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Bluestone girls advance in Region B play

SoVaNow.com / May 29, 2013
The Bluestone girls softball team will continue regional postseason action this week after trouncing William Monroe, 7-1, in the first round of the Region B, Division 2 tournament on Monday.

The Lady Barons traveled to Standardsville, in Greene County, for the Memorial Day match up with the Lady Dragons and got the better of their hosts.

William Monroe, which competes in the Group A Bull Run District, was the fourth-ranked team in the Division 2 field of eight. Bluestone is seeded fifth.

The Lady Barons will play in the semifinal round Wednesday against Goochland, winner of their first-round matchup with Appomattox on Monday.

The Bluestone girls claimed a berth in the regional playoffs after advancing to the semifinal round of the James River District tournament last week. The Lady Barons, seeded third in the district tourney, lost in the semifinals May 21 to second-seeded Central of Lunenburg, 1-0.

It was a fairly low-scoring trek through the JRD tournament for the Bluestone girls as they won their May 21 opener against sixth-seeded Amelia, 4-0. That first-round game was played in Skipwith.

The highlight of the game was Kristyn Owen’s sparkling pitching performance against the Lady Raiders, and a second inning home run by Justice Oliver.

After dispatching Amelia, the Lady Barons traveled to Victoria for the May 22 semifinal game with the Lady Chargers and came away on the losing end of another tightly-played affair, 1-0.

Central advanced to the James River District championship game on Friday but fell short to its upset bid against no. 1 Goochland. The Lady Lions edged Central 3-2 to claim the James River District crown.

Bluestone was one of three James River District teams to qualify for Region B Division 2 tournament play, along with Goochland and Buckingham.





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