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Bluestone jayvee baseball moves atop standings / March 29, 2017
Though the baseball season is young, the Bluestone jayvee baseball team has compiled a record of 4-0 and is in first place in the James River District with a 3-0 mark.

Nottoway is hot on the Barons’ heels, with a district record of 3-0, 4-1 overall.

Bluestone defeated JRD opponents Prince Edward, Buckingham and Brunswick last week by scores of 13-8, 14-4 and 12-0, respectively. The team won its season opener against Randolph-Henry in eight innings, 16-15.

DeQuan Smith in his first year as head coach. Smith was assistant coach for the Bluestone Middle School baseball team last year and has a good rapport with his players. Gage Elliott is the assistant coach.

The team was to play Nottoway in a road game yesterday. The jayvees complete the week at home versus Central Lunenburg on Friday.

Bluestone 12, Brunswick 0

Bluestone finished out last week in fine fashion, blanking Brunswick on the road, 12-0.

Bluestone started off with six runs in the first two innings. Bluestone added another six runs in the fourth and fifth inning to secure the 12-0 win.

Jordan Hill started on the mound and threw five shutout innings with 9 strikeouts. Larry Bullock, Josh Hite, and Jordan Hill all had multiple hits, while Josh Hite, Noah Forbes, and Chris Gregory all had multiple RBI.

With this win the Barons ended a good week with three total wins, improving their record to 4-0.

Bluestone 14, Buckingham 4

Bluestone hosted JRD opponent Buckingham on Thursday and won handily to raise their record to 3-0.

The Barons started the game strong in the early innings by plating six runs.

Buckingham responded by scoring four runs, despite the Barons fast start. Bluestone answered the challenge by scoring eight unanswered to end the game by slaughter rule in the fifth.

Hite started on the mound and gave the Barons a solid 4-2/3 innings. Joseph Walker, Hite, Hill, and Bullock led the Barons with multiple hits and runs scored.

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