Gordonsville Eliminated By McKenzie In State Tournament

Story and Photos by Rusty Ellis

The Gordonsville Tigers saw their season come to an end on Friday in a 10-1 loss to McKenzie in the Class A State Tournament.

The Tigers seemingly got off to a good start in the action, as their first two hitters reached base with singles. The next three hitters all failed to drive them in however, as McKenzie escaped the jam.

McKenzie then followed that up with a rally that saw them put runners at the corners with one out, and a sacrifice fly put them up 1-0 heading to the second.

That’s where the Rebels really took control of the game, as a four-run inning stretched the lead out to five. This was highlighted by a three-run blast from senior Jake McDaniel, as the Rebels grabbed a 5-0 lead.

Gordonsville finally got on the board in the fourth inning, courtesy of a Brant Turner solo home run, but McKenzie seized control right back with four more runs in the bottom of the frame to push the lead to 9-1.

When all was said and done, it was the Rebels who advanced in the State Tournament with a 10-1 victory over the Tigers.

Gordonsville finishes the season with a 25-14 overall record.