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BA baseball team advances to state playoffs

    Bulloch Academy pulled out an improbable 7-2 victory over Region 4-AAA foe Augusta Prep on Tuesday in a baseball game that began more than a month ago.
    The amazing win allows the Gators to make the opening round of the GISA Class AAA playoffs as the region's fourth seed. Bulloch will travel to Loganville on May 4-5 for a three-game series with the Loganville Christian Academy Lions, Region 1-AAA's top-seeded team.
    On March 23, the Gators hosted the Cavaliers in a mid-season region contest. The tight 1-0 game was halted in the top of the fifth inning with the Cavs having the bases loaded and no outs. A month later, the Gators' season came down to the resumed game.
    With the bases loaded and no outs, Jarret Humphries came on to pitch and the junior did a masterful job by allowing just one run to score.
    The Gators, who had looked anemic in an 8-2 loss to Trinity Christian School on Monday, came out swinging big sticks in the bottom of the inning, scoring five runs to take a 5-2 lead.
    "It was amazing," BA head coach Dennis Dove said. "They played some inspired ball. Everyone contributed and they all played together. The guys acted like they were having fun."
    In the inning, Humphries, Chris Young, Clayton Rogers, Forrest Spence and Smith Reeves all had hits.
    Bulloch held the Cavs scoreless in the top of the sixth. In the bottom of the inning, Rogers, Spence and Erik Renew had hits as Bulloch pushed across two more runs for a 7-2 lead.
    Humphries got the win for the Gators, pitching three innings, allowing just one hit and striking out four batters.