Blacksburg advances to District Championship game with 9-8 victory over Christiansburg!
Randolph Park, July 10, 2007 --- In front of a large crowd at Randolph Park, the Blacksburg Minors All-Star team withstood a furious Christiansburg rally which tied the game at 8, and then scored the game winning run in the top of the fifth inning and held on to advance to the Championship of the Dixie Youth Baseball District 3 tournament. Blacksburg jumped to the lead with a six run 1st inning and scored two more runs in the second to lead the game at one point 8-2. However, a very good Christiansburg team held Blacksburg scoreless while rallying to tie the game. John Hinson came on to pitch and was able to stop the Christiansburg rally. In the fifth, Ethan Goforth scored Eli Straw with a linedrive to give the Blacksburg team a one run lead. Thomas Hughes then came on to pitch the fifth and sixth inning allowing only one baserunner and the Blacksburg team held on to advance to the Championship game tonight against Patrick County. Patrick County advanced to the Championship by virtue of a 11-7 victory against Montgomery County. Blacksburg has yet to lose in the tournament and with a victory tonight, they will win the District Championship and advance to the Virginia State Tournament. Patrick County has one loss and would need to beat Blacksburg twice to claim the District Title. Game time tonight is 6pm at Randolph Park in Pulaski.
Player introductions by position...The game's third basemen (Morgan McCoy for Blacksburg).
OF Eli Straw
OF Jake McCoy
Let's go team!
Lead off batter Ethan Goforth draws an opening game walk.
Small ball with John Hinson.
Clean up hitter Thomas Hughes drives in the first runs of the game.
A Christiansburg team meeting during the first inning Blacksburg rally.
Jake McCoy drives in a run.
The Blacksburg crowd and team orange.
Eli Straw sends one deep.
Will Murray drives a hit to right center.
Andrew Guy is right on the ball.
Hal Hughes displays almost perfect batting form.
Caden Croy fires to the plate.
Brief injury timeout.
The last out!
Blacksburg and Christiansburg have always enjoyed a great Dixie Youth relationship. Both teams battled hard on this day!