South Forsyth fell in two games Saturday to Pope for the state Class AAAAA high school baseball title.
The champion Greyhounds from Cobb County won Game 2 of a doubleheader 7-3 after blanking South 3-0 in the opener of the best-of-three series.
The sweep brings to a close the most successful baseball season in the history of South (30-7), which was making its first-ever appearance in the state final.
The War Eagles won the Region 7-AAAAA title and swept their first three postseason opponents -- Grayson, Harrison and Newnan -- en route to the semifinals.
It took three games, but South then bested East Paulding to advance to Saturday‘s showdown.
South was the top-ranked team in the state entering the series, its first road test of the postseason, with Pope at No. 2.
For complete coverage of Saturday’s final, see the next edition of the Forsyth County News.