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Waves are now officially out of playoff picture

August 27, 2002

 The South Georgia Waves thought they were officially eliminated from the second half race for the Southern Divsion title over the weekend.

  However before Tuesday's game with Charleston, the Waves learned they could still make the playoffs through a major miracle.

 The miracle will not happen after the Riverdogs score three runs in the fifth inning to break open a 1-1 tie and handed the Waves a 6-1 at the Paul Eames Complex.

South Georgia looked like they may break out big in the first inning loading the bases with no outs.

Scott Gillitzer though grounded one to first where John Paul Davis threw home to get Sean Pierce.

Riverdogs catcher Graig Merritt then caught Derek Mann too far off third and Mann was tagged out in a rundown.

Charleston starter Chris Flinn then struck out Thomari Story-Hardin to end the first.

The Waves now have just two home games left in the 2002 season with Michael Keirstead scheduled to start Wednesday's game (7:05pm) against the Riverdogs Chad Gaudin.