Tiftarea opened their GISA playoffs on the road last week, and came home with a first round sweep over Mount DeSales.
The Panthers were able to get cozy at the home diamond for round two hosting fourth seeded Bulloch Academy on Thursday, but didn TMt stay comfortable for long.
In their GISA Elite Eight series, Tiftarea lost game one 11-4 to Bulloch, but responded for the split with a 4-3 victory in game two. A series-deciding game three is scheduled for 4:30 Friday.
The Panthers led throughout the latter portion of the doubleheader, but two bases loaded walks gave Bulloch a 3-2 lead heading in to the seventh. Tiftarea rallied for two runs on a wild pitch and a Case Pack RBI single for the win.