Amy Hills, Kassidy Garvey and Natalie Robinson hit back-to-back-to-back home runs Thursday in the top of the third inning to help the Forest Park Bruins beat Potomac's softball team 14-2 in five innings via 10-run mercy rule on the road in Dumfries.
Candace Weaver added a three-run triple to give Forest Park an eight-run third inning for a victory via 10-run mercy rule in five innings that improve its record to 5-3 in the Cardinal District and 7-7 overall with a four-game winning streak, while dropping the Panthers to 1-7 and 1-12.
All three third-inning homers came with two outs as Hills hit a two-run shot followed by solo home runs by Garvey and Robinson for a 14-0 lead. Weaver, meanwhile, finished with four RBIs, two runs and a double on 2-for-3 hitting, while Hills went 3-for-3 with three RBIs, two runs, a double, walk and steal. Robinson added two runs and two RBIs on 1-for-2 hitting, while Jenna Langley went 1-for-1 with two runs, two steals and a walk.
Alyssa Gray went 1-for-3 with two runs, a triple, walk and steal, while Madisyn Olson had two steals, a run and walk on 0-for-1 hitting, and Garvey finished 1-for-3.
Langley also combined with Ellie Baranowski to pitch a three-hitter. Baranowski earned the pitching victory in relief by striking out four and allowing two runs on two hits with two walks over three innings, while Langley struck out four and allowed three walks with one hit over two scoreless innings.
For Potomac, Taylor King went 1-for-2 with a double, walk, RBI and run.
Potomac baseball 10, Forest Park 6
The Potomac Panthers overcame an early three-run deficit Thursday to beat Forest Park's baseball team 10-6 at home in Dumfries.
The Bruins took a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but Potomac rallied for a 6-3 lead by the end of the third. Then Braden Mack gave the Panthers the lead for good at 7-4 with an RBI single that scored Julian Cumba in the fourth to boost the Panthers record to 13-3 overall and 8-1 in the Cardinal District while dropping Forest Park to 6-9 and 4-4.
Mack finished with three runs and two RBIs on 2-for-4 hitting, while Ben Thomas went 3-for-4 with two runs, two RBIs, a double and steal. Cody Bosak added two RBIs and a run on 2-for-3 hitting, while Cumba had two runs, a walk and steal on 0-for-2 hitting.
Mack also earned the pitching victory by striking out six while allowing four runs (two earned) on four hits and a walk over four innings.
For Forest Park, Todd Dearborn had two RBIs, a double and run on 1-for-3 hitting, while Nick Davis went 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Nathan Williams added two runs on 1-for-2 hitting, while Andrew Frye went 0-for-1 with two walks and an RBI.
Brentsville baseball 8, Liberty 7
Justin Hairfield hit a walk-off RBI single to center field with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning Thursday to give the Brentsville Tigers an 8-7 victory over Liberty's baseball team at home in Nokesville.
Braeden Deslippe scored the winning run after reaching base on a fielder's choice ground out and advancing to second on an Austin Fitzgerald walk, so Brentsville’s record improved to 12-1 while dropping the Eagles to 6-8.
The Tigers took a 4-1 lead in the bottom of the first inning and finished the third with a 6-1 advantage, but Liberty tied the score at 7-7 with a four-run fourth inning and a two-run sixth, forcing extra innings.
Hairfield finished with two RBIs and a steal on 3-for-5 hitting, while Jake DeLisi went 2-for-5 with two runs, two RBIs and a double. Vince DiMauro added two RBIs and a double on 2-for-4 hitting, while Austin Fitzgerald went 2-for-4 with an RBI and walk.
Finishing with two walks each were Mickey Haynes (1-for-3, triple, steal), Luke Binsted (0-for-3, run), Alex Seymour (1-for-3, run, RBI) and Deslippe (0-for-2, run). Seymour also earned the pitching victory in relief by striking out three while allowing two runs on three hits and a walk over three innings.
For Liberty, Logan Rodney had three RBIs, a triple and run on 2-for-3 hitting, while Will Coppage went 2-for-4 with a triple, double, RBI and run. Rock Hockman added two walks, a double and run on 2-for-3 hitting.
Gar-Field baseball 24, Freedom 0
Drew Early and Connor Bassett combined to pitch a one-hitter Thursday while Gar-Field's offense amassed 20 hits and eight steals to give the Indians a 24-0 victory over Freedom's baseball team in five innings via 10-run mercy rule on the road.
Early struck out nine as the winning pitcher, allowing one hit and zero walks over four innings to give Gar-Field a 3-13 record with a 2-7 mark in the Cardinal District. Bassett added three strikeouts and allowed one walk and zero hits in the fifth.
Early also led Gar-Field offensively, going 4-for-5 with five RBIs, two runs, a triple and steal, while Nick Porter went 1-for-1 with three runs, two RBIs, two steals, a triple and walk. Dylan Dewhurst added three runs, two walks and an RBI on 1-for-2 hitting, while Derrick Venable went 1-for-2 with four runs and a steal.
Matt Oakes went 3-for-3 with a run and RBI, while Jordan Aleskowitz had two RBIs, two steals and a run on 1-for-1 hitting. Adding two runs each were Gavin Bassett (1-for-1, RBI, walk, steal), Caleb Robinson (2-for-4, RBI), Tyler Perry (walk, steal, no official at bat) and Felix Perez (two walks, no official at bat), while Robert Polanco-Ramirez went 2-for-2 with three RBIs and a double.
Andrew Vasquez added two RBIs and a run on 1-for-1 hitting, while Connor Bassett went 2-for-3 with two RBIs.