Lugoff-Elgin centerfielder Blake Outlaw’s two-run single in the bottom of the seventh inning Friday lifted the Demons past J.L. Mann 6-5 in the Class 3A baseball upper state championship. The game was played at Lugoff-Elgin’s Optimist Field.
Outlaw was 3-for-3 on the day. Teammate Forrest Koumas, a USC signee, was 2-for-4.
The Demons scored three runs in the last half of the seventh to advance to face the winner of South Aiken and Brookland-Cayce in next week's state championship.
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Nick Mincey got the win in relief for Lugoff-Elgin (25-4). Furman signee Robert Landers took the loss for J.L. Mann (19-10).