Area briefs: Post 21 keeps rolling in district tourney
STAFFORD — Winchester Post 21 moved within a win of advancing to the District 16 Tournament championship game with an 11-4 victory over Stafford Americans Post 290 Wednesday evening.
Post 21 (21-4, 16-4) wasted no time taking control fo the game as it pushed across four runs in the first inning, including three on a home run from Middleburg Academy grad Cody Unger.
Winchester would add two more in the second and fourth innings and that was more than enough for starter Addison Barber.
The James Wood grad who will be a preferred walk-on at Old Dominion University this fall went six innings, limiting Stafford Americans to four runs, two earned, on seven hits while striking out three.
Millbrook grad Daniel Nawrocki, who is heading to Shenandoah University, closed out the final three innings, striking out four while not allowing a hit.
Unger finished 3 for 4 with four RBIs, Sherando grad Jacob Carney went 3 for 4 with a double and a triple and James Wood rising senior Nick Goode went 3 for 4 with two RBIs in the win.
Post 21 will next face the winner of the Stafford Nationals-Front Royal Post 53 game (at 9 a.m) in the District 16 Tournament semifinals at 7:30 p.m. today.
Hornets add eight in recruiting class
WINCHESTER — Shenandoah University women’s lacrosse coach Lindsey Lutz announced Wednesday a group of eight women she is adding into her program for the 2014 season.
Lutz, who enters this coming year needing just three wins for 50 in her career, has recruited a class of two attack players, three midfielders, two defenders and one goalkeeper.
These eight women join a group of 15 returnees, including four that earned All-ODAC accolades this past spring.
Shenandoah is coming off of a 12-5 season that saw the squad host the ODAC championship game.
The eight newcomers hail from four states: Delaware, Maryland, New York and Virginia.
The Empire State native, Erin Higgins, was part of a Garden City High School program that won seven straight state championships from 2006 to 2012.
“We were so close to winning a championship this past year,” Lutz said. “These student-athletes are going to help us with our goal of bringing home that first title.”
The 2014 season begins on Feb. 18 with a non-league game at Mary Washington.