Congratulations to our varsity baseball team for winning the Region III 4A Championship last night in a hard fought victory over York by a score of 3-2. Both teams entered the championship winner take all game with identical 8-1 records within the region. The game was close throughout with outstanding pitching from both teams. RNE starter Chase Asbill got the win by throwing a 1-hitter.
The game was scoreless through the first 4 innings. York plated 2 runs in the top of the fifth inning and led until our Cavaliers tied the game in the bottom of the 6th inning 2-2. Asbill got York out in the top of 7th to set the stage for the Cavalier victory in the bottom of the 7th inning. Eli Clements led off the inning with a single followed by a walk to Jason English which moved Clements to 2nd base. Shane Thomas laid down a bunt and was safe at first when York attempted to get the lead out at third base but was unsuccessful, loading the bases for Chase Asbill. Asbill delivered the walk off victory and the first baseball region championship since 2007 with a long sacrifice fly to deep center field.
The Cavaliers will host home playoff games on Tuesday April 23 and Thursday April 25th. Teams and times to be determined. Make plans to come out and support our Cavaliers!