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Griffins rally past Knights to take second place in 3-AA
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In a game in which second place in Region 3-AA was hanging in the balance, Fairfield Central answered Tyler Bowers’ two-run blast in the top of the sixth by pushing across the tying and winning runs in the home portion of the inning to take a 3-2 win over visiting North Central.The Tuesday night contest in Winnsboro clicked along, with a final playing time of 80 minutes, as the host Griffins secured a first round AA state playoff home game with a 7-3 league ledger.The Knights, who travel to Buford for tonight’s non-conference 5 p.m. doubleheader, closed out 3-AA play at 5-5. NC will travel to meet either Buford or Indian Land in next Thursday’s state tourney opener.Tuesday’s loss was the third one-run setback of the region season for Robbie Cash’s troops and second to Fairfield Central. Instead of hiding behind the ‘coulda, woulda, shoulda’ defense, the NC boss praised his team and their effort.“Our guys played a very good game,” he said.

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