Louisa County baseball is riding Lliam Grubbs and Tristan Snyder’s arms, and so far it’s working out just fine for the Lions.
Against Midlothian Thursday night in the Class 4, Region B quarterfinals, it was Grubbs’ turn on the mound. As usual he met the moment, throwing an 11-strikeout, one-walk no-hitter against Midlothian, putting Louisa just one win away from a state tournament berth with a 2-0 win at home.
He had to be that good because the margin of error was slim with Midlothian’s pitcher Camdton Furman allowing just one hit (a bunt by Matt West) and a single earned run. Furman struck out seven and walked three.
In the bottom of the third, McDonald grounded into a fielder’s choice and brought home Austin Nicholas, who’d reached after getting hit by a pitch. West, who’d singled on with his bunt for the game’s lone hit trying to advance Nicholas, then raced home on an error to put Louisa up 2-0.
That lead proved to be enough with Grubbs going to work.
Now the Lions advance to the region final where they’ll host Dinwiddie Tuesday night at 7 p.m.