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November 7, 2013

'Big-Shot' Baiguy, Windham headed to title game

EXETER — Call him James “Big-Shot” Baiguy because the Windham midfielder was at it again last night.

Baiguy was the hero in last year’s Division 2 championship game shootout, leading his team to the title.

Yesterday, Baiguy, who is starting this season after playing a reserve role last year, helped the Jaguars secure a spot in the Division 2 title game for the second straight year.

The senior scored on a direct kick from about 25 yards out with 12:16 remaining in the first half for the game’s first goal.

Top-seeded Windham went on to win 2-1 over fourth-seeded Oyster River in the semifinals here at Bill Ball Stadium.

The Jaguars will play second-seeded Hollis-Brookline at 4:30 p.m. Sunday here in the championship tilt.

“James is becoming something of a free-kick specialist,” senior Joe Forti said.

“That’s the third one that he’s scored and all of them have been fantastic.”

Windham coach Mike Hachey added about Baiguy’s set piece: “He’s actually changed it and improved on it. Just kind of fooling around one day, he was like, ‘Oh, I’m going to get it to go up and down a little bit instead of going around.’ You wouldn’t want to change what he had before but you can’t argue with what he’s got now. He is able to step up. If we can earn those set pieces, he knows he has free rein.”

Forti scored Windham’s second goal with 25:55 remaining in the contest to put the Jags ahead 2-0.

“My goal was the worst best goal that I’ve gotten,” Forti said. “It was the best in that it was probably the most important aside from last year in the championship. But it was really ugly and I’m just happy it went in. I was just willing it to go in.”

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