Laurens took their first loss in the double-elimination tournament on Saturday to Tyger River, 18-4. Tyger River advances to play Northwood in the state championship game on Monday night at 6pm at Laurens City Park.
Laurens took a 3-0 lead after one inning but defensive errors allowed Tyger River to go on top 7-3 after two innings.
Laurens cut the lead to 7-4 in the third but Tyger River took advantage of more defensive miscues to score seven runs and end the game by run-rule.
Jaylin Bluford was 2 for 2 and Wyatt Pinson was 2 for 2 with two runs scored.