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Schley County going back to state championship

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Schley County proved how sweet, or perhaps how “sweep” it is to be playing for a state championship. They took care of business with a two-game sweep of Telfair County, 6-2 and a whopping 18-1 run-rule victory in game two.

“It's great I mean I don't know how to explain it,” senior Chase Patrick said.

They jumped on them early in both games, scoring three runs in the first inning of game one. It proved to be more than enough, as Will Barry’s outing on the hill kept Telfair in check. He held them scoreless through four innings.

The Trojans made it close in the 5th with a pair of runs, but Schley came right back and added three runs in the bottom of the frame to take a 6-2 lead, and eventually the win in game one.

Game two was a complete blowout. Schley put up 10 runs in the first inning, then followed that up with seven runs in the second. They only allowed one run from Telfair, and won by run-rule in the 3rd, 18-1, to clinch a spot in the state championship for the second time in three years.

“We all just put it together at the same time, it just turned out to be 18-1, we did all the little things right,” senior Will Barry said.

“Didn't see that coming,” head coach Chuck Cheek said. “They're a quality baseball team and we just played really well today.”

Schley now waits to see who their opponent will be. Gordon Lee and Charlton County are the only teams left on the opposite side of the bracket, and they split the first two games of a double header.

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