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Bluestone’s Mark Nutter turns the double-play against Prince Edward. (Sherri Nutter photo)
SoVaNow.com / March 29, 2017
Bluestone varsity baseball team has started the young season with a record of 1-2 under new head coach Tyler Reese.

Reese had been in the varsity assistant position in previous seasons. The Barons are an experienced team this season, sporting seven seniors, two juniors and four sophomores.

Though the team did lose some big contributors last year — Bryant Jacox and Antwaun Tucker were among the graduating seniors — the team this year is competitive and working to win games.

Bluestone's first loss to Randolph-Henry, 10-0, was an uncharacteristic, lopsided affair. An 8-1 win over Prince Edward and a tight loss of 5-4 to Buckingham shows the team is getting into a groove.

On March 21, an early lead helped Bluestone defeat Prince Edward 8-1 in the team’s first home game.

The Barons scored on a couple of doubles by senior Jamier Smith and sophomore Nathan Newcomb in the first inning. Singles by Brendan King and Newcomb in the second inning gave the Barons all the offense they needed as they led 8-0 after two.

Bluestone scored eight runs and collected 18 hits overall. Scott Nutter, Smith, Aaron Baskerville, Brendan King, Bass, and Newcomb each collected multiple hits for Bluestone. Nutter went 4-for-4 at the plate to lead the Baron attack.

Hunter Bass earned the win for Bluestone, tossing six innings, surrendering one run on five hits while striking out one. Landon Allgood pitched a perfect seventh inning to hold the lead and the win for the Barons.

Bluestone is scheduled to play Nottoway at home on Tuesday, Central Lunenburg on the road on Thursday and Greenville in Emporia on Friday.



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