Rockdale Post 77 knocked off nearby county rival Covington Post 32 to win the American Legion State Baseball Tournament in Loganville 4-2 on Sunday, ending any chances of a Post 32 state championship repeat.
Post 77 finishes the season 15-8 and will play in the Southeast Regionals in Asheboro, North Carolina from August 5 - 9. Rockdale swept through the competition in the tournament, going 4-0 and beating Covington twice.
In the bottom first inning of the championship game Covington managed to take a 1-0 lead before Rockdale came fighting back to take a 2-1 lead in the second inning. Post 77 scored again in the fourth and Covington answered in the fifth to make the game 3-2, Rockdale. In the seventh Rockdale scored the final run of the game to go up 4-2, as Post 77 held off Post 32 to win state.
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