Prince George wins first class 5 state baseball title

Posted at 12:58 AM, Jun 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-10 11:22:28-04

GLEN ALLEN, Va. -- The Prince George Royals boys baseball team earned their first class 5 state title Saturday against Potomac.

It was a big afternoon for Buck Albers, who got a strikeout to end an inning.

At the top of third, it was 1-0 Royals. Justin Starke got an RBI single that would score a run to make it 2-0 PG.

Then it was a double steal after a bad throw by Potomac. It was one of five of the afternoon that allowed Tevin Tucker to score 3-0.

Prince George wins first class 5 state baseball title

Prince George wins first class 5 state baseball title

Then there was a wild pitch that brought in another run before a wild pitch brought in another run: a four-run third for the Royals.

That was more than enough for Albers, who tossed a complete game, one-hit shutout.

Prince George won their first state title in baseball in school history 8-0 over Potomac.

“I thought it was possible. We had a couple injuries early, but we overcame the injuries and we got those guys back. And then we started building momentum," Mickey Roberts, Prince George's longtime head baseball coach, said. "And from that point, I had a good feeling that we were going to roll right through and get ourselves to this point.”

The Prince George County Police Department posted video of the team's return home Saturday afternoon.

"A special police escort for our State Champs," reads a post on the department's Facebook page. "Congratulations to Prince George High School Baseball team on winning the State Championship! #Goroyals!"

The Prince George Royals earned a rare first-time sweep in baseball and softball in the Virginia High School League championship games. The softball team won their first state softball title 11-4 against Brooke Point.