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Rivals ready to battle for state baseball title

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By Robert Hydrick - bio | email

CUTHBERT, GA (WALB) -  Randolph-Southern and Terrell Academy are located less than 15 miles from each other and every sporting contest between the two is must-win for both teams.

The stakes are even higher when the two meet in the GISA Class A state baseball championship series.

The two teams finished tied for the region title but Randolph-Southern got the number one seed by winning a coin toss.

That toss has also earned the Patriots the right to host the championship game.

The tie though will be settled on the field in this best two out of three series.

 Randolph-Southern outfielder Lee White said. "It will finally decide. That is my opinion on it. I think we are both about the same, the same quality team."

Terrell Academy shortstop Jon Brock said. "It will definitely show who is the best team especially in the state championship. I just feel we are the better team."

Randolph-Southern pitcher Patrick Jackson said "It is a big rivalry. It doesn't get any bigger than playing Terrell. That is about it."

Terrell Academy catcher Colby Johnson said. "Really it is going to mean a lot more if we win. It makes us play a lot better."

The series is scheduled to start at 4:00 p.m. Thursday at Andrew College's Hord Field in Cuthbert and game two is Friday at 1:00 p.m. in Cuthbert.

There is concern about the playing field being too wet and a final decision on whether to play game one will be made Thursday morning.

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