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Royals loses in round one of baseball playoffs for second straight year
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Royals loses in round one of baseball playoffs for second straight year

BCHS looked to adance in the state baseball playoffs for the first time since 2008 when they hosted Toombs County Friday.  But the Bleckley offense would struggle as they were swept at home for a second straight season.

Trailling 3-2 in the bottom of the seventh of game one, Zac Evans' sac fly with one out and the bases loaded tied the score.  Bleckley had runners at second and third with one out in the eighth but couldn't capitalize.  After getting out a bases loaded, no out jam in the ninth, Cal Young walked to lead off the home half.  He stole second but an unsuccessful hit and run ended the threat.

Toombs pitcher James Ethridge broke the tie with a two-out hit in the tenth.  BC left the tying run at third with two outs in the home half and lost 4-3.  Dylan Churchwell went 2 for 3 with 1 RBI.

The Bullodgs, home team in game two, took an early 1-0 lead.  Though the Royals would tie things in the third, they left the bases loaded with one out.  After TCHS went ahead in the fourth, they put the game out of reach with four in the fifth.

Bleckley's season ended 7-1.  Caleb Slaughter, who was unanimously selected by coaches as 4-AA Player of the Year this week, got the team's only hit, a first inning double.  BCHS finishes the season 17-11, 13-2 in 4-AA.

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