Panthers bump Red Devils, 6-3, in quarterfinals; fall to Raiders, 1-0, Class 1 state baseball final

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

The Rappahannock Raiders first captured the Region 1A championship then went on to win three games in the Class 1 tournament, including a 1-0 win over Rappahannock County in nine innings in the state final. Photo by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

After finishing as the Region 1A runner-up, the Lancaster Red Devils made an early exit in the Class 1 state baseball tournament, losing to Rappahannock County in the quarterfinals.

The Panthers struck early, scoring two runs on three singles in their first at bat, and went on to beat LHS, 6-3, last Tuesday in Washington.

Lancaster’s two post-season losses came to the eventual state champion, Richmond County’s Rappahannock Raiders in the regional final, and the state runner-up Rappahannock County. The Raiders and Panthers met in last Saturday’s state final in Salem, with the Raiders winning a pitching duel, 1-0, in the ninth inning. The Richmond County team earned a berth….

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