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Baconton Charter pitcher Taber Raley, center, hangs his head as he walks off the mound after walking the first three Turner County batters, followed by giving up a walk-off single that led to a 5-4, extra-inning Baconton loss Monday. The brief outing marked the conclusion of the two teams’ GHSA Class A state playoff opening series that was delayed Saturday by rain and resumed Monday afternoon in Baconton. (

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Absolutely brutal

Baconton’s history-making baseball team was one out — one disputed call at home plate — away from reaching the second round of the state playoffs Saturday, but after rain postpones the outcome of the decisive Game 3 until Monday, it takes Turner County just four minutes to end the Blazers’ dream season.


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