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Varsity Red Devils hoping for a postseason run

Red Devils varsity baseball team members from left are (front row) Detavin Francis, Jayvien Monroe, Toni Thomas, Sean Thomas, Josh Woolard, Creston Saunders, Pierson Long and Braden George; (next row) manager Ryan Cammarata, assistant coach William Saunders, Taylor Davis, Eli Pittman, Kelvin Davis, Brady Vanlandingham, Jonathan Lee, Ben Pittman, coach Scotty George and coach Welby Saunders.

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Coaches Welby Saunders and Scotty George have high expectations for the varsity Red Devils baseball team.

Despite a few early season regional losses and two losses to open Northern Neck District play, hopes are high for a post-season run.

“We started off extremely slow, which is unfortunate, but we hope to peak at the right time at the end of season,” said George. “We have a great mix of seniors, juniors and sophomores that we kind of rely on equally to be successful this year. It’s a team that we knew early in the season could be very successful.”

Early on, the Devils were dealing with some absences due to winter sports and injuries.

“Part of the slow start was that we had two of our starters, Kelvin Davis and Sean Thomas, still playing basketball and then our catcher Toni Thomas got hurt and that was going to be a big loss if he hadn’t been able to return. But he’s working through it,” said George. “It’s been hard to keep our whole starting line-up on the field.”

Despite the obstacles, the Devils are 6-4 heading into the second half….

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