Shaw advances in playoffs

A game-winning two-run hit propelled Shaw to a 10-8 victory in Game 3 of the Class AAAA state semifinals Saturday.

The win in the best-of-three series advanced the Raiders to the state championshiop series for the second consecutive season. Their upcoming protagonists, Marist, won the right to compete after defeating Greenbrier 11-0 today.

The next face-off date is yet-to-be-determined. The games could be held at Golden Park or Columbus State's Ragsdale Field since Shaw will be the host team.

Shaw's best offensive play of the season came during the series with 25 runs on 24 hits and 11 homers

The Raiders' top seven hitters in their lineup on Saturday -- Justin Newman, Masters, Jose Hernandez, John Brigman, Jason Good, Rutherford and McCall -- had at least one homer in the series.


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