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BA wins in extra innings
After leaping for an overthrow, Bulloch Academy second baseman Lanier Oliff looks for a landing spot as Pinewood's Jake Woolard slides safely back to second during the first inning at J.I. Clements Stadium Tuesday.

    Afforded the opportunity to play at J.I. Clements Stadium, the Gators of Bulloch Academy seemed to want to stay on the field all night. Bulloch battled arch rival Pinewood to a 6-6 stalemate through the regulation seven innings before mounting a huge rally to claim a 12-11 victory Tuesday night.


     After watching Pinewood tack on what appeared to be a safe lead in the 13th inning, the Gators made their final stand.


     A hit and two walks loaded the bases for Bulloch Academy and Davis Childs provided the clutch two-run single. With the score knotted at 11-11, Jarvis Williams caught Pinewood off guard by laying down a perfectly place squeeze bunt to finally notch the win for the Gators.


     Pinewood had already wrapped up the region’s top seed for the state playoffs, but the Gators’ come-from-behind win puts a spin on the rest of the standings.

Bulloch ended the regular season tied with Frederica for second place and will now take on the Knights in a one-game playoff.

The winner will claim a No. 2 state seed and will get to host the first round of state tournament competition while the loser will begin its postseason on the road.