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Lord Botetourt defeats Blacksburg 5-3.

04/01/2012, 11:46am EDT
By Admin

Ben Fraley Leads the Bruins with a 3/4 day.


BHS loaded the bases in the first but could not score.  Lord Botetourt scored in the bottom of the first to take a 1-0 lead. 

After a scoreless 2nd, BHS took a 2-1 lead in the 3rd.  John Hamborsky reached on a walk and John Hinson reached on an infield error.  Ben Fraley drove in Hamborsky with a single and Casey Herman plated Hinson with a single.

Botetourt regained the lead with a 2 run homer by Dylan Powers in the bottom of the 3rd to make the score 3-2.  They added two more runs in the 4th on solo home runs by Ashby Humbert and Connor Bronson to take a 5-2 lead.

BHS rallied in the top of the 7th.  John Hamborsky walked and with one out Ben Fraley singled.  Tyler Barry walked to load the bases.  Casey Herman singled driving in Hamborsky to make the score 5-3 with the bases loaded and still one out.  A fly ball and a strikeout ended the game.

Ben Fraley led the Bruins with a 3 for 4 day and an rbi at the plate.  Casey Herman was 2 for 3 with two rbi's.

Head Coach Jim Shockley said, "The guys kept battling back and we gave ourselves a chance to win in the 7th.  We were one hit away in both the 1st and 7th but just could not make it happen today.  It was a great effort against a quality team.  These are games that will help us as we prepare for district play."


Photos By Wendell Jones

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