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April 26, 2014

ABS baseball sweeps No. 2 Flame

Trojans advance to 3rd round of AHSAA playoffs

— As the saying goes … to be the best, you have to beat the best. Athens Bible did just that Friday with a pair of wins over No. 2-ranked Shoals Christian.

The second-round playoff sweep avenges a regular season sweep by the Flame in March.

Wright Overton, Tyler Hudson and Andrew Dunaway each had three hits in the 9-7 opening game victory. Carter Corneil batted in four runs and Zach Ivey was on the hill to record four strikeouts.

With Overton on the mound, ABS held on for a 3-2 second-game win to eliminate the home team, which has won three of the last five 1A state championships.

Overton struck out three and allowed just three hits in six innings. Hudson went 2 for 4 with an RBI to lead ABS at the plate.

Athens Bible returns home for a third-round series with Decatur Heritage on Friday.

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