JOHNSTON - Wardlaw Academy forced a decisive game in the best-of-3 SCISA playoff baseball series with St. John's Christian on Tuesday.

The Patriots closed out the visiting Cavaliers, 17-6, in five innings.

St. John's Christian won Game 1 on Monday, 5-4.

The rubber game is Thursday at St. John's Christian.

The winner advances to the second round to tangle with Dorchester Academy, which swept Laurens Academy in two games.

Hagen Gregory had two hits and scored twice for St. John's Christian. AJ Legette knocked in a pair.

St. John's Christian 004 11 - 6 6 2

Wardlaw 035 45 - 17 10 1