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Jackson Holloway knocked an RBI single in the bottom of the fourth to help close the gap for Bedford Metro, but Rustburg added three more runs in the next inning to end the game with a 16-3 victory.
Bedford Metro Shelled by Rustburg 16-3, But Still Alive in Tournament

Bedford Metro, which was undefeated thus far in the DYA 9-to-10 year-old tournament, came with they could finish the evening with a state championship, but were down 8-0 to Rustburg by the second inning.

Rustburg continued to batter the Metro All-Stars leading 12-0 in the bottom of the fourth until Bedford began a comeback scoring three in the fifth inning.

It was too little, too late, however, as Rustburg answered with four more runs in the top of the fifth inning to seal the win.