Lady Buffaloes lose Regional Semi-final match to Glenvar

Controversial calls by officials marred a hard-fought match
The Lady Buffaloes congratulate Olivia Yates after her home run adds two runs that tightened the game.

In a hard-fought game between the Floyd County Lady Buffaloes and perennial challenger Glenvar Highlanders, complicated by more than one questionable call by officials, a comeback was stalled by the Floyd team on a hot day at the Roanoke County High School by a 4-3 Region 2c semi-final loss.

Olivia Yates hit a two-run homer to bring the team to a 4-3 game trailing the Highlanders and a walk put Gracenne Clinger on base as the tying run but a controversial call put her out at second when many felt the second base player blocked her. The official claimed she was not blocked and called her out to end the inning.

In an earlier inning, a drive that appeared to be a home run was called foul by the officials. The call came late, which brought complaints from the Buffaloes coaches.

In the baseball semi-finals, Appomattox beat the Buffaloes 9-8.

More photos and details in next week’s Floyd Press.

Gracenne Clinger avoids a pickoff attempt at first base
Coach Funk argues with the official who called Clinger out in a controversial play where many felt she was blocked by a Glenvar Player

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