Statesmen pull off back to back wins

Published 12:25 pm Sunday, April 24, 2022

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The Randolph-Henry (R-H) Statesmen baseball team picked up back to wins last week over Amelia and Bluestone.

On Wednesday, April 13, the statesmen hosted the Amelia County Raiders.

The score was all knotted up at 2-2 going into the third inning until Austin Bryant of Amelia singled to bring in a run. The Statesmen would not have an answer until the bottom of the fourth when Ben Gibbs and Junior Powell of R-H hit back to back doubles scoring three runs with two outs. A two run lead would be enough for Luke Skelton and Brayson Arrington as they would not allow another run for the rest of the game. The Statesmen came away with a 5-3 victory from a combined effort on the mound from Skelton and Arrington. Both pitchers didn’t give up any earned runs. Skelton threw 5 innings with 8 strikeouts while Arrington closed the game out with 2 innings of work and 3 strikeouts.

On Thursday the Statesmen hosted the Barons of Bluestone High School. Tucker Webb took the mound for the Statesmen and he threw 4 and 1 third innings of shut out baseball with 9 strikeouts. The Statesmen had two big innings scoring 5 runs in the third inning and 6 runs in the fifth inning. Offensively Junior Powell had a 3 hit game and Jayden Gee had two hits. The Statesmen scored 11 runs off of 9 hits as they win 11-0 in 5 innings. The Statesmen now improve to a 6-3 overall record and currently are ranked third in the 2A Region A seeding.

The Statesmen will host military appreciation night on April 21. Game time is set for 5 p.m. with a first pitch ceremony to begin at 4:45.