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Hendershot's hit boosts Pioneers to win

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SOUTH RIDING -- Kate Hendershot's eighth-inning RBI single gave Millbrook a 4-3 win over Freedom on Tuesday in non-district softball action.

Hendershot went 2-for-4 and scored a run to lead the Pioneers. Stephanie Curry scored the game-winning run after getting a single with two outs and stealing a base in the top of the eighth. Alexis LeBiche went 2-for-4 with a run, an RBI and a stolen base for the Pioneers (2-0). Amber Wells pitched all eight innings and struck out seven.

"We're happy with the win, but we've got to get our bats going," Millbrook coach Michelle Long said. "We only had two errors so I was happy about that. If we get the offense going we should be in good shape."

Boys soccer

Stonewall Jackson 3, Spotswood 1

PENN LAIRD -- Stonewall Jackson moved to 3-0 on the season with a non-district victory over the Trailblazers.

Caleb Golladay had a goal and an assist and Juan Flores and Juan Luna each had a goal for the Generals. Patrick Bain added an assist for the Generals, who outshot the Trailblazers, 31-6. Stonewall Jackson coach Nate Hissong's son, Adam, had the only goal for Spotswood.

"We had a really sustained attack, for sure," Nate Hissong said, "which is nice considering we weren't 100 percent going into the game."

Spotswood dropped to 1-2 with the loss.

Freedom 4, Handley 3

SOUTH RIDING -- Ian Sessions had a hat trick to propel Freedom to a 4-3 victory over Handley on Tuesday.

Handley's Graham Sharples opened the scoring with a goal with 24:16 left in the first half, and Sessions evened the score with his first goal at the 3:15 mark.

Deni Deynov put the Judges back up with an unassisted goal off a direct kick with 31:07 left in the match, but Freedom's Taylor Evans answered with an unassisted goal six minutes later. Sessions struck again with an unassisted goal with 11:31 to play, then Sessions completed his hat trick with a penalty-kick goal with 5:04 to play.

Handley (2-2) got one more tally when Trey Ogilvie scored off Eduardo Santiago's assist with 3:05 to play.

The Judges outshot Freedom, 13-10. Handley goalkeeper Stefano Frantellizzi finished with nine saves.

High school baseball

Jefferson 14, Millbrook 11

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. -- After building a 9-2 lead, visiting Millbrook allowed 12 runs over the final three innings in a 14-11 loss to Jefferson, W.Va., on Tuesday.

The Pioneers gave up eight runs in the bottom of the fourth, three more in the five and another in the sixth.

Millbrook (