Bruins Beat Brookville 5-4 in First Round of Region Play
Monday, May 28, 2007, Brookville --- Both Blacksburg and Brookville sent their aces to the mound for complete games in a single elimination first round region game. Both aces pitched well, demonstrating why they are their team's leading pitcher. Senior Jake Badinelli scattered seven hits and struck out 4 over the course of the game to keep Brookville in check. Brookville jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first, but the Bruins bounced back with four runs in the top of the third. Senior Doug Flypa stood his ground on an inside pitch and was hit by the pitch, gaining first base. Then Sophomore Trey Gresh successfully bunted him to second while beating out the play at first. With runners on first and second, Badinelli stroked a double, scoring both runners. The next batter, Sophomore Joey Phillips, belted a two run homer to right center to put the Bruins up 4-1.

Brookville rallied by picking up two runs in the fourth, cutting the lead to 4-3. In the sixth, Badinelli reached on a hit. Adam Siegel, in as a courtsey runner for the Badinelli, distracted the Brookville pitcher who balked, sending Siegel to second. The Bruins immediately capitalized when Greg Juanarena doubled, sending Siegel home to increase the lead to 5-3. Brookville responded with a run of their own to cut the lead to 5-4. Junior catcher Greg Juanarena and Jake Badinelli led Blacksburg with two hits each. Blacksburg's defense was solid, committing just one error.

Blacksburg advances to the quarterfinals at number one ranked Jefferson Forest on Tuesday.

Newspaper article about the game

The first two runs score.

Joey Phillips hits a two-run homer.

The team waits at home for Joey.

Jake Badinelli pitching.

Greg Juanarena belts a run-scoring double.

The final out.

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