Rockbridge Rapids

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Magic number down to 1

            Starting pitcher Jeremy Jansen held the Covinginton Jacks to just two hits during six innings of pitching and the Rapids scored two runs in the fifth to top the Jacks 2-0 last night.

            The Rapids got in trouble on the defensive side of the ball multiple times, including the Jacks loading the bases with no outs in the ninth against closer Kevin McCulloh. McCulloh was able to keep the Jacks off of the scoreboard and secure the win for the Rapids by getting the next out.

            Leading the way for the Rapids was second baseman Chandler Smetana and shortstop Brody Greer. Smetana went 2-4 with an RBI and a run scored. Greer returned to the lineup after missing the past few games and went 1 for 3 with an RBI.

            With the win the Rapids now just need to win just one of their next three games or have Staunton lose its final game of the season to make the playoffs.

            Tonight the Rapids face off against New Market at home in a 7 pm contest before taking part in a double-header tomorrow against Waynesboro to close out the regular season.