hits and six RBIs, three in each game, for the Wolves, while Joey Bart had a team-high four hits and drove in a pair of runs. Kyler Berrett finished with three hits for Buford, while Brian Malone, Upshaw and Shawn Reynolds each had a pair of hits on the day for the Wolves.
Reynolds added four runs from the leadoff position.