In the bottom of the eighth inning Friday, Brian Wilson hit a leadoff single, stole third and scored on an error to give the Patriot Pioneers a walk-off 7-6 victory over South Lakes during the quarterfinals of the Class 6 Region D baseball tournament at home in Nokesville.
So Patriot, a No. 1 seed, won despite falling behind 3-0 early and advanced to play Centreville, a No. 2 seed, in the semifinals with a 17-4 record after ending the season for South Lakes, a No. 3 seed. The Pioneers rallied with a run in the bottom of the second inning, two in the third and three in the fourth for a 6-4 lead, but the Seahawks scored twice in the seventh to force extra innings.
Wilson finished 2-for-5 with two runs while Eli Serrano went 3-for-4 with two RBIs, a run and walk. Tyler Helbert added a two-run homer on 1-for-4 hitting, while Andrew Casey went 2-for-3 with a double, RBI, walk and run.
On the mound, reliever Bert Redding struck out six while allowing one walk and zero hits over two scoreless innings for the win.
Osbourn Park softball 3, South Lakes 1
Facing a one-run deficit in the bottom of the sixth inning, the Osbourn Park Yellow Jackets scored three times to beat South Lakes 3-1 Friday during the quarterfinals of the Class 6 Region D softball tournament at home in Manassas.
Lily Burns tied the score 1-1 with an RBI single that scored Kiki Edwards, who led off the inning with a double. Then Reagan Wolford scored the winning run on a ground out to give Osbourn Park, a No. 1 seed, a 20-2 record and a spot in the semifinals against Langley, also a No. 1 seed, after ending the season for South Lakes, a No. 3 seed.
So Alena Hillyard earned the pitching victory by striking out seven and allowing one run on eight hits and zero walks over seven innings. Burns finished 2-for-3 offensively, while Edwards went 1-for-2.
Colgan softball 3, Robinson 2
Bella Piacesci scored on a Morgan Thornton ground ball in the bottom of the seven inning Friday to give the Colgan Sharks a 3-2 victory over Robinson during the Class 6 Region C softball tournament at home in Manassas.
Meghan Murphy began the inning with a one-out walk and Piacesci replaced her as a pinch runner, moving to third on an Alice Charboneau double. So Colgan, a No. 1 seed boosted its record to 19-5 and advanced to a semifinal game against South County, a No. 2 seed, after ending the season for Robinson, a No. 3 seed.
The Sharks actually trailed 2-0 early before rallying in the bottom of the fifth by scoring a pair of runs on an error and passed ball. So Thornton earned the pitching victory by striking out six while allowing two runs on seven hits and two walks over seven innings.
Charboneau finished with two doubles on 2-for-4 hitting, while Murphy had three walks with 0-for-1 hitting. Liacesci added two runs and a steal as a pinch runner, while Halee Hawkins went 1-for-4 with a run and steal.
Forest Park baseball 2, Justice 0
Nick Davis hit an RBI triple in the bottom of the fifth inning Friday to give the Forest Park Bruins a 2-0 victory over Justice during the quarterfinals of the Class 6 Region C baseball tournament at home in Woodbridge.
So Nathan WIlliams earned the pitching victory after throwing 6 2/3 scoreless innings and allowing four hits and four walks while striking out five. Griffin Boone added the save by recording the final out of the game, giving Forest Park, a No. 1 seed, a 13-10 record and a bid to the semifinals against West Springfield, also a No. 1 seed, after ending the season for Justice, a No. 2 seed.
Offensively, Davis finished 1-for-2 with a run while Todd Dearborn went 2-for-3 and James Dumoulin went 0-for-2 with a steal and run.
Battlefield baseball 19, Marshall 7
Craig Miles and Zach Agnos each had four RBIs with a home run Friday during the Battlefield Bobcats' 19-7 victory over Marshall in the quarterfinals of the Class 6 Region D baseball tournament on the road in Falls Church.
Miles finished 2-for-3 with four runs, three walks and a steal while Agnos went 2-for-5 with a run to give Battlefield, a No. 2 seed, an 18-4 record and a spot in the semifinals against Westfield, a No. 1 seed, after ending the season for Marshall, also a No. 1 seed.
The Bobcats built a 12-0 lead before adding seven runs in the sixth inning. Carter Cunningham ended with four RBIs, two runs, a double, walk and steal, while Adam Kuzmicki went 1-for-3 with three runs, three steals and a walk. Tyler Klus added two runs, two RBIs, a double and walk on 2-for-4 hitting, while Connor McAuley went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs.
Jacob Lawler went 1-for-3 with two runs, two walks and a double, while Jackson Baird earned the pitching victory by striking out three and allowing one earned run (two unearned) on four walks and two hits over four innings.