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.
Stone Bridge-Waynesboro vs.
Final on Friday
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