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RCC Gulls win 8th state baseball title

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Members of the state champion RCC Gulls, include, kneeling from left, Justin Barnes, Spotsylvania; Chad Anglin, Gloucester; Bo Taylor, Caroline; Luke Keranen, Courtland; Brett Crawford, Gloucester; Joshua Tuck, City of Richmond; Alex Thomas, King William; and Brent Steffey, Colonial Beach. Standing, from left, are assistant coach Wade Johnson; assistant coach Mickey Robertson; Jeff Myers, Franklin; Brandon Powers, Hanover; Keith Parr, Richmond County; Ethan Halberg, Gloucester; Jonathan English, Westmoreland; James Gottwald, City of Richmond; Cody Coleman, King William; and head coach Jack Moore.

On May 10, Rappahannock Community College’s baseball team defeated Danville Community College 4-3 to win the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) Conference tournament championship for the eighth time. Coach Jack Moore brought the Gulls through the season with a conference record of 13-1 and an overall mark of 19-7.

Coach Moore said that the team got off to a rough start, losing two close games, but came from behind in the third game to turn the season around. From that point forward, he said, the players began to work together and improve. He presented to them the twin concepts of never playing on emotion and learning to focus, and over the season saw them absorb these ideas and mature into much better ballplayers.

posted 05.30.2009

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