GREENVILLE — Aidan Miller’s RBI single in the bottom of the seventh gave Riverheads a 2-1 walk-off win over Page County in Shenandoah District baseball action in Greenville on Thursday.
The loss snapped a 43-game winning streak for the defending Virginia High School League Class 2 state champion Panthers and marked the 10th straight win for the Gladiators — the defending Class 1 state champs.
Elijah Dunlap tossed a complete game, giving up one run on three hits and striking out nine for Riverheads (18-2, 14-2 Shenandoah) while Michael Robertson and Forrest Shuey were each 2-for-3 and Grant Painter had a double.
For the Panthers (18-1, 14-1 Shenandoah), T.R. Williams gave up two runs on seven hits while striking out four while Trevor Williams was 2-for-3 and Noah Hammer had a solo home run.
In other prep sports Thursday:
Turner Ashby 7, Broadway 2: Makayla Cyzick struck out 13 in the circle and also went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs as Turner Ashby closed out its regular season with a 7-2 Valley District win over Broadway at BHS.
Jordan Brittle went 3-for-4 with three RBIs for the Knights (17-3, 11-1).
For the Gobblers (9-9, 7-5 Valley), Hannah Jenkins was 2-for-3 with a two-run homer while Gretchen King was 2-for-2.
Page County 14, Riverheads 3: In Greenville, Kirsten Hensley was 3-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs and Brooklynn Fridley was 4-for-5 with a double and four runs scored as Page County clinched the Shenandoah District regular-season title with a 14-3 thrashing of Riverheads.
Maddie Gordon was 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI, Taylor Umberger had a pair of doubles and two RBIs and Shyleigh Good had a two-run double for the Panthers (15-4, 13-2 Shenandoah).
For the Gladiators (11-9, 8-8 Shenandoah), Emma Grubb was 2-for-4 while Cheyenne Deming had an RBI.
Broadway 3, Waynesboro 1: Broadway scored three times in the final four minutes to stun Valley District foe Waynesboro 3-1 at WHS.
Seth Keim, Karl Gabb and Connor Weese each scored for the Gobblers (8-6-1, 5-6 Valley) while Cade Meredith, Levi Showalter and Reuben Mast each had an assist.
Micah Buckwalter finished with four saves for Broadway.
East Rockingham 6, R.E. Lee 0: In Elkton, Kaylee Dinkel, Hannah Secrist, Emma Weber, Ariana Ruvalcaba and Lilly Zaccaria each got singles wins to help top-seeded East Rockingham defeat No. 8 R.E. Lee 6-0 in the Shenandoah District team quarterfinals.
Dinkel and Secrist also got a win at No. 1 singles for the Eagles (15-0) while Weber and Ruvalcaba won at No. 2 doubles.
East Rock’s Jefferson Picks JMU
HARRISONBURG — East Rockingham senior Dalton Jefferson announced on Twitter that he was accepting a preferred walk-on spot with the James Madison basketball team.
The 6-foot-6 forward averaged 17.1 points, 9.9 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game this season while leading the Eagles to a runner-up finish in the Virginia High School League Class 2 state tournament.
Jefferson was the Shenandoah District Player of the Year and a first-team All-Class 2 and All-Region 2B selection.
— DN-R Sports Desk