Brookville Bees baseball headed to semifinals

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It has been two years since the Brookville Bees baseball played in a state semi-finals game. 

This year, they had to wait even longer as the state tournament was pushed back a week due to rain. The Bees don’t mind the delay because they are happy to still be playing baseball.

“Oh it’s amazing, you know some other schools that aren’t playing, they’re always congratulating us and  telling us good luck on then next games,” Brookville Bees pitcher, Brennan Abbott said. “That’s always fun to represent the Seminal District.”

“Just playing as long as I can, especially the couple of seniors that we do have,” Brookville Bees catcher, Jared Glinski said. “One of our guys can’t play, Jake I know he wishes he could play, but just playing as many games as possible with them before it’s over. Just riding the season out as long as we can, and never want to stop playing.”

“A lot of teams don’t get to play right now and just blessed to be able to keep it going and hopefully we can keep on going,” Brookville Bees shortstop Zach Thompson said. 

“We’re playing our best baseball at the end of the season,” Glinkski said. “We just get hot and it’s just a fun ride.”

So much fun, these guys don’t mind the 8 a.m. practices. 

“I can’t really think about coming out here with anybody else but it’s just coming out here with them it’s just fun,” Thompson said. 

Working together to do something that hasn’t been done since 1987.

“Well just like it always has when we get to the state you know this is a baseball school,” Brookville Bees head coach Chris Glaize said. ”We feel it’s a baseball school, it started with coach Jim White that I played for that Coach Yotes played for that we’ve all played for, he set this tone early in the 1980s through the 1990s and 2000s and built this program.”

“We’re just trying to keep it a float and keep it going and you look at the banners around here, and we want to etch our name somewhere in there too,” Glaize said.

“I love them, love them you know it’s been a fun ride. We’re just trying to finish it this year,” Glaize said.

The Bees only need two wins to bring home the Class 3 State Championship Title. 

They will face the TABB Tigers on Thursday at 3 p.m. at Kiwanis Field. If they can sting the Tigers, they will take on the winner of the Fluvanna County and Brentsville District on Friday at noon in the State Championship game. 

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