SKIPWITH - Although their winning streak was broken, the Bluestone diamond team won two of three games played and improved to 10-6 overall and is in fourth place in the James River District with two games left to be played this week.
Bluestone 10 Greensville 8
After the first two batters had been retired, the Barons scored three runs in the top of the first inning on a walk, an error, a line drive double by Joseph Walker and a throwing error to score J. Walker from second with the third error of the inning.
Jordan Hill started on the mound for Bluestone and faced only four batters in the bottom of the first while holding the Eagles scoreless.
Bluestone went scoreless in the top of the second with the home team scoring one run to cut the lead to two runs.
After shutting out the Barons in the top of the third, the Eagles came back with eight runs in the bottom half of the third and chased Hill. Alex Csorba relieved Hill with one out and closed out the inning with no further damage ,giving the home team an 8-3 lead.
Bluestone added two runs in the top of the fifth on a single by Nathan Newcomb. A throwing error on a ground ball scored Newcomb to make the score 8-4, with the batter reaching second. An infield out scored another run to make the score 8-5.
In the top of the sixth Larry Bullock reached on an infield error. Chris Gregory singled him to third, where he scored on a passed ball to make the score 8-6.
The two teams went scoreless in the sixth, and in the top of the seventh Brendan King started the inning on a double to left and scored when J. Walker reached on an error, sending the pinch runner to third. Another runner reached on an error, and a walk loaded the bases. A. Csorba hit a double to left to score two runs and give the Barons a 10-8 lead.
Csorba started on the mound for the Barons and was relieved by Peyton Chavis, who struck out the first two outs
and got the third out on an infield ground to give Bluestone the 10-8 win.
A. Csorba received credit for the win going 3 and 2/3 innings, striking out two, allowing no runs and no hits. Chavis got the save.
J. Walker and A. Csorba had three and two RBIs, respectively.
Goochland 8 Bluestone 2
The Goochland Bulldogs, currently in first place in the JRD, broke the Bluestone four game winning streak with an 8-2 win at Bluestone last Tuesday, May 7, at Bluestone.
The Bulldogs sent eight batters to the plate in the top of the first inning and scored three runs to take a 3-0 lead.
The Barons answered with one run in the bottom half of the inning on a lead off double by Larry Bullock and scored when Josh Hite reached on a Goochland error.
The Bulldogs added two runs in the second inning on two infield errors to go up 5-1. Chavis relieved Newcomb on the mound and got the third out of the inning.
Bluestone scored a run in the bottom of the third on a walk and a base hit to right by King.
Both teams were scoreless in the fourth through sixth innings.
Goochland came up with three runs in the top of the seventh on a walk, an out, another walk, a single, a sacrifice fly out and a Baron error that scored the last run to make the final score 8-2.
Newcomb took the loss on the mound.
Newcomb led the hitting, going two for three at the bat. Bullock and A. Csorba each had a double and J. Hite and King each had an RBI.
Bluestone 16 Buckingham 7
The Barons came from behind and ended the week with another win, on the road against the Buckingham Knights.
The first three innings were quiet for the Barons as they went three up and down in the first two innings and only had one base runner in the third inning.
However, the Knights scored one run in the first inning, getting on with a double and eventually scoring on a passed
After going scoreless in the second, they came back to
score five runs in the third to go up 5-0.
The Barons closed the gap to one run with four runs in the
top of the fourth. Newcomb started things with a single to right, King followed with a double, and J. Walker flied out to left, scoring Newcomb. Gregory singled to right, driving in the second run. Nutter reached on a walk, but during his at bat, an error in the field scored Gregory. Hill singled on a hit to right field, advancing Gregory, who later scored on a passed ball. Chavis flew out to center, scoring Hill, but during Chavis’ at bat, Nutter scored on a passed ball to pull Bluestone to within one run at 6-5.
In the top of the fifth inning the Barons scored four runs to go up 9-6. Newcomb walked to start the inning, King singled to left, and J. Walker also singled to left, advancing both run- ners. Gregory doubled to right, driving in two runs. Nutter singled, scoring two more runs.
With Hill on the mound, the Knights went scoreless in the bottom of the fifth.
Bluestone added three more runs in the top of the sixth when J.Hite singled, Newcomb reached base on a third strike dropped as Newcomb was stealing second, King’s fly ball to center scored Hite, J., Walker’s hit to left scored Allgood (running for King). The last run came on a ground out to run the score to 12-6.
Buckingham scored one run in the bottom of the sixth to make the score 12-7.
Bluestone scored four runs in the top of the seventh as the first two batters reached on errors, J. Hite singled on a blooper to left center, scoring one run,and the third strike to King was dropped, allowing him to reach first. During J. Walker’s at bat two runners scored on passed balls. Walker hit a line drive, scoring one run.
The Knights were retired in order in the seventh to end the game with Bluestone winning 16-7.
Hill was the winning pitcher, going 4 and 1/3 innings, striking out four and giving up one run on three hits.
King and J.Walker led the attack with three hits each. Newcomb, Gregory and J. Hite two hits each. Gregory and J. Walker had 4 and 3 RBIs, respectively