River Bluff Beats Lexington for 5A Lower State Title

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River Bluff baseball came in to tonight's 5A baseball lower state championship with a tough task: beat rival Lexington twice. But that's exactly what they did as they dominated their rival 8-2 in game 1 and 11-0 in game 2 to win the 5A lower state championship.

Both games were won early on as the Gators came out firing in both affairs. After being down 2-0 in the top of the fourth in game one, the Gators reeled off 5 runs to make it 5-2. A solo home-run in the 6th made it 8-2 and that game was in the books.

If you thought the Gators might have a let down in game two, you'd be wrong. River Bluff took an 11-0 lead after just the second inning, winning the contest in 5 innings to advance to the state championship against Northwestern.

"Whether it ends in victory next week or the other way around, it's gonna be hard for me with these seniors," Gators head coach Mark Bonnette said. "These guys are everything that River Bluff high school and baseball is about."

"We believe in our coaching staff. We believe in each other," Gators pitcher Stephen Kight said. "That's pretty much all you need. We're a family here and, even though they did beat us last game, we had confidence coming in that we were gonna beat 'em twice."

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