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Blue Devils leave Phoenix in ashes
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Statesboro High's Justin Ricketts scores standing up off a double by teammate Austin Daniels in the fourth inning against New Hampstead Monday.
Following an extended midseason losing streak, Statesboro did itself a favor Monday evening to take another step closer to salvaging the 2017 season. The Blue Devils' 10-0 win over New Hampstead put them two games away from qualifying for the state playoffs. Even at 7-18 on the season and 2-8 in region competition, they can still be one of the four teams Region 2-AAAAA sends to the playoffs — and two more wins against New Hampstead could lock up the No.