Trevon Phillips scored three goals Wednesday to lead the Hylton Bulldogs to a 6-3 victory over Mount Vernon during the quarterfinals of the Class 6 Region C boys soccer tournament at home in Woodbridge.
So their record improved to 16-2 and they advanced to play Woodson in the semifinals May 29 as they pursue their first state berth since 2014.
“I think our opportunity is good,” Hylton coach Brandon Walker said earlier this season. “The hard part is you want them to be mentally focused. As a coach, it’s always our biggest concern.”
Last season, Hylton lost in the region quarterfinals.
Against Mount Vernon, Jared DuBose added two goals against Mount Vernon with Thomas Corral-Chavez scoring once.
Hylton softball 10, Annandale 2
Corinne Knapp pitched a three-hitter and produced three runs with three RBIs offensively to give the Hylton Bulldogs a 10-2 victory over Annandale during the first round of the Class 6 Region C softball tournament Wednesday at home in Woodbridge.
She struck out 12 batters and allowed only one earned run (one unearned) on three hits and two walks over seven innings to give Hylton, a No. 2 seed, a 17-6 record and a spot in the quarterfinals against West Springfield, a No. 1 seed, after ending the season for Annandale, a No. 4 seed.
Offensively, she finished 3-for-4 with a home run and double, while Abby Lutz went 2-for-3 with two RBIs, a double, run and walk. Adding two runs each were Kendall Gobin (1-for-3, RBI), Grace Lutz (2-for-3, two doubles, walk) and Trinity Mizelle (2-for-4, double, steal). They helped the Bulldogs score five runs in the bottom of the first inning for an insurmountable lead.
Battlefield softball 16, Herndon 1
Six Battlefield players produced at least two RBIs each Wednesday to lead the Battlefield Bobcats to a 16-1 victory over Herndon during the first round of the Class 6 Region D softball tournament at home in Haymarket.
Keelie Sealock led them with three RBIs, three runs, a double and walk on 2-for-3 hitting to help Battlefield, a No. 2 seed, advance to the quarterfinals against Marshall, a No. 1 seed, after ending the season for Herndon, a No. 4 seed. She hit a two-run single as part of a 12-run third inning.
Kelsey Ryan added three runs and two RBIs on 3-for-4 hitting, while Emma McCauley went 2-for-3 with three runs, two steals and an RBI. Haley Stoneman had three RBIs and a run on 3-for-5 hitting, while adding two RBIs each were Lilly Compton (1-for-2, two walks, run), Megan Webb (1-for-3, two walks, double) and Caroline Joy (2-for-5, two doubles).
Webb also earned the pitching victory by striking out 10 while allowing one unearned run on four hits and a walk over five innings.
Battlefield baseball 4, Herndon 1
Adam Kuzmicki hit a pair of solo home runs Wednesday to help the Battlefield Bobcats beat Herndon 4-1 during the first round of the Class 6 Region D baseball tournament at home in Haymarket.
He finished 2-for-3 while Bobcats pitcher Zach Agnos struck out 12 and allowed the one run on six hits and zero walks over seven innings to give them a 17-4 record. So Battlefield, a No. 2 seed, advanced to play Marshall, a No. 1 seed, in the quarterfinals.
Carter Cunningham finished with two RBIs, a double and steal on 2-for-3 hitting, while Luis Hernandez went 2-for-3 with a run. Jacob Lawler added two walks and a steal on 0-for-1 hitting, helping Battlefield overcome an early 1-0 deficit.