Off the bat, it appeared Josh Baggett had engineered a grand send-off for Greenbrier on Friday.
But the sixth-inning shot one-hopped the outfield fence. It wasn't a grand slam, but the first run to score gave Greenbrier an 11-1 win against Harlem via the mercy rule.
The Wolfpack completed a season sweep of the Bulldogs while beating them by 10 runs for the second time.
"We were hoping we could have finished that seventh inning," Greenbrier coach Rodney Holder said.
His Wolfpack team has made a habit of finishing games before all seven innings have played out. The first time the teams met, the Bulldogs ceded 10-0 after five innings, the minimum amount of play needed to employ the 10-run rule.
"Harlem's getting better," Holder said. "A couple of plays either way in that game -- I thought the umpire might have helped us out. His zone changed a little bit and we wound up getting singles and doubles when we might should have been out."
The Wolfpack entered the bottom of the sixth needing one run to end it. Greenbrier loaded the bases and Baggett got a fat fastball to deliver the game-winning hit.
"It was a typical 3-0 pitch," Baggett said. "He was trying to throw a strike."
Harlem's lone run came on a solo home run from Trey Crain in the top of the third inning.
Lions lose three
Augusta Christian dropped three games last weekend to fall to 3-6.
The defending three-time SCISA Class AAA state champions lost to Heathwood Hall 7-6 on Friday. During a round-robin event in Lexington, S.C., on Saturday, the Lions lost to Lexington 8-7 and then were beat 9-6 by Laurens (S.C.) High School.
Augusta Christian (3-6, 2-1 SCISA 3-AAA) led both of Saturday's games.
"We've played well enough to be 9-0," Lions coach Craig Johnson said. "We give it away because of errors and dumb mistakes."
Harlem 4, Lakeside 3
Greenbrier 5, South Effingham 3
Burke County 12, Evans 2
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