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Minors Beat Halifax 7-3 in Finals of Winnter Bracket to Advance to State Semi-Finals

07/23/2007, 12:26pm EDT
By BBA

James Moyer Sports Complex, Salem VA, Monday, July 23, 2007 --- Blacksburg played in the finals of the winners bracket Monday, defeating Halifax County 7-3 to advance to the State semi-finals. Blacksburg is the only remaining unbeaten team while Halifax, Salem, and Charlotte County all have one loss. Blacksburg jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the second, then added two more runs in third, and three in the fifth. Caden Croy, Hal Hughes, Adam Linkous, Morgan McCoy, and Thomas Hughes all pitched for Blacksburg. At the plate, Blacksburg was led by Thomas Hughes who went 2 for 3 with a double and single. He scored two runs, and had a stolen base. Thomas also pitched the last two outs in the top of the 6th to preserve the win. Andrew Guy went 2 for 3 and had 2 RBIs. After the game, Manager Mike Goforth said, "I'm very proud of everyone on this team. They all do their job. Some were asked to do things tonight that they aren't used to doing. The fan support continues to amaze me, but we still have work to do." Blacksburg plays Salem tonight at 8PM at Moyer Field. Halifax plays Charlotte County at 6PM in the opener.

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