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Blue Ridge Seniors defeated in championship game

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Published on Monday, August 3, 2015

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The Blue Ridge Senior League team finished runner-up at the Southeast Regional baseball tournament at Safety Harbor, Fla., last week.
 

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The Blue Ridge Senior League team finished runner-up at the Southeast Regional baseball tournament at Safety Harbor, Fla., last week.

 

The Blue Ridge boys team, South Carolina champions, was eliminated in the championship game of the Senior League Baseball Southeast Regional Tournament at Safety Harbor, Fla., last Wednesday.

Blue Ridge lost to champion Virginia, 2-1, in the championship game. The team had to complete a game that was rain delayed from the previous night that Blue Ridge won 8-7 during its completion on Tuesday morning.

Blue Ridge beat Georgia, 8-4, in an elimination game later Wednesday, and played Virginia in the decisive game after a short break.

Blue Ridge advanced to the winner’s division of the eight-team tournament when it beat North Carolina, 5-2, in the first game of the tournament last Sunday. The South Carolina champions were edged 8-7 by Virginia for its first loss of the double elimination tournament in the night’s final game.

South Carolina beat Florida, North Carolina and Georgia en route to the championship game. South Carolina had to beat unbeaten Virginia twice to win the regional but was defeated in the first game to end the run toward the Senior World Series.

Tournament results

Sunday July 26

Game 1: South Carolina 5, North Carolina 2

Game 2: Tennessee 14, West Virginia 11

Game 3: Georgia 13, Florida 2

Game 4: Virginia 8, South Carolina 7

Monday July 27

Game 5 - Georgia 17, Tennessee 4

Game 6 - Florida 13, West Virginia 6, (West Virginia eliminated)

Game 7 - North Carolina 9, Tennessee 2, (Tennessee eliminated)

Tuesday July 28 

Game 8  - South Carolina 7, Florida 6, (Florida eliminated)

Game 9 - Virginia 12, Georgia 7, (Georgia eliminated)

Game 10 - South Carolina vs. North Carolina (rain delay in 10th inning)

Wednesday July 28

Game 10 - South Carolina 8, North Carolina 7, completion of rain-delayed game, (North Carolina eliminated)

Game 11 - South Carolina 8, Georgia 4 (Georgia eliminated)

Championship – Virginia 2, South Carolina 1

Blue Ridge roster

Blue Ridge (South Carolina State Champion) players and coaches:

Shane Bagwell

CJ Brooks

Blake Cannon

John Coker

Colton Henderson

Elijah Henderson

Chase Joines

Travis Lancaster

Gibson Metcalf

Brandon Southern

Bryce Spurrier

Wyatt Spurrier

Zach Waddell

Jacob Wilbanks

Manager, Jason Bayne

Coaches- Jonathan Henderson and Jeff Lancaster

• Amy Southern contributed information for this story.

 

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