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South River Lacrosse, Baseball Advance in Postseason Play

The South River softball team fell to Broadneck on Monday night.

The South River boys and girls lacrosse teams, along with the baseball team all racked up postseason wins Monday night to advance in the state tournament.

The softball team fell to Broadneck, 2-1, on Monday afternoon.

Baseball

The South River baseball team knocked off Chesapeake 7-0 in the second round of the class 4A state baseball tournament. The Seahawks amassed five runs in the fifth inning to seal the victory.

Connor Cox racked up four RBI on two hits for South River, while Jake Gratz had huge at bats in each of his plate appearances. Cox doubled in the first and smoked a homer in the fifth. Gratz walked, had a perfect sacrifice bunt and then doubled in the fifth pushing across two backbreaking RBI for South River.

Starting pitcher Scott Mitchell dominated in the shutout recording nine strikeouts and holding the Cougars to just four hits over six shutout innings.

The No. 4 Seahawks will move on to face No. 9 Broadneck at 4 p.m. on Wednesday in Edgewater.

Click here for photos of the South River victory.

Boys Lacrosse

The South River boys lacrosse team took another step closer to returning to the class 4A/3A state lacrosse championship with a 19-6 victory over Huntingtown on Monday night.

The Seahawks will advance to play No. 12 Chesapeake High School, which knocked off top-seeded Northern High in a surprise upset Monday night. The Cougars scored the game-winner with 2.8 seconds left in the contest.

The Cougars have done nothing but upset higher ranked seeds since postseason play began. Chesapeake topped No. 5 Chopticon 15-1 in the first round, then turned around and defeated No. 4 Arundel 11-9 on Friday night.

South River will need to end Chesapeake’s Cinderella run if the team hopes to make another appearance in the state final.

Girls Lacrosse

The South River girls lacrosse team was also victorious Monday night. The Seahawks dominated Huntingtown 18-4 to advance to the regional championship game.

South River advances to play county foe Broadneck High School. The Bruins knocked off the No. 1 seed Leonardtown 19-9 on Monday and will face South River at 5 p.m. on Wednesday in Edgewater.  

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