The Brentsville Tigers will play in the state semifinals for the third consecutive season after defeating Colonial Heights 3-0 Tuesday during the quarterfinals of the Class 3 girls soccer tournament at home in Nokesville.
Madison Fitzpatrick broke a scoreless tie in the 23rd minute of the first half with a goal that gave Brentsville a 16-2-2 record and a bid to the semifinals against Monticello at Salem High. The Tigers will enter that contest with a 10-game winning streak as they try to again advance to the state championship game after finishing as the 2018 and 2017 Class 3 runner-up.
Taylor McGovern assisted Fitzpatrick’s goal before scoring herself six minutes later with an assist from Catharine Forst. Fitzpatrick then scored her second goal of the game with four minutes remaining in the second half, while goalkeeper Emily Cipolla helped give the Tigers their 13th shutout of the season.
Brentsville baseball 5, Park View 4
Jake DeLisi hit a two-out RBI single Tuesday in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Brentsville Tigers a bid to the state semifinals for the second consecutive season with a 5-4 victory over Park View (South Hill) in the quarterfinals of the Class 3 baseball tournament at home in Nokesville.
Braeden Deslippe scored on the play as a pinch runner for Sam Beard, who hit a leadoff single in the ninth. So Brentsville improved its record to 21-3 with an eight-game winning streak and set up a semifinal game Friday against Fluvanna at Kiwanis Field in Salem despite falling behind Park View 2-0 in the quarterfinals.
The Tigers took a brief 3-2 lead with a pair of runs in the fourth and one in the fifth before the Dragons regained the lead with one run in the sixth and one in the top of the seventh. So the Tigers needed a two-out RBI single from DeLisi in the bottom of the seventh to score Deslippe after Beard's leadoff single and force extra innings.
So the Tigers will return to the state semifinals, during which they lost last season to Spotsylvania, 8-6 in eight innings, during their first state appearance since 2010. Brentsville took a 6-5 lead in the top of the eighth during that game, but Spotsylvania scored three runs in the bottom of the inning to win en route to claiming the state championship.
On Tuesday, DeLisi finished with four RBIs and a triple on 4-for-5 hitting, while Beard went 3-for-5 with a triple and Deslippe finished with two steals and two runs without an at bat. Collin Reid went 1-for-4 with a double, run and walk, while Justin Hairfield went 1-for-3 with an RBI and walk.
DeLisi also pitched 5 1/3 innings, allowing three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out eight, but Vince DiMauro earned the victory by pitching 3 2/3 innings. He struck out four while allowing one unearned run on two walks and zero hits.