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Laney wins first ever baseball state championship

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The Laney Bucs lost the opening game of the State Championship series on Friday night, but wound up winning two games on Saturday to bring home the title.

After winning game two earlier on Saturday, the Bucs looked poised to win the deciding game going away. The Bucs held a 5-1 lead in game three, only to see East Forsyth force extra innings.

In the top of the eighth, Caleb Wells hit a solo homerun for Laney, and after Ryan LaGrange kept the Eagles off the scoreboard in the bottom of the frame, the Bucs celebrated their first ever baseball state championship.

For all the highlights and interviews from games 1, 2 and 3 tune into the Coach's Corner on WWAY on Sunday at 11:30am and the Cape Fear Sports Report at noon. If you're a fan of Laney these are shows you don't want to miss!! Help spread the word !!

If you missed Sunday's Coach's Corner on WWAY you can access the Laney Coach's Corner show at this website. The entire show should be posted online by Monday afternoon. Just click on the Coach's Corner icon on wwaytv3.com to watch the show. Again, the video will not be posted until Monday.

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Proud

Great job Laney ! Way to hang in there and fight. Your level of mental toughness and competitive nature allowed something special to transpire ... State 4-A Champs ! You beat the best and it is well deserved. It is something you will cherish for the rest of your lives.

Rossi that Angel in the Outfield

As we all know John Rossi(former Laney Buc Baseball player) helped bring this title home, he was the Angel in the Outfield. He is so proud of the Laney Bucs im sure, and is having a party in heaven! Laney Baseball will never forget John Edward Rossi!!!! We love & miss you! Congrats Laney on being State Champs!! We are all proud to call Laney home! :)

Congats Laney

When the going gets tough... Great job Laney!

Bucs

Great group of ball players, great games. Congrats to you all! Go Laney #1.

The Laney Bucs did a great

The Laney Bucs did a great job of winning the 4A title on such a hot day and thank God for the Gatorade. Gooooo Laney #1.

Cograts!

Congrats to the Laney Varsity Baseball Team! This team has proved that even when the critics count you out, you can prove them wrong!!! Way to go BUCS!!!!