Area briefs: Clarke softball beats Central 13-5 in district opener
BERRYVILLE — The Clarke County softball team team scored 12 runs in the first two innings en route to beating Central 13-5 Tuesday at Grubbs Field in the Eagles’ Bull Run District opener.
Clarke County (4-1, 1-0 Bull Run) was led by Megan Rion (2 for 2), Olivia Gore (two-run double, three runs, two walks), Allie Hicks (2 for 4 with an RBI), Becky Smith (2 for 2 with an RBI) and Helen Good (1 for 2 with three RBIs). Sarah Miller (3-0) went the distance in the circle, allowing 10 hits, two walks and striking out nine.
Lions 9, Patriots 8
LEESBURG — Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy scored five runs in the top of the seventh to tie the game 8-8, but Leesburg Christian scored the winning run on a bases-loaded walk with one out in the bottom of the frame.
The Patriots (1-2) got the tying runs on a two-RBI hit by Bobby Albright.
For SVCA, Jacob Heflin went 3 for 4 with a double and four RBIs and Matt Rogers went 2 for 3 with three runs and two stolen bases. Eighth grader Cody Robertson was strong in relief, allowing three earned runs in four innings.
Pioneers 3, Falcons 2
WINCHESTER — Millbrook got goals from Carlos Sosa, Hugo Sanchez Contreras and Perry Roberson in a non-district win over Briar Woods at home Tuesday.
The Pioneers (2-2) became the first team to score on the Falcons this season as Roberson, Tyler Anderson and Shane Moyer added assists in the win.
Eagles 6, Falcons 0
WOODSTOCK — Davey Hardesty and Eric Hoyt scored two goals apiece to help lead Clarke County to a win over Central in their Bull Run District opener.
The Eagles (2-1, 1-0) also got goals from Ian Dors and Theodore Biddle-Snead and assists from Macson McGuigan and Brett Manahan, as well as Hoyt, Biddle-Snead and Hardesty.
Goalkeeper Danny O’Donnell tallied eight saves in the shutout.
Warriors 3, Tigers 0
NOKESVILLE — Tyler Morris scored twice, Tommy Buono scored once and Rodrigo Casteriana recorded his first shutout of the season in Sherando’s non-district win over Brentsville Tuesday.
The Warriors (2-0) also got a pair of assists from Cade Petty, one from Austin Wernecke and solid defensive play from Tanner Ruths, Tylar Clowsar, Collin Ellias and Alex Burns to help preserve the win.
Patriots 5, Warriors 0
STEPHENS CITY — Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy senior midfielder Jessica Crowley scored a goal and assisted on two other goals in the Patriots' victory over Mt. Carmel on Tuesday.
Crowley scored in the 10th minute off an assist by Megan Norton, and SVCA’s Abi Deaty (12th minute) and Bethany Emswiller (25th minute) also scored in the first half to put the Patriots ahead 3-0 at the break.
Hannah McGann (44th minute) and Maddie Deason (46th minute) added second-half goals off assists by Crowley. McGann and Katie Wykoff also had assists for SVCA.
The Patriots (3-0) outshot the Warriors 21-1. Lindsay Silva made on save in the shutout.
Wildcats 9, Eagles 0
BERRYVILLE — Clarke County dropped to 0-6 with a non-district loss to Warren County Tuesday.
The Eagles got their most wins from Eli McGraw and Ted Schultz, who lost 10-8 at No. 1 doubles.
Falcons 9, Pioneers 0
WINCHESTER — Millbrook dropped to 1-3 with a non-district loss to Central Tuesday.
The Pioneers got their most wins from Sean Franz at No. 3 singles, who lost 11-9.
Falcons 6, Pioneers 3
WOODSTOCK — Millbrook was swept in doubles action in losing a non-district match to Central Tuesday.
The Pioneers (1-4) received singles wins from Jenny Beasley (10-5) at No. 1, Kyle Nordin (10-5 at No. 4) and Holly Stevens (11-10, 7-4) at No. 6.
Wildcats 6, Eagles 3
FRONT ROYAL — Clarke County fell to 1-4 with a non-district loss to Warren County Tuesday.
The Eagles received wins from Callie Elliston at No. 2 singles (10-7), Tess Ashby at No. 5 singles (11-9) and Ashby and Sam Smith at No. 3 doubles (10-4).
Eagles 2, Hornets 1
WINCHESTER — Visiting Bridgewater College kept its ODAC baseball record perfect on the season with a victory over No. 18 Shenandoah Tuesday afternoon.
The Eagles (17-6, 10-0 ODAC) scored two runs on just one hit in the third and made it stand up against SU (16-7, 8-6).
The Hornets, who scored one run in the eighth, loaded the bases in the ninth only to see BC closer Nick Corbin induce John Wilt into a lineout to right to end the game.
SU had loaded the bases with two outs on an Andrew Creamer single to right center, a Nick Beall single to right and a walk to Lew Johnson.
Corbin then got Wilt on the sinking liner to right to post his first save of the spring.
Corey Armentrout (3-0) earned the win after allowing one run on five hits and two walks in seven innings pitched.
Corbin Lucas drove in that lone run, swatting a double to left with two outs in the eighth.
Lucas plated Johnson, who had pinch run for classmate Garrett Wooddell after Wooddell led off the SU eighth with a single up the middle.
Bridgewater scored those two runs in the third as Cavin Clyde led off with a single and the next two hitters reached via fielder's choice to load the bases.
Jonathan Mason and Andrew Hacker then plated runs with sacrifice flies to center and left, respectively.
That inning made freshman Darrell Thompson (1-1) the hard-luck loser. Thompson allowed the two runs on six hits in 71/3 innings. He struck out four.
Wilt paced the Hornets offense with two hits.