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BHS Routs SHS, 10-0, In Softball

Posted: April 10, 2013

BROADWAY — Senior catcher Danyele Smith hit a walk-off single to trigger the slaughter rule and was a home run shy of hitting for the cycle as Broadway High School defeated Spotswood 10-0 in a Valley District softball game Tuesday.

The Gobblers improved to 7-1 overall, 3-0 in the Valley; the Trailblazers fell to 2-3, 0-1.

Starting pitcher Anna Patterson led Spotswood from the mound, giving up only five hits.

“I was really proud of Anna’s effort and our outfield did a marvelous job the way the wind was blowing as hard as they hit it,” SHS coach Danny Filler said. “They just have so many good hitters to face.”

Smith capped the last of two rallies that allowed BHS to score six runs in the final two innings.

“She’s not trying to be the hero. She knows if you go up there and swing level, good things will happen,” BHS coach Becky Cantrell said of Smith. “… Anytime you get on base, move your runners and get in the RBIs, you’re doing your job. Right now she’s on fire and we want to keep her that way.”

Spotswood             000 000 x –   0 3 5
Broadway                022 033 x – 10 5 0

A. Patterson and L. Patterson; Greer, Foltz (4), Driver (6) and Smith. W—Greer (2-0). L—A. Patterson (2-3).

Turner Ashby Softball 11, Harrisonburg 1: Senior center fielder Brooke Carter and sophomore second baseman/pitcher Olivia Cook each went 3-for-3 to lead Turner Ashby High School to an 11-1 win over Harrisonburg in a Valley District softball game Tuesday in Bridgewater.

The Knights improved to 7-1-1 overall, 2-0 in the Valley; the Blue Streaks’ record was not available.

Sophomore third baseman Jordon Will had two triples for TA.

Harrisonburg’s Katherine Komara went 1-for-2 with an RBI.

Harrisonburg     000 10 –   1   3  2
Turner Ashby    411 41 –  11 14  0

Whitley, Dellinger (4) and Purnell; Miller, Cook (5) and Sheets. W – Miller (5-0). L – Whitley (na).

East Rockingham Softball 13, Buffalo Gap 4: Senior shortstop Jessica Lam went 3-for-5 with two RBIs, leading East Rockingham High School to a 13-4 win over Buffalo Gap in a Shenandoah District softball game Tuesday in Elkton.

The Eagles improved to 6-2-1 overall, 4-0 in the Shenandoah; the Bison dropped to 1-1, 1-1.

Senior second baseman Morgan Breeden went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and senior pitcher Haley Life went 3-for-4 with four RBIs for ERHS.

On Monday, East Rock beat Riverheads (3-3, 2-2) 1-0. Sophomore third baseman Kayla Harris hit a solo home run and Breeden threw a complete-game shutout with 12 strikeouts.

Buffalo Gap               030 010 0 –   4   6 2
East Rockingham   141 511 x – 13 16 1

Gordon and Ashby; Life and Helmick. W – Life (3-2). L – Gordon (na).

EMHS Softball 6, United Christian 4: Senior center fielder Jess Pellecer went 3-for-4 with two RBIs to lead Eastern Mennonite High School to a 6-4 win over United Christian in a non-conference softball game Tuesday in Harrisonburg.

The Flames improved to 4-0;  the Crusaders’ record was not available.

Freshman first baseman Carter Depoy went 2-for-3 with an RBI and senior third baseman Audra Koogler went 2-for-4 with three RBIs for EMHS.

United Christian   010 210 0 – 4 4 2
EMHS                      220 011 0 – 6 8 7

Powell and Baugher; Hollen and Mumaw. W – Hollen (4-0). L – Powell (na)

East Rockingham Baseball 7, Buffalo Gap 3: Junior outfielder John Dofflemyer went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and two stolen bases to lead East Rockingham High School to a 7-3 victory over Buffalo Gap in a Shenandoah District baseball game Tuesday in Elkton.

The Eagles improved to 5-5 overall, 3-2 in the Shenandoah; the Bison dropped to 0-2, 0-2.

Junior designated hitter Travis Lugar went 2-for-4 with an RBI for ERHS.

Buffalo Gap                    001 110 0 – 3 6 3
East Rockingham         300 040 x – 7 8 3

Driver, Robbie (5) and Lotts; Kite, Dean (4), Cross (5) and Hensley. W – Cross (1-0). Driver (na).

EMHS Baseball 18, Blue Ridge 8: Freshman second baseman Benji Oberholtzer went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBIs to propel Eastern Mennonite High School to an 18-8 victory over Blue Ridge in a Virginia Independent Conference baseball game Tuesday in Harrisonburg.

The Flames improved to 2-4 overall, 1-3 in the VIC; the Barons’ record was not available.

Senior Kevin Pardini went 1-for-2 with a double and two RBIs for EMHS.

Blue Ridge                312 11 –   8 8 6
EMHS                         108 09 – 18 9 3

Ramsey, Stears (5) and Adams; Serrels and Blosser. W – Serrels (1-1). L – Ramsey (na).

