Senior night was going as planned for the Statesboro baseball team until two unearned runs in the seventh inning cost the Blue Devils a 4-3 setback against Calvary Day in their regular season finale Tuesday night at Mill Creek Regional Park.
The Devils carried a 3-2 lead into the final frame, but Will Stuart took the tough-luck loss after a pair of errors allowed Calvary to rally its way into the lead.
Colin Chance picked up two of the Devils’ six hits on the night and knocked in a run to lead the offense.
Statesboro will try to put the loss behind it as the Region 3-AAAA playoffs get underway later this week.
As the No. 3 seed in its sub-region, Statesboro will travel to Cross Creek for a three-game series beginning with a doubleheader on Thursday.
If necessary, a third game will be played on Friday at Cross Creek, with the winner clinching a spot in the state playoffs.
BA comes back, tops JMA
A comeback and some late-inning drama led Bulloch Academy to a key region win over John Milledge Academy Tuesday.
The Gators (8-4, 4-2 Region 2-AAA) trailed 5-2 entering the seventh inning, but rallied to tie the game.
Bailey Smith took the mound in the top of the seventh and tossed three scoreless innings before Loy Waters lofted a sacrifice fly to score Jarret Humphries in the bottom of the ninth for the 6-5 win.
Bulloch will step outside of region play Thursday as the Gators host Robert Toombs.
Jackets take down SCHS
SYLVANIA — Drew Rushing, Ryan Adams, Keagen Carter and Eli Page combined for a lights-out performance from the mound and the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets topped Screven County, 11-1, Wednesday in six innings.
Carter, Seth Morgan and Corey McCollum each had clutch, two-out RBI hits in the win.
SEB returns to the diamond Friday in a doubleheader against Savannah High in Brooklet.
SEHS tops Blue Devils
The Statesboro Blue Devils shot 331 on Tuesday at Forest Heights Country Club to take second in a three-team match against South Effingham and Effingham County.
Soputh Effingham shot 305 for the win.
Statesboro was led by Clay Cribbs (79), Cameron Shields (79), Trevor Daily (84) and Sarah Jane Bowers (89).
Screven wins a blowout
SYLVANIA — The Screven County Lady Gamecocks (10-5, 8-3 Region 3-AA) dominated Johnson Magnet with a 10-0 win Tuesday at home.
Six different players scored, led by Hannah Jones, who netted four.
Dana Kemp had two goals and an assist, and Lindsey Thomas added a goal and two assists.
GSU women open SoCon tourney play
Georgia Southern women's tennis is headed to the Southern Conference Tournament as the No. 7 seed and will face No. 10 Wofford in a 1 p.m. matchup today at the Burlington Tennis Center in Elon, N.C.
The Eagles (9-11, 4-6 SoCon) are taking a two match win streak into
GSU men to face The Citadel
Georgia Southern men's tennis earned the No. 6 seed for the 2013 SoCon Tournament and will face No. 11 The Citadel in a first round, 1 p.m. match-up at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center on Thursday in Elon, N.C.
The Eagles (10-8, 6-4 SoCon) are looking to continue the momentum of the month of April that included wins against the tournament's top seeds No. 1 Elon and No. 2 Samford.
SBCPRD hosting MLB youth event
Statesboro Bulloch County Parks and Recreation will host a free Major League BaseballPitch, Hit and Run Competition for area youth, which began on Wednesday and ends today, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Mill Creek Park Field 6.
This is a drop in competition so children ages 7 to 14 can come at any time.
All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and have their parent or guardian fill out a registration/waiver form prior to the start of the competition.
For more information, please visit www.bullochrec.com or call (912) 764-5637.
Gamecocks lead after day one
DUBLIN — The Screven County Lady Gamecocks took a 24.5 lead after day one at the Region 3-AA track meet Wednesday in Dublin.
The boys are in third after the field events.
Winners for the Lady Gamecocks were Kaitlyn Skinner (discus), Ralaya Evans (lung jump) and KB Scruggs (1600-meters).
Bryce Johnson (discus) was the boys' first-place finisher.
Also qualifying for sectionals were Evans (2nd — triple jump), Jessica Atkins (2nd — shotput), Kadijah Barnes (4th — discus), Aaliyah Tyler (4th — triple jump), Danielle Carter (4th — shot put), Zachary Durrence (2nd — pole vault), Tyler Williams (2nd — triple jump), Rashad Hughley (3rd — pole vault) and Antone Bunbury (3rd — triple jump).
The region meet concludes today in Dublin.
SBCPRD youth soccer scores
In U-10 Soccer, The Nevil Tire Whitecaps were defeated by the Dairy Queen Freeze, 7-1. Avalanche beat the Impact 2-0. The Thompson Pool Sidewinders beat the Y-Delta Storm 6-0, and the Assault beat the Outlaws 3-2.
In U-12 Soccer, The New Covenant Church Union was defeated by Earthquakes 4-1.
The Galactic Comics and Games Sounders beat the Blazers with a score of 3-1.
To see updated standings, please visit www.bullochrec.com.
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