The Richlands softball team entered Friday's game against Lebanon only needing two more wins to capture the class AA Virginia state championship.
The Blue Tornado scored early, but Lebanon tied the game at the top of the 4th inning.
The matchup quickly turned into a pitching dual, as the game required extra innings in order to decide a winner.
At the bottom of the 10th inning with bases loaded, the Lebanon pitcher released the ball low, and the ball nailed the Richlands batter in the foot. By rule, that brought the runner on third base home, which gave the Blue Tornado the 2-1 victory.
Up next, the Blue Tornado will face Page County on Saturday for the state title. The first pitch is scheduled for 1pm.
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