The Appling Pirates (27-1 overall, 16-0 Region 2AA) took on the visiting Thomasville Bulldogs (14-12, 7-5 Region 1AA) in the first round “best of three” series of the GHSA class AA playoffs on Friday afternoon, May 4. The Pirates were victorious in the two games played on Friday by the scores of 12-2 in the first game and 4-1 in the second contest of the day. The Pirates will now advance to the second round to face the Coosa Eagles (17-6, 10-3) of Rome, the number two seed from Region 7AA, in a doubleheader on Wednesday, May 9 with the first game starting at 4:00 p.m. The second game will start 30 minutes after the conclusion of game one.
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Pictured is Pirate Dylan Hutchinson speaking to Pirate Assistant Coach Tyler Cason at first base during the first round of the State AA Playoffs against Thomasville