PECHS Baseball Falls To Bluestone, 6-0

Published 11:22 am Thursday, May 29, 2014

FARMVILLE — The Prince Edward County High School varsity baseball team ended their season on Wednesday, May 28 when they were defeated by the Bluestone High School Barons, 6-0, in the second round of the Conference 34 tournament.

“The story of the game was our inability to get runners in. We couldn't get that big hit to get the ball rolling. We had opportunities, we just didn't execute,” commented PECHS varsity baseball assistant coach Brandon Kenny.

The Eagles left the bases load in the first, second, and fourth innings, while Bluestone wasted no time in scoring.

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“We left 13 runners on base in the first five innings. Not getting those runners in early kind of took the wind out of our sails. We knew in order to beat Bluestone, we were going to have to put some runs on the board,” added Kenny.

The game lasted until the top of the sixth inning and then was dismissed due to lightening. PECHS had runners on first and second base with no outs when the game was called.

Kenny went on to say, “They (Bluestone) have a lot of speed and power in their lineup, they will be tough out in regional play. All of our seniors played well tonight, even though the season didn't end the way they wanted. It was a good season nonetheless.

“We won 11 games this year, so our program continues to improve. I've said before that we have a good core in place and should continue to be competitive over the next couple of years. Our sophomore class contributed a lot this season and they will continue to grow and develop. We are sad to see our seniors leave, but excited about their future.”