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By Dean Barker
The #1 Bridgewater Reds defeated the #8 Elkton Blue Sox 23-6 in seven innings. With the win, the Reds advanced to their seventh straight RCBL semifinal, while the Blue Sox finished the season winless at 0-30. Due to the game not being covered by Pointstreak, no further statistical information is available.
The #2 Clover Hill Bucks defeated the #7 Montezuma Braves 14-1 in seven innings to advance to their second straight semifinal. The Braves concluded the season 11-19.
Sam Imeson struck out five in seven innings to get the win. Will Craig gave up six runs to take the loss.
The Bucks had four home runs, one from Josh Eberly on the second pitch of the game, one apiece from Kevin Navedo and Alex Knicely in the second, and a fourth inning shot from Luke Shifflett.
The #3 RCBL Shockers beat the #6 Stuarts Draft Diamondbacks 13-3 to advance to the semifinals, while the Diamondbacks finished at 12-18.
Matt House pitched nine and struck out six to get the win. Parker Heinemann gave up eight runs to take the loss.
Dawson Russell was 2-4 with three RBIs, including a home run, to lead the way for the Shockers. Bodie Pullen was 1-4 with two RBIs and a home run.
The #4 Grottoes Cardinals beat the #5 Broadway Bruins 14-5 to head to their first RCBL Semifinal since 2020. The Bruins end the year at 13-17.
Andrew Baugher struck out six in six and a third innings to get the win. Micah Canterbury gave up three runs in the first three innings to take the loss.
Every Cardinal reached base safely at least once. Clayton Michael went 2-4 with five RBIs to lead the way for Grottoes, who led the whole way. Broadway scored five in the seventh, but could do no more.
The #1 Bridgewater Reds will host the #4 Grottoes Cardinals in the best-of-five RCBL Semifinals starting tomorrow at 6:30 pm. Teams will alternate home field advantage each game.
The #2 Clover Hill Bucks will take on the #3 RCBL Shockers in the semifinals, starting tomorrow at 7:30 pm in Clover Hill.
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