Bell's shutout lifts Wood baseball past Tuscarora

LEESBURG — Nick Bell tossed a five-hit shutout to propel the James Wood baseball team to a 7-0 Region 4C semifinal victory over Tuscarora on Tuesday and the Colonels' first state tournament berth since 1985.

Bell did not allow a walk and struck out eight batters.

James Wood (19-5) tied a school-record for wins previously set in 1985 and 2007 and will take on Millbrook (21-2) at 6 p.m. on Thursday in the region championship game. The Pioneers — who are 3-0 against the Colonels this year — beat Heritage 5-0 in Tuesday's other semifinal.

James Wood scored three runs in the third inning, two in the fourth, one in the fifth and one in the seventh.

Other James Wood leaders: Bodie Pullen 3-4, 2 runs, stolen base; Brody Bower 2-3, 2 runs, RBI, stolen base; Jacob Roy 1-3, run, RBI, 2 stolen bases; Colin McGuire 1-3, RBI; Kemper Omps 1-3, run; Eli Miller 1-4, double, RBI.

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