The Potomac Panthers clinched a conference-level regular season championship for the third consecutive year by beating Colgan’s baseball team 7-3 Friday on the road in Manassas.
They fell behind 3-0 early but hit seven consecutive singles as part of a seven-run third inning to win the Cardinal District title with a 10-1 record while improving to 16-3 overall and dropping the Sharks to 5-5 and 9-9. So Potomac has won 26 district-level championships over 38 seasons.
Brody Mack earned the pitching victory by striking out seven while allowing three unearned runs on four hits and three walks over six innings. He also went 1-for-4 offensively with one run and one RBI, while Braden Mack had two RBIs and a run on 1-for-4 hitting. Ben Thomas added an RBI on 2-for-2 hitting.
For Colgan, Ryley Johnson went 2-for-4 with a run, RBI and steal.
Battlefield softball 13, Osbourn Park 2
Osbourn Park suffered its first Cedar Run District loss of the softball season thanks to the Battlefield Bobcats, who scored three runs in the first inning Friday and four in the second to beat the Yellow Jackets 13-2 at home in six innings via 10-run mercy rule.
With the victory, the Bobcats avenged a 10-4 loss to OP on April 9 and improved their record to 5-2 in the district with a 9-9 mark overall, while the Yellow Jackets fell to 6-1 and 16-2 with their first losing streak of the season after beginning on a 16-0 run.
Megan Webb pitched a three-hitter against an OP team that entered the evening averaging 12.5 hits per game with fewer than eight in only one contest. The Yellow Jackets also averaged 10.7 runs per game entering Friday, but they fell behind 8-0 to Battlefield by the bottom of the fourth inning. Webb struck out three and allowed only two unearned runs with four walks.
Offensively, Kelsey Ryan had three runs, two RBIs and two walks on 2-for-2 hitting, while Anna Velardi went 2-for-3 with three RBIs, two runs, a walk and steal. Emma McCauley added two RBIs, two walks and run without an official at bat, while going 2-for-4 were Siann Meadows (one run, double, steal) and Caroline Joy.
Osbourn Park baseball 9, Battlefield 5
The Osbourn Park Yellow Jackets used a pair of three-run innings Friday to beat Battlefield's baseball team 9-5 at home and avenge an April 9 loss to the Bobcats, 7-2.
The Yellow Jackets built a 9-1 lead by the end of the fifth inning with the help of seven walks and four errors, so they survived a four-run sixth inning by Battlefield to boost their record to 5-2 in the district and 12-5 overall while the Bobcats fell to 4-3 and 13-4.
Mason Balsis led OP with two doubles, two runs and an RBI on 2-for-4 hitting, while Shane Saunders went 2-for-2 with two runs, two walks, a double and walk. Aidan Burns added two runs and an RBI on 2-for-4 hitting, while A.J. Shepard went 2-for-3 with two steals, a run and walk. Plus, Jed Barrett had two walks and a steal on 0-for-2 hitting.
So Cameron Mozingo-Morales earned the pitching victory by striking out three while allowing four runs on five hits and two walks over five innings. Erik Parnell added three strikeouts while allowing one run on three hits over two innings.
For Battlefield, Carter Cunningham hit two solo home run and finished 3-for-4, while Adam Kuzmicki went 1-for-3 with a double, RBI and run.
Brentsville girls soccer 10, Manassas Park 0
With four goals by Katy Miller, the Brentsville Tigers rebounded from their first loss in Class 3 Northwestern District play by defeating Manassas Park’s girls soccer team 10-0 Friday at home in Nokesville.
They improved their record to 7-2-2 with a 4-0-1 district mark after losing April 30 to William Monroe, 2-1.
Against the Cougars, Maria Mendo had two goals, while scoring one each were Johanna Dobek, Catharine Forst, Ashley Foveaux and Kristen Dobek. Adding one assist apiece were Catharine Forst, Kristen Dobek and Jackie Nguyen.
Brentsville softball 9, Manassas Park 3
The Brentsville Tigers stole seven bases Friday to help them break a 12-game losing streak with a 9-3 victory over Manassas Park's softball team at home in Nokesville.
The Tigers trailed 2-1 entering the bottom of the third inning, but Hanna Guidry scored on a wild pitch to tie the game before Mara Brooks gave them the lead with an RBI single that scored Celine Jenkins. Brentsville scored five runs in the third en route to boosting their record to 2-12 with a 1-3 mark in the Class 3 Northwestern District.
