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Blue Devils torch Brookhaven

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Pearl River Central runner Christian Travis (right) gets caught in a rundown by Brookhaven's second baseman Stone Case in Thursday night baseball action.

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Pearl River Central runner Christian Travis (right) gets caught in a rundown by Brookhaven’s second baseman Stone Case in Thursday night baseball action.

The Pearl River Central Blue Devils swept the Region 6-5A divisional series over Brookhaven with an 11-0 victory over the Panthers Thursday night at Moyer Field.

“I am very disappointed with my guys effort,” said Brookhaven coach Randy Spring. “I know we are tired from playing three straight days, but we need to find a way to summon the energy we need to compete. Every game is very important at this point to get us ready for the playoffs.”

The Blue Devils clinched first place in the Region race, while the Panthers (15-11, 6-3) placed second. The Panthers have qualified for the state playoffs as they prepare to host their last home game of the regular season against Brandon Tuesday night. Junior varsity action starts at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity contest at 7 p.m.

Ole Brook will have a special ceremony that night to recognize their seniors.

Pearl River Central 11, Brookhaven 0 

The Blue Devils and the Panthers provided a great defensive contest in the first three innings of action, before Pearl River Central turned up the heat on offense in the fourth and fifth innings to secure the shutout win over the Panthers.

Dylan Spiers tossed the victory for the Blue Devils with seven strikeouts and four walks.

Penn Wilson absorbed the setback for the Panthers with no strikeouts and four walks.

Reed Jones recorded the only hit for Ole Brook’s offense with a single.

Christian Travis and Zach Evans powered PRC at the plate with a pair of singles. Mason Songy provided a double. Hitting safely were Wesley Mitchell, Jeshua Lee and Jake Scheurman.

In junior varsity action,  The Blue Devils prevail 4-1 over the Panthers.

Reese Reynaud absorbed the setback on the mound for the Panthers with two strikeouts and five walks.

Garrett Smith and Judson Henning directed Brookhaven at the plate with a single apiece.