Brookstone beat Telfair County 8-3 in Game 1 of a doubleheader in the first round of the Class A state baseball tournament Friday.
Cougars starter Milton McCluskey threw a complete game, giving up three runs (two earned) and scattering 10 hits. He struck out four.
Johnny Carter hit a two-run single for Brookstone. Martin Jones hit an RBI double and scored twice. Telfair pitchers walked 10 batters.
Tavaris Batten was 3-for-4 with a solo home run for the Trojans.
The second game of the best-of-three series will begin at approximately 4:10 p.m. at Brookstone.
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