Emily Post finished with three steals, two runs, two RBIs, two walks and a double on 2-for-2 hitting, while Jenkins went 2-for-4 with three runs and two steals. Rachel Bush added three RBIs on 2-for-4 hitting, while Olivia Gagne had two hits, two walks, an RBI and steal on 0-for-1 hitting.
Brooks went 2-for-4 with a run and RBI while Lexi Reid went 2-for-4 with a double.
Forest Park baseball 27, Freedom 1
Five Forest Park players scored at least three runs each to help the Bruins defeat Freedom's baseball team 27-1 at home Friday in five innings via 10-run mercy rule.
Nick Davis led them with four runs and was also one of three Forest Park pitchers who combined to throw a two-hitter that gave the Bruins a 9-9 record with a 7-4 mark in the Cardinal District. Davis struck out five and allowed one hit with zero walks over two scoreless innings, while Aiden Unroe struck out four and allowed one run on two hits and zero walks over two innings. Andrew Frye added two strikeouts while allowing one walk and zero hits in a scoreless fifth inning.
Offensively, Joey Henriques went 4-for-4 with five RBIs, three runs, a walk and a steal, while Davis had three RBIs, two steals and a double on 2-for-2 hitting. Chase Stoltman added four runs, four RBIs and two doubles on 3-for-5 hitting, while Frye went 3-for-5 with three runs, a double and RBI.
Adding two RBIs and one run each were Griffin Boone (3-for-3 triple), Ben Burhenn (2-for-2) and James Dumoulin (1-for-2, double, steal), while Unroe went 2-for-5 with three runs. They helped the Bruins score 10 runs in the second inning and three in the third.
Forest Park softball 26, Freedom 1
Amy Hills hit a grand slam and scored four runs Friday to help the Forest Park Bruins beat Freedom's softball team 26-1 at home via 10-run mercy rule.
Her two-out home run ended the game's scoring in the bottom of the fourth inning after Kassidy Garvey hit a solo homer in the third to help boost the Bruins’ record to 8-3 in the Cardinal District and 10-7 overall. Hills finished with five RBIs, two walks, a triple and steal on 3-for-3 hitting, while Garvey went 3-for-3 with two runs, two RBIs and a double.
Chloe Stoss added three RBIs, two runs, a walk and steal on 2-for-2 hitting, while Candace Weaver went 2-for-2 with three runs and an RBI. Adding two runs and two RBIs each were Michela Attianese (1-for-3, two walks), Alyssa Gray (1-for-2) and Madisyn Olson (1-for-2, walk), while Jenna Langley went 2-for-2 with two doubles, two runs and an RBI.
Natalie Robinson went 3-for-3 with two runs, two walks, a triple, RBI and steal, while Ellie Baranowski went 1-for-3 with three RBIs, a run and steal. Baranowski also pitched four innings and allowed one unearned run on two hits and zero walks with seven strikeouts.
Colgan softball 11, Potomac 0
The Colgan Sharks hit four home runs and six doubles Friday with Morgan Thornton and Hannah Bassett combining to pitch a no-hitter for an 11-0 victory over Potomac's softball team at home via 10-run mercy rule.
Thornton hit a three-run homer in the first inning with Catie Hopkins adding a two-run homer. Then, in the fourth, Kayla Horesky hit a two-run homer followed immediately by a Hopkins solo home run, helping Colgan boost its record to 9-1 in the Cardinal District with a 14-5 mark overall.
Thornton finished with five RBIs, two runs and a double on 2-for-2 hitting, while Hopkins went 3-for-3 with four RBIs, two runs and a double. Horesky added two runs and two RBIs on 1-for-2 hitting, while going 2-for-3 each were Alice Charboneau (two runs, double) and Rebecca Jones (two doubles).
Thornton also struck out four batters and allowed one walk with zero hits over three innings, while Hannah Bassett struck out two over two innings with her only baserunner allowed on an error.
Brentsville baseball 4, Manassas Park 0
Vince DiMauro pitched a three-hitter Friday to give the Brentsville Tigers their fourth shutout of the baseball season with a 4-0 victory over Manassas Park at home in Nokesville.
DiMauro struck out 13 without a walk over seven scoreless innings to boost Brentsville’s record to 13-2 overall and 4-1 in the Class 3 Northwestern District while dropping the Cougars to 4-9 and 0-5. He earned the win after Brett Forseth hit a two-run double with two outs in the bottom of the second inning.
