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Playoffs bound

Escambia County’s Devante Dailey runs back to first base during an earlier contest this season. The Blue Devils clinched a spot in the 2016 postseason with their win over Vigor last week. | Andrew Garner/Atmore Advance

Escambia County’s Devante Dailey runs back to first base during an earlier contest this season. The Blue Devils clinched a spot in the 2016 postseason with their win over Vigor last week. | Andrew Garner/Atmore Advance

Escambia County clinched a spot in the Class 5A state playoffs after it beat Vigor in an area doubleheader last Monday.

The Blue Devils won 20-9 and 6-3 to secure the much-needed berth in the postseason.

As of Monday, ECHS sits at 4-7 on the season.

The first round of the Alabama High School Athletic Association state playoffs will be held April 22-23.

Area winners will host and the runner-ups travel.

The first and second games each are best-of-three series. They’ll be played as a doubleheader on the first day. The host team is the “home” team in the first game. The visitors are the home team in the second game.

A coin toss determines the home team in the third game, if necessary.

Admission is $8 for a doubleheader and $6 for a third game, if it’s necessary.