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Mustangs rally, keep playoff hopes alive
South Effingham's Dylan Wallace scores in the third inning of Thursday's opener on a sacrifice fly by Jayce Warren. Central catcher Tyler Carter awaits the throw from the outfield. - photo by Mark Lastinger/staff

GUYTON -- There's that word again.

Coach Johnny DeRing's South Effingham Mustangs proved to be "resilient" during the opening round of the Class AAAAA baseball playoffs Thursday.

After getting handled 8-4 in the opener of the best-of-three series against Thomas County Central, they rebounded to win the nightcap 5-3.

The winner of the series will be decided in Friday's 3 p.m. game.

Jakob Valleroy got the win on the mound, allowing two runs on six hits with four strikeouts.

Caleb Radcliffe led South Effingham at the plate with two hits.

See the May 2 edition of the Effingham Herald for details.