Kyle Carter hit a grand slam and McLendon Hill hit a two-run homer as Columbus scored 10 runs in the top of the third inning. The Blue Devils went on to a 21-7 rout of Thomson in Game 2 of their Class AAA state semifinal series.
Thomson scored four runs in the top of the fourth and went on to beat Columbus 6-2 in Game 1.
Game 3 will be played at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Columbus' Bobby Andrews was hurt in the top of the first when he ran into the wall trying to catch a fly ball that turned into an RBI double. He stayed in for his at bat, but did not take the field in the second inning.
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He was taken from the clubhouse on a stretcher with a brace around his neck in an ambulance.
McLendon Hill drove in a run with a single in the bottom of the third inning as Columbus took a 2-1 lead.
Cody Walker drove in a run with a groundout in the bottom of the second inning as Columbus tied the game at 1.
Columbus starter Kyle Carter has 11 strikeouts through five innings.
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