MIDLOTHIAN, VA (WWBT) - James River has gotten hot at the right time. And now they're two wins away from another baseball state championship.
Tuesday afternoon the Rapids topped Halifax County 3-1 in the state quarterfinals, to move on to Friday's semi's in Chantilly, VA. Kit Scheetz pitched five strong innings to get the victory.
Rapids' speedster Casey Jones got the scoring going, after he stole home plate in the first inning. Mac Caples added an RBI single in the second inning, and that was enough for Scheetz.
The Rapids won back-to-back baseball state championship in 2007 and 2008.
Fellow Central Region competitor Mills Godwin lost in the state quarterfinals to Battlefield 10-5.