Mason Posey did the job on the mound and at the plate Tuesday to help host Brentsville beat York 3-1 in the 3A state baseball quarterfinals.
The George Mason University signee went 1 for 2 with two walks and three RBIs. As the Tigers’ starting pitcher, Posey tossed 6.2 innings and allowed two hits, five walks and no earned runs and struck out eight.
With the win, Brentsville (17-6) plays Spotsylvania Friday in the state semifinals in Salem at 10 a.m. The game is a rematch of the 3A Region B final won by Brentsville 6-3.
Posey’s longest inning was the first when he threw 37 pitches. York took a 1-0 lead in the first as well. But Posey shut down York the rest of the way. Vince DiMauro finished things out by striking out the last batter for the third out to earn the save.
Brentsville took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the first. Sam Beard walked and was replaced with courtesy runner Isaiah Thomas. Thomas moved to second on a passed ball and then to third on Billy Hoad’s single.
Posey then singled to center that scored Thomas and Hoad.
Brentsville 3-1 in the second. With the bases loaded, Posey walked.
In the bottom of the third, Collin Reid singled to score Jake DeLisi from second.
Sam Llaneza and Hoad each had two hits. Hoad and DeLisi also each had two stolen bases.
Llaneza came up with a big defensive play in the top of the third when he field a single to left, threw to DeLisi who relayed the ball to DiMauro at third and tagged the runner out.