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Baseball: Previews on first round state playoff series
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Will Patota and a potent Pinecrest Academy lineup hope to make the most of the program's first state playoff appearance since joining the GHSA. - photo by Brian Paglia
Central has the most important ingredient for the state playoffs: a deep pitching staff. The Bulldogs have three college committed starters in Ethan Hankins (5-1, 0.16 ERA, 72 K), Ryan Cox (4-3, 2.68 ERA, 53 K) and Mitchell Gross (1-3, 2.60 ERA, 37 K). If any falter, Davis Smith (3-0, 1.72 ERA) and Alex Andrew (1-1, 2.58 ERA, 4 SV) can stabilize things out of the bullpen.