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Athlete of the Week: SHS's Robinson up to the test

    When the Statesboro baseball team pulls off a big win, it’s a pretty safe bet that Trey Robinson had something to do with it.
    Robinson was impressive Tuesday evening, shutting down the South Effingham bats and allowing just one earned run and five hits in a 4-3 Blue Devil victory.
    “Everything was just working pretty well,” said Robinson. “I was throwing strikes and getting ahead in counts. Every time they put the ball in play, our defense played great.”
    It has been a struggle throughout much of the season for Statesboro. Inconsistent pitching efforts contributed to the Devils stumbling out of the gate, but Robinson – who is the lone senior on the squad – has led a resurgence as SHS has won both of its last two sub-region games.
    “We just have to be consistent,” said the left hander. “If we pitch to our potential, we can win games.”
    Tuesday’s effort was reminiscent of Robinson’s best game last season in which he stifled then No. 2 ranked Wayne County for an upset win.
    The Mustangs entered Tuesday’s game at the top of the sub-region standings, but Robinson and the Devils weren’t phased.
    “We thought we could have beat them the first time,” said Robinson. “We just need to play like (Tuesday) more often.”