Buford and Andrew Jackson advanced to second-round play in the high school baseball playoffs with opening round home wins on Thursday.
Buford, the Conference III-A runner-up, blanked Wagener-Salley 5-0 behind the work of junior right-hander Colt Ellis.
Ellis, in a route job, allowed four hits – all singles and three walks. Ellis struck out eight War Eagles’ batters.
Ellis aided the Jackets’ cause with two hits, a single and a triple, and drove in four runs.