The Harlem Bulldogs ended Long County’s baseball season on Monday, sweeping their Class AAA first-round series 10-4 and 11-1.
Harlem, 27-1, advances to meet Thomasville, which won the third game of its series with Peach County 1-0.
A five-run fifth inning propelled the Bulldogs to a 10-4 win in the first game, and the Bulldogs put the series away with a six-run rally in the fifth inning of the second game.
Bulldogs pitchers limited the Blue Tide to nine singles in the series. Gio Jackson went 2-for-6 with one RBI, Landon Runyon was 2-for-4 with one RBI and Kenny Pickens was 2-for-7.
Tyler Simmons drove in five runs in the nightcap, going 3-for-3 with two triples. He finished with a team-high six RBIs in the series. Jeremiah Hamilton was 5-for-7 with two triples and a double, knocking in three runs. Will Holder was 4-for-6 with three doubles and four RBIs, and Tryston McCladdie was 5-for-9 with three RBIs.
Long County (20-10) fell to the third seed after a 10-6 loss to Calvary Day in the regular season finale.