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Posted: June 11, 2018 | 12:18 p.m.
PRINCE GEORGE – The Prince George Boys Baseball and Girls Softball teams are both state champions after command performances in state-level competitions over the weekend.
The Prince George High School Boys Baseball team entered into the state championships on a wave of momentum after a strong regular season showing, building their performance in the previous year. For the boys, their tournament action started last Tuesday as they faced off against the Menchville High School Monarchs out of Newport News.
The Monarchs were no match for the bats of Prince George, who trounced Menchville 8-1 to advance to the semifinals, where they would face off against Deep Run High School, who narrowly made it to the next round after beating Maury High School 8-6 in the quarterfinals.
Competing at Glen Allen High School, Prince George’s boys baseball team was able to set a pace and carry their performance from their earlier match to earn a 7-3 win over the Wildcats, setting up VHSL Class 5 finals matchup between the Royals and Potomac High School in Prince William County.
Coming into their match against Prince George, Potomac only allowed one run against during their time in the state tournament, with that lone run coming during their quarterfinal match against Briar Woods, paired with a shutout of Freedom High School 7-0 in the semifinals. The Royals would flip that script for the Panthers, shutting them out in their Saturday match 8-0 and earning the state title at Deep Run High School.
In similar fashion, Prince George High School’s girls softball team was the talk of the region for their command performance during the regular season and that level of performance would be accelerated during last week’s state championships as the girls made easy work of their quarterfinal opponents, the Kecoughtan High School Warriors, scoring four unanswered runs to shut them out and advance to the semifinals to face Lee-Davis High School.
In a mirror performance of their quarterfinals effort, the Prince George High School girls softball team held Lee-Davis scoreless and earned 4-0 victory over the Hanover County team, with Brooke Point High School out of Stafford serving as their opponent in the state finals.
Brooke Point came into the match against the Prince George girls softball team having earned a shutout of their own in the first round, defeating Freedom High School 8-0 before narrowly defeating Tuscarora 7-5 to earn their spot in the finals.
At Glen Allen High School last Saturday, it was a one-sided affair as Prince George reached the double-digits in scoring and ending Brooke Point’s hopes of a state title by defeating the Black-Hawks 11-4 to earn their state championship.
Congratulations to the players, coaches, managers, and parents of all those young men and women who earned Prince George High School state championship honors.