Area briefs: James Wood baseball routs Luray 12-1

Posted: April 15, 2014

From Star staff reports

LURAY — The James Wood baseball team scored five runs in the top half of the first inning and never looked back in a 12-1 win over Luray that was shortened to five innings by the mercy rule Monday.

The Colonels (6-2, 3-1 Northwestern District) piled up 10 hits, with senior Dakota Orndorff going 2 for 3 with three RBIs, senior Noah Keller 1 for 1 with a 2-run home run and junior KaCee Duggan going 2 for 4 with two runs scored.

Senior starter Nick Goode went three innings and allowed just three hits and junior Bryan Whitacre came on in relief and did not allow a hit over the final two innings.

Pioneers 23, Hawks 0

FRONT ROYAL — Every starter had at least one hit and Millbrook scored seven runs in the second and third innings, and eight in the fifth, in a rout of Skyline on the road Monday.

The Pioneers (7-1, 4-0 Northwestern District) got five innings of 1-hit ball from starter Anthony Simonelli and plenty off offensive support.

Junior Bruce Keenan went 2 for 4 with three RBIs and three runs scored, senior Jacob Jaye went 3 for 4 with three runs scored and four RBIs and Conor Hartigan and Matt Hendershot hit back-to-back home runs in the win.

Patriots 19, Colonels 2

STEPHENS CITY — Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy spotted Massanutten Military Academy a two-run lead and then proceeded to score 19 unanswered runs Monday.

SVCA (4-4) took advantage of eight walks and four Colonel errors, senior Patrick McGrath went 1 for 2 with three RBIs and two runs scored and junior Matt Rogers finished 1 for 2 with two RBIs, two runs scored and three stolen bases.

Freshman Cody Robertson struck out nine and allowed just one hit over five innings in the win.

Softball

Bulldogs 9, Colonels 5

LURAY — James Wood scored the first four runs of the game but could not hold onto the lead in a non-district loss on the road at Luray Monday.

The Colonels (2-7) scored three in the first inning and led 5-4 after five innings, but the host Bulldogs pushed across five in the bottom half of the sixth.

Freshman Alyssa Brown went 3 for 4, senior Kierstyn Peacoe went 1 for 3 with a double and an RBI and senior Whitney Dick went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI in the loss.

Boys’ Soccer

Pioneers 10, Hawks 0

FRONT ROYAL — Shane Moyer scored three times and had two assists, Perry Roberson scored twice and had three assists and Millbrook beat Skyline in a mercy-rule shortened game Monday.

The Pioneers (5-1, 1-0 Northwestern District) outshot the Hawks 34-1 and Santiago Sanchez, Tyler Anderson, Esteban Melivilu, Jonathan Richards and David Myers all found the back of the net.

Freshman goalie Christopher Kozlowski recorded his fifth shutout of the season.

Girls’ Soccer

Judges 2, Patriots 0

STERLING — Sophomores Megan Gaynor and Olivia DeArment each scored a goal for Handley in a non-district win over Park View Monday.

Junior Ellie Volinsky tallied five saves in goal for her second shutout for the Judges (4-1).

Pioneers 8, Hawks 0

WINCHESTER — Five different players scored for Millbrook in a mercy-rule shortened win over Skyline Monday.

The Pioneers (5-1-1, 1-0-0 Northwestern District) got three goals from junior Casey Ackerman, two goals from senior Holly Elko, a goal and three assists from senior Devan Davis and a goal each from senior Alysse Hamm and junior Emily Heflin.

Senior goalkeeper Caitlin Schrader made six saves for her third shutout of the season.

Boys’ Tennis

Pioneers 9, Hawks 0

FRONT ROYAL — Millbrook swept Skyline in a Northwestern District match Monday.

No. 1 Hayden Wilfong (10-0), No. 2 Dillon Rice (10-3), No. 3 Sean Franz (10-3), No. 4 Conner Pierson (10-0), No. 5 Mitch Ulich (10-3) and No. 6 Bradley McGuire (10-4) won all six singles sets for the Pioneers (8-0, 3-0 Northwestern District).

Girls’ Tennis

Hawks 6, Pioneers 3

WINCHESTER — Millbrook dropped four of six singles sets and two of three doubles sets in a loss to Skyline Monday.

Sophomore No. 1 Annie Cebrzynski (10-6) and freshman No. 2 Kyle Buza (10-0) won their singles sets and combined to win the lone doubles set (10-4) for the Pioneers.

College Baseball

SU’s Claudio named ODAC Pitcher of the Week

FOREST — Senior Vince Claudio has been named ODAC Pitcher of the Week in selections announced Monday afternoon by the league office.

Claudio earns his second ODAC weekly award of the season after defeating both Frostburg State and Virginia Wesleyan this past week.

The right-hander struck out nine and allowed just two earned runs in 141/3 innings of work to improve to 6-1 on the season.

Batters hit just .224 against Claudio last week with only one extra-base hit.

Women’s Lacrosse

SU’s Bereit named ODAC Player of the Week

FOREST — Junior Liz Bereit has been named ODAC Player of the Week for women’s lacrosse in selections announced Monday afternoon by the league office.

Bereit helped the Hornets to ODAC wins over Randolph-Macon, 9-7, and Virginia Wesleyan, 17-3, with a total of six goals and seven assists for 13 points.

She had three goals and four assists in the first half of that VWC game to help SU out to an 11-1 halftime advantage.

She added three groundballs, six draw controls and six caused turnovers to help coach Lindsey Lutz’s club extend its winning streak to five games.