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High school softball: Buford splits with River Ridge in second-round playoff series

Buford struck for three runs in the first inning and held on to win the first game of the second-round Class 6A playoff series against River Ridge 3-0 on Thursday in Buford. In Game 2, River Ridge earned a 5-2 victory. With the split, the deciding third game will be at 5 p.m. in Friday. 

In Game 1, Olivia Duncan threw a five-hit, complete-game shutout. At the plate, Shamya Young was 2 for 3 for the Lady Wolves, while Madison Pickens and Mackenzie Pickens each had a hit with a run. 

In Class 4A, Flowery Branch was swept by Cedartown 8-4 and 11-6.

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