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Rappahannock defeats Lancaster for Region 1A crown, both teams advance to state baseball tourney

Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

Despite losing in the Region 1A tournament final, 6-4, to Rappahannock last week, the Lancaster High School baseball team is returning to the Class 1 state tournament.

Toni Thomas (2) of Lancaster celebrates with Creston Saunders after Thomas scored the winning run in
the eighth inning against Northumberland in the Region 1A semifinals. Photo by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

The Red Devils finished as a state semifinalist last year. They were scheduled to travel to Region 1B champion Rappahannock County in Washington on Tuesday, June 4, for a state quarterfinal game, while the Region 1A champion Raiders hosted Surry.

Lancaster advanced to the regional championship on Thursday, May 30, with a 2-1 extra-inning semifinal win over Northumberland on Tuesday, May 28.

Rappahannock’s bats came to life in the bottom of the third to score four runs on two doubles, three singles and a fielder’s choice to take the lead for good in the regional championship.

Lancaster had scored first, stunning the host Raiders with two hits and a walk in its first at bat to….

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