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State final set: It's South vs. Pope
Greyhounds top Brookwood to reach final
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Forsyth County News

South Forsyth will travel to Pope for the state Class AAAAA baseball championship series, a best-of-three format that will begin with a doubleheader at 3 p.m. today.

A third game, if necessary, would be at 6 p.m. Monday.

The second-ranked Greyhounds from Region 6-AAAAA defeated defending champion Brookwood 8-3 in their deciding third game Wednesday night, a contest delayed a day by rain.

Both South and Pope are the top seeds from their respective regions, but the postseason brackets give Pope the home field.

The trip to Cobb County will be the War Eagles first road foray, after spending the first four rounds of the postseason at home.

No. 1-ranked South defeated East Paulding 5-2 on Tuesday to advance to the championship series, the first in school history.

The War Eagles rallied from a 2-1 deficit to take a 4-2 lead in the sixth inning, pushing across three runs on five singles and a sacrifice fly.

In the next inning, South added some insurance on Curtis Parker's solo home run to claim the deciding game in the best-of-three format.

Zach Alvord earned the win after coming on in relief in the second inning. He struck out seven over 5 1/3 innings.

Tuesday, South (30-5) overcame the weather, scheduling and a determined East Paulding squad to earn the school's first championship appearance in baseball.

The teams played at noon, some 16 hours after Game 2 ended, because of South's graduation Tuesday night. The contest was delayed by rain for nearly 30 minutes in the fourth inning.

The teams split a doubleheader Monday at War Eagle Field. Facing elimination, South won the second game 16-5 after East Paulding rallied late to win the first game, 5-3.

It was the first Game 3 of the postseason for South, which had earlier swept Grayson, Harrison and Newnan.