Area briefs: Post 21 routs Warrenton 15-2

Posted: July 17, 2013

From Star staff reports

WARRENTON — Winchester Post 21 erupted for seven runs in the first inning and never looked back on the way to a 15-2 victory over Warrenton Post 72 on the road Tuesday evening.

Chase Smallwood went five innings for the win, scattering four hits and striking out five, and Post 21 (17-3, 12-3) piled up 17 hits in the win.

Jacob Carney, John Bentley and Ryan Hartigan totaled three hits apiece, Daniel Moss finished with three RBIs and Cody Unger went 2 for 3 with a double.

Winchester returns home on Friday to host Manassas Post 158 at 7 p.m. at James Wood High School.

NBA LAS VEGAS SUMMER LEAGUE

Green scores 9 points in third game

LAS VEGAS — Winchester resident and former Millbrook High School star Erick Green recorded nine points, two steals, two assists and two rebounds in Denver’s 97-69 loss to Washington Tuesday night in NBA Las Vegas Summer League action.

Green played 16 minutes for Denver, which dropped to 0-3 in its final preliminary round game.

On Monday night, Green had 11 points, three rebounds and one assist in 21 minutes in Denver’s 93-81 loss to Chicago.

The details of Green’s next game in the Summer League were not available at presstime.

MEN’S SOCCER

Casteriana leads SU recruiting class

WINCHESTER — Shenandoah University head men’s soccer coach Corbin Sutton announced his incoming class of recruits Tuesday morning.

Sutton, getting ready to start his third season at the helm of the men’s soccer program, is bringing 12 new student-athletes onto his squad this fall.

The class boasts four local players, including goalkeeper Rodrigo Casteriana from Stephens City and Sherando High School.

Casteriana was named Region II and Northwestern District, and Winchester Star Player of the Year this past spring for the Warriors. He was also named first-team All-Group AA.

Casteriana’s teammate, Cade Petty, is also slated to join the Hornets as are Daniel Martinez (Front Royal/Warren County) and Philip Stewart (Winchester/Handley).

Petty was first team All-Group, Region II and Northwestern District this spring and Stewart was second-team All-Northwestern District.

Former Sherando player Brian Ferraro is transferring from Becker College, where he started 13 of 15 games as a freshman last season and had two goals for four points.

The remainder of the class are natives of Maryland, Virginia and New Jersey.

Huck Pace, a junior back from Boston, Va., is a transfer from ODAC rival Randolph.

Tommy Scott, a back from Rockville, Maryland, has a possible leg up on his freshman teammates in that he has played for Sutton’s club team, FC Frederick, for the past two years. Scott has helped that club to State Cup championships in both 2012 and 2013.

COLLEGE ACADEMICS

SU has 89 earn All-ODAC honors

FOREST — Shenandoah University had 89 student-athletes earn Academic All-ODAC honors in selections announced Tuesday by the league office.

To be eligible for All-ODAC honors, student-athletes must average a 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale during the 2012-13 academic year.

Nineteen of the 20 intercollegiate teams had at least one athlete earn All-ODAC accolades and 10 student-athletes also grabbed an athletic All-ODAC accolade this past year.

Baseball had a department-high 18 players selected while soccer and softball led the women’s side at 10 honorees each.