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Local Roundup: Blue Devils split at WLHS in state playoffs
DEXTER — West Laurens shut out Statesboro in the first game, and the Blue Devils answered right back in the second to force game three in the first round of the GHSA CLass AAAA state playoffs Friday at WLHS. Statesboro (16-12) fell 5-0 in the first game, but Jordan Finch pitched a complete-game shutout with six strikeouts in the second. The Blue Devils got an unearned run to start the scoring in the second inning, and Conner Akins added an RBI single. An RBI fielder's choice by Ben Saunders drove in Colin Chance in the third, and Blakely Brown capped the scoring when he crossed the dish on an RBI single by Jordan Finch.