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Here's a look at the big games coming up for area schools in the VHSL softball and lacrosse playoffs.

The region softball playoffs begin this week in Virginia with a number of local teams poised to make runs toward a state title.

The Statesmen's six baseball, lacrosse, soccer and softball teams all win conference crowns in unprecedented two-day span.

With two weeks remaining in the regular season, it’s time to break down the Virginia playoff picture to see which teams are currently in, which are likely in, and which have work to do.

Marshall catcher Mitch Blackstone commits to Cornell after a strong spring and summer on the diamond.

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  • Sep 10, 2014
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After two years at New Mexico State, former Marshall standout shortstop Kent Blackstone comes home to play for George Mason.

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  • Jul 31, 2014
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After a weekend trip to Coastal Carolina that involved a travel ball tournament and campus tour Marshall pitcher Will Brooke orally committed to the Chanticleers

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  • Jun 30, 2014
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Marshall catcher Mitch Blackstone has received college interest after a strong spring, but he still awaits an offer.

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  • Jun 19, 2014
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School may be out and contests may be cancelled, but some area athletes won't let a little snow deter them from polishing their game ahead of the postseason.

Key defensive changes and the return of senior pitcher Mike Evans, a James Madison University signee, has lifted Marshall into the Northern Region tournament after an 0-7 start.

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  • May 16, 2013
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