Forseth finished 1-for-2 while Braeden Deslippe went 2-for-3 with a run and Jake DeLisi went 1-for-2 with a run, triple and steal. So Manassas Park pitcher Kyle Petak took the loss despite allowing only three runs (one earned) on four hits and a walk while striking out three.
Hylton softball 13, Woodbridge 0
Corinne Knapp pitched a three-hitter while Hylton teammates Tatiana Hall and Grace Lutz each hit a two-run homer to give the Bulldogs a 13-0 win on the road Friday over Woodbridge’s softball team.
Hall finished with three runs, three RBIs and a walk on 1-for-3 hitting, while Lutz went 2-for-4 with three RBIs, two runs and a steal to give Hylton a 12-4 record with a 7-3 mark in the Cardinal District as the Vikings dropped to 7-9 and 5-4. Lexie LaPointe added three RBIs, two runs, a triple and steal on 3-for-4 hitting, while Kendall Gobin went 2-for-3 with three runs, a walk and steal. Plus, Aubrey Matice went 2-for-4 with a run.
For Woodbridge, Sarah Medellin went 1-for-2 with a double and walk.
Osbourn softball 13, Stonewall Jackson 2
Ten Osbourn players scored at least one run each while Jenna Dimiceli pitched a three-hitter Friday to give the Osbourn Eagles a 13-2 victory on the road over Stonewall Jackson’s softball team.
They overcame an early 2-1 deficit to win in five innings via mercy rule and improve their record to 8-8 with a 2-4 mark in the Cedar Run District while dropping the Raiders to 3-16 and 0-8.
Dimiceli struck out six and allowed only two unearned runs with zero walks over five innings while going 2-for-4 offensively with a run and RBI. Victoria Taylor added three RBIs, a run, double and steal on 2-for-4 hitting, while Alyana Tennant went 2-for-4 with two doubles.
Elizabeth Haugh went 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI, while Abbey Harrelson went 2-for-4 with two runs and a steal. Ivy Powell had two RBIs, a run and double on 1-for-4 hitting, while Carleigh Ruffner went 1-for-4 with two runs, an RBI, double and steal.
Woodbridge baseball 9, Hylton 4
Shane Morrissey drove in two runs and scored another Friday to lead the Woodbridge Vikings to a 9-4 victory at home over Hylton's baseball team, avenging a previous loss to the Bulldogs on April 2, 4-2.
He finished 1-for-3 with a double and walk, while Philip Hunter went 1-for-2 with two runs, a walk and steal to boost Woodbridge’s record to 5-5 in the Cardinal District and 6-9 overall while dropping the Bulldogs to 7-3 and 9-8. Adding two runs each were William Crites (1-for-1, walk) and Bryce King (0-for-3, walk, steal), while Isaac Madden went 1-for-2 with two RBIs and helped the Vikings break a 3-3 tie with a pair of runs in the bottom of the third inning.
So Jack Lamb earned the pitching victory by throwing five innings of relief, allowing one run on three hits and two walks while striking out three. For Hylton, Ethan Marotske had two runs, two RBIs and a walk on 1-for-3 hitting, while Kaileb Vanderveen went 1-for-2 with two walks, a double, RBI and steal.
Osbourn baseball 6, Stonewall Jackson 4
In the top of the eighth inning Friday, Brent Hagerman hit a two-run single and Gabriel Villani hit a sacrifice fly to give the Osbourn Eagles a 6-4 victory on the road over Stonewall Jackson's baseball team.
The Raiders led 2-1 entering the fifth inning, but Cole Reddington's RBI single tied the score and ended up forcing extra innings so the Eagles could score four runs in the eighth and improve their record to 8-9 overall and 2-4 in the Cedar Run District while dropping Stonewall to 3-16 and 0-8.
Hagerman finished with three RBIs, a run and walk on 2-for-3 hitting, while Ryan Donahue went 2-for-4 with a run. D.J. Muirhead added an RBI on 2-for-4 hitting, while Gabriel Villani went 1-for-3 with two runs, a walk, run and RBI.
Reddington also earned the pitching victory by striking out eight while allowing only two runs (one earned) on five hits and zero walks over seven innings. For the Raiders, Travis Sutherland had two runs and a steal on 1-for-3 hitting, while Eric Sledge went 1-for-4 with two RBIs and Cecil Bruce went 2-for-3.