The Patriot Pioneers clinched the Cedar Run District regular season championship Thursday by beating Stonewall Jackson’s boys lacrosse team 14-4 at home in Nokesville.
Ethan Castleman and Jake Himeon scored three goals each to give Patriot a 4-0 record in the district and a 9-4 mark overall while the Raiders fell to 9-4. Adding two goals each were Ryan Kindle, Zach Walsh and Caden Caparella, while Nick Capannelli and Jimon Weber had one apiece. Capannelli also won the majority of the faceoffs.
Defensively, the Pioneers shut out Stonewall in the second half with Tristan Lenard in goal.
Patriot baseball 3, Stonewall Jackson 0
“Peyton Puhlick and Aiden Fairchild played some outstanding lock-down defense,” Patriot coach Dan Puhlick said. “Lenard was once again outstanding.”
Luke Basler and A.J. Escobar combined to pitch a three-hitter Thursday to give the Patriot Pioneers a 3-0 victory over Stonewall Jackson's baseball team on the road in Manassas.
Basler struck out seven while allowing three hits and two walks over 5 2/3 innings to give the Pioneers a 6-0 record in the Cedar Run District with a 14-2 mark overall, including a six-game winning streak, while the Raiders fell to 0-7 and 3-15. So Basler has a 4-0 record in four pitching appearances this season with a 0.46 ERA and 1.07 WHIP.
Escobar pitched the final 1 1/3 innings Thursday with one strikeout, one walk and zero hits to help compose the fourth shutout of the season for a Patriot team that allows an average of only 2.6 runs per game.
Offensively, Josh Jansen went 3-for-3 with a double and Bryce DeGrood went 3-for-3, while Andrew Casey went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Kyle VanDenburg went 2-for-4 with a double.
So Stonewall's Mark Klein took the pitching loss despite allowing only two unearned runs on five hits and three walks while striking out one over three innings.
Battlefield boys soccer 3, Osbourn Park 1
The Battlefield Bobcats won their third consecutive Cedar Run District match Thursday by beating Osbourn Park’s boys soccer team 3-1 at home in Haymarket.
Tyler Schoettle, Caleb Wooler and Noor Hunt scored Battlefield’s goals to give them a 5-1-1 record in the district with an 8-5-1 mark overall. Collin Enis finished with one assist, helping the Bobcats win six of their past eight games after a 2-3-1 start to the season.