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Bluestone rallies for 11-8 win over Amelia / May 02, 2018

On Monday, April 23, the Barons varsity baseball team traveled to Amelia and came back home with an 11-8 comeback win.

The game had a rocky start with the Barons not getting a first inning hit, though both teams were quiet on the scoreboard until the second inning.

That’s when the Raiders scored two unearned runs and three earned runs for the quick 5-0 lead. Bluestone’s catcher, Brendan King, was able to keep another run from scoring with a put-out at home plate. Jordan Hill relieved Joseph Walker in the second inning, facing four batters and recording the final two outs — a fly out to left fielder, Isaac Walker, and a swinging strikeout.

Despite the rocky start, the Barons came back in the top of the third inning to score three earned runs and one unearned run on two hits. Josh Hite singled to left field, King reached base with a hit by pitch, Forbes recorded a base on balls and Joseph Walker singled with a ground ball in the gap between first and second base, scoring Forbes. I. Walker scored J. Walker with a 6-3 play and an overthrow at first base.

The Raiders led 7-4 going into the fourth. Bluestone answered in the sixth inning by taking the lead on four earned runs and two unearned runs. The rally put the Barons on top with a 10-7 lead.

The inning began with Chris Gregory reaching base on an error at first, and Larry Bullock reaching base on an error at third. Scott Nutter scored both Gregory and Bullock with a hit and run single to right; Hite, King and Forbes all reached base with a base on balls.

Newcomb singled to center field scoring Nutter and Hite. Errors in the field brought home the remaining runners.

The Barons added to their lead with an unearned run in the top of the seventh with Bullock reaching base on an error. A fielder’s choice allowed Hite to reach base and put Bullock in a run down, eventually scoring.

The Barons left the top of the seventh inning with an 11-7 lead over the Raiders. The Raiders answered with one additional run. Jordan Hill got the win for Bluestone.

This week, the Barons faced Central Lunenburg at home Tuesday, and Nottoway at home on Thursday.

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