Who's In

Quarterfinals on Monday

Waynesboro at Stone Bridge, 6

Sherando at Louisa County, 7

Fluvanna/Western Albemarle at Fauquier, 7

Loudoun Valley at

Turner Ashby, 7:30

Semifinals on Wednesday

Turner Ashby-Loudoun Valley vs.

Louisa-Sherando

Stone Bridge-Waynesboro vs.

Fauquier-TBA

Final on Friday

Semifinal winners

Who You Know

Stone Bridge, as a team, has been on a tear offensively. That particularly applies to junior outfielder Sean Ryan, who is batting .500 from the leadoff spot. Ryan has 39 hits this season.

Three area pitchers -- Fauquier sophomore Michael Manfro (6-1), Loudoun Valley junior Brandon Michon (6-1) and Stone Bridge senior Ryan Rohr (8-0) -- are each also capable of taking over a game.

Who You Should Know

Louisa County Coach Bill Pelot continues to guide his team into regional tournament play; the Lions have qualified in 21 of the past 22 years. This season, Pelot has relied heavily on Kyle Fleming and on his son, Evan, as Louisa won the Jefferson District. Under Bill Pelot, Louisa County won the Virginia AA championship in 1990 -- defeating a Wayne Todd-coached Broad Run team. Todd, now at Loudoun Valley, and Pelot could meet Wednesday.

Who Should Advance

Stone Bridge stands a good chance of advancing out of its half of the bracket, having won 15 of its past 16 games. Turner Ashby, a perennially strong team, also is expected to advance. In addition to solid pitchers Chad Rhodes and Justin Miller, Turner Ashby has several big hitters, led by Kevin Hughes.

Who Could Advance

Sherando has won seven of nine games entering this week and defeated Stone Bridge twice during the regular season. Junior right-hander Matt McCarty is the team's ace pitcher, but lefty Jordan Gibson is equally capable of winning games. "Sherando is the hot team right now," Stone Bridge Coach Sam Plank said. "They're playing really well, and with two really good pitchers they can certainly make some noise in this tournament."

-- ANGELA WATTS

The baseball is looking big to some of Stone Bridge's hitters, and junior Sean Ryan in particular. Ryan is batting .500.Stone Bridge's David Ball, left, readies for contact with Loudoun Valley catcher Bobby Stakes in a game earlier this year. Both teams advanced to the Region II tournament.