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Howe's walk-off hit completes Effingham County sweep
Griffin Howe
Griffin Howe - photo by Mark Lastinger/staff

ATLANTA -- Griffin Howe's walk-off, run-scoring single in the bottom of the seventh inning gave Effingham County a 5-4 come-from-behind win over North Atlanta in Game 2, completing a sweep of the best-of-three series in the first round of the Class AAAAAA state baseball tournament.

In the first game, the Rebels, who trailed by four runs early, used seven walks and two hit batsmen to fuel an eight-run seventh inning and claim a wild 13-10 victory.

In the second game, ECHS trailed by three in the sixth inning, but tied the game in the bottom of the sixth and won it in the seventh on Howe's single.

The Rebels advanced to play at Pope High School in a second-round best-of-three series May 3-4.