Baseball: Greenbrier, Stephenson heading for Game 3

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Greenbrier, the 2013 Class AAAAA runner-up and arguably the favorite this year, is headed for a win-or-go-home game on Wednesday. The host Wolfpack split with Stephenson on Tuesday, run-ruling the opener 10-0 in five innings before falling 10-7 in the nightcap. As for the other three quarterfinal series, all of them came to a two-game conclusion. Whitewater swept Loganville, Houston County eliminated North Paulding and Gainesville dominated Starr’s Mill twice in a row. … No. 1 seeds Lambert, Milton and Parkview have advanced to the Class AAAAAA semifinals.

Lambert handled Luella, Milton edged Kennesaw Mountain and Parkview overwhelmed Coffee. … In Class AA, Westminster took care of visiting Westside-Augusta 10-0 and 10-2. Nelson Douglas hit a grand slam for the Wildcats in Game 1 to back the pitching of Hunter Davis. In the clincher, Westminster scored three runs in the top of the first inning before Westside-Augusta answered for two right away in the bottom of the first and still had the bases loaded with nobody out. Conrad Cornell got out of the jam with no more damage, however, and pitched scoreless ball the rest of the way. … Despite the Wildcats’ win, there will be no rematch of the 2013 state championship series between Region 6 rivals. That’s because Lovett got swept by host Benedictine via 4-3 and 6-1 decisions. Benedictine forced extra innings in the opener with two runs in the bottom of the seventh and from there the team never looked back. … Wesleyan at Cook and Greater Atlanta Christian at Berrien are both headed for decisive contests on Wednesday. … Blessed Trinity is the only Class AAA team safely through the quarterfinals unscathed. The Titans scored twin 3-2 victories over visiting Central-Carroll. … One semifinal series already booked in Class AAAA is Carrollton vs. Veterans. Carrollton held off visiting Statesboro 5-2 and 7-3, while Veterans came out on top of a low-scoring affair with Lanier by winning 3-2 and 5-0. … In Class A-Public, No. 3 seed Charlton County went on the road to finish off second-seeded Emanuel County Institute 5-0 in Game 3 on Tuesday. Charlton County will host Gordon Lee in the championship series.


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