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MHSAA 1A Baseball Playoffs Roundup: Pine Grove hammers West Union in Game Three to advance

The second round of the MHSAA 1A Baseball Playoffs wrapped up Saturday evening, with Pine Grove clinching the eighth and final ticket to the third round.
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The second round of the MHSAA 1A Baseball Playoffs wrapped up Saturday evening, with Pine Grove clinching the eighth and final ticket to the third round. Here's a look at where the 1A playoffs stand moving forward.

Moving on

Pine Grove (24-7), Hamilton (14-13), Biggersville (21-5), Tupelo Christian (19-8), Ethel (17-11), Resurrection (23-4), Stringer (19-10), Richton (15-14)

Done for the year

West Union (17-12), Baldwyn (16-11), Hickory Flat (17-11), Vardaman (7-16), Sebastopol (18-6), Simmons (NA), Sacred Heart (17-10), McEvans (NA)

Full second-round results

2A North

Pine Grove 2, West Union 0
Game One: West Union 5, Pine Grove 3
Game Two: Pine Grove 11, West Union 7
Game Two: Pine Grove 11, West Union 1

Hamilton 2, Baldwyn 0
Game One: Hamilton 10, Baldwyn 4
Game Two: Hamilton 12, Baldwyn 1 (6 innings)

Biggersville 2, Hickory Flat 0
Game One: Biggersville 11, Hickory Flat 0
Game Two: Biggersville 2, Hickory Flat 1

Tupelo Christian 2, Vardaman 0
Game One: Tupelo Christian 12, Vardaman 0
Game Two: Tupelo Christian 15, Vardaman 2

2A South

Ethel 2, Sebastopol 0
Game One: Ethel 18, Sebastopol 0
Game Two: Ethel 7, Sebastopol 6

Resurrection 2, Simmons 0
Game One: Resurrection 12, Simmons 2 (5 innings)
Game Two: Resurrection 22, Simmons 0 (3 innings)

Stringer 2, Sacred Heart 0
Game One: Stringer 7, Sacred Heart 1
Game Two: Stringer 11, Sacred Heart 4

Richton 2, McEvans 0
Game One: Richton 21, McEvans 5
Game Two: Richton 15, McEvans 1

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Top performers

Nick Arender, Stringer: He went off in the Red Devils’ 7-1, series-opening win over Sacred Heart, going 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs and pitching seven innings, giving up one earned run on three hits and four walks with seven strikeouts. He also tripled and drove in two runs in the second win Friday night.

Jacob Broome, Richton: Went 4-for-6 at the plate with two home runs and six RBIs in Friday night’s 21-5 win over McEvans. He also pitched a complete game that night, striking out 13 while allowing one earned run on seven hits and three walks. He also doubled and drove in two runs in Friday’s 15-1 win.