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Barons look good in scrimmage with William Campbell

SoVaNow.com / March 12, 2014
The Bluestone Barons traveled to William Campbell on Monday to participate in their first scrimmage of the preseason. Head baseball coach Dan Powell said the team performed well.

“William Campbell only has a varsity squad, so in order to evaluate both squads both the jayvee and varsity teams participated in the scrimmage,” Powell said. “We alternated between varsity and jayvee pitchers and defenses.

“Offensively, a varsity lineup hit for three innings, followed by a jayvee lineup for three and then another varsity lineup for two. [We] finished the 10-inning scrimmage with a jayvee line-up. It was a good opportunity to see a lot of options available this year, especially defensively. All pitchers were on strict pitch counts.”

Powell said he was pleased with the overall flow of the game and saw some very positive signs.

“Overall the showing was good, especially for the varsity team matching up to their varsity team who competed in the state semifinals a year ago” Powell noted. “There are a lot of positives to take from yesterday’s experience.

Good defensive looks, solid pitching, and live reads at the plate were much in evidence with the Barons’ play against Campbell.

“It’s hard for a player to get on a roll with the amount of changing we made, but the opportunity to get the live looks was embraced by the players and was more important early on in the season,” said Powell.



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