Wilson Baseball 8, Page 4: Catcher Josh Cale went 2-for-2 with two runs and two RBIs to lead Wilson Memorial High School to an 8-4 win over Page County in a Shenandoah District baseball game Tuesday in Shenandoah.

The Green Hornets improved to 3-2 overall (their district record was not available); the Panthers dropped to 4-2 overall, 2-1 in the Shenandoah.

Sophomore pitcher Adam Campbell and senior center fielder Michael Foltz each hit a home run for Page.

Wilson Memorial       320 012 0 – 8 9 2
Page County             001 300 0 – 4 5 2

Fraizer and Cale; Campbell, Dofflemyer (5) and Hensley. W – Fraizer (na). L – Campbell (2-1). HRs – Page Co., Campbell, Foltz.

Pendleton Baseball 10, Pocahontas 5: Junior second baseman Luke Yokum went 3-for-5 with a double and three RBIs to lead Pendleton County High School to a 10-5 win over Pocahontas County in a Potomac Valley Conference baseball game Tuesday in Dunmore, W.Va.

The Wildcats improved to 6-4 overall, 5-0 in the PVC; the Warriors’ record was not available.

Junior third baseman Andrew Thompson also went 3-for-5, including a double and an RBI, for Pendleton.

Pendleton                  310 420 0 – 10 14 2
Pocahontas               220 000 1 –   5   6 7

T. Hevener, Cooper (3), D. Hevener (3), C. Lambert (7) and J. Lambert; Hammons, McCoy (6) and Felton. W – D. Hevener (na). L – Hammons (na).

East Hardy Baseball 15, Union 3: Senior shortstop Korey Foltz led off the game with a home run, one of his two hits, and senior left fielder Tyler Mongold had a two-run homer in the first inning to help East Hardy High School beat Union 15-3 in a Potomac Valley Conference baseball game Tuesday in Baker, W.Va., shortened to five innings because of the slaughter rule.

The Cougars improved to 7-5 overall, 5-0 in the district; the Tigers fell to 0-5, 0-5.

Justin Basye added two doubles and an RBI for East Hardy, while Brady Hinkle had two singles.

Union             002 01 –   3   4  5
East Hardy   732 3x – 15  16  3

Norse and Snyder; Miller, Whetzel (2), Strawderman (4) and Miller. W-Whetzel (1-0). L-Norse (NA). HRs – Foltz (2), Mongold (2)
Spotswood Boys’ Soccer 4, Broadway 0: Seniors Andrew Lam and Clay Sowers each scored two goals to lift Spotswood High School to a 4-0 win over Broadway in a Valley District boys’ soccer game Tuesday in Broadway.

The Blazers improved to 1-2-1 overall, 1-1 in the Valley District; the Gobblers dropped to 2-3, 1-2.

Halftime: S, 2-0

Shots on goal: S 9, B 4

Saves: S (Benson) 4; B (Dots) 5

Corner kicks: B 2; S 5

Scoring: S - Lam (Mejia), Lam, Sowers, Sowers (Martinez).

EMHS Girls’ Soccer 2, Highland 0: Freshman forward Rachel Keefer and sophomore midfielder Taylor Pisk both scored to lift Eastern Mennonite High School to a 2-0 win over Highland in a non-conference girls’ soccer game Tuesday in Harrisonburg.

The Flames, who are ranked No. 1 in the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division II poll, improved to 10-0; the Hawks, ranked No. 4 in the same poll, dropped to 2-1-1.

Halftime: 0-0

Shots on goal: H 6; EM 10

Corner kicks: H 1; EM 4

Saves: H (DiRocco) 8; EM (Wenger) 4

Scoring: Rachel Keefer (Pisk) 45, Taylor Pisk (Rittenhouse) 74

Harrisonburg Girls’ Soccer 3, Turner Ashby 0: Sophomore midfielder Maddy Dod had a goal and an assist to help Harrisonburg High School to a 3-0 win over Turner Ashby in a Valley District girls’ soccer game Tuesday in Harrisonburg.

The Blue Streaks improved to 3-1 overall, 2-0 in the Valley; the Knights’ record was not available.

Freshman midfielder Faith Runnells and senior midfielder Sydney Knupp also scored for HHS.

Halftime: H, 2-0

Shots on goal: TA 5; H 8

Corner kicks: TA 3; H 6

Saves: TA 5; H (Penrod) 4

Scoring: H – Faith Runnells (Maddy Dod) 4:21, Dod (Shenk-Moreno) 14:02, Sydney Knupp (Maddy Dod) 41:42

Broadway Girls’ Soccer 2, Spotswood 1: Junior midfielder Jess Bergan had a goal and an assist to lead Broadway High School to a 2-1 win over Spotswood in a Valley District girls’ soccer match Tuesday in Penn Laird.

The Gobblers improved to 6-0 overall, 3-0 in the district; the Trailblazers dropped to 0-2-1, 0-1.

Halftime score: 0-0

Corner kicks: B 5; S 1

Shots goal: B 4; S 5

Saves: B 4 (Morrow); S (Carrier) 3

Scoring: B- Morris (Bergan), 60:00; S- N/A, 62:00; B- Bergan (Botkin), 63:00

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