Buford opened the Class AA Upper State baseball playoffs, taking a 3-1 win over Newberry at Buford Park on Thursday night.
BHS senior right-hander Eric Miles, 6-1, hurled the win in seven frames. He struck out eight and allowed a walk. Miles yielded an earned run and three hits.
Austin Caskey and Scotti Moser each had a double to key the Jackets’ attack. Caskey scored a run and drew a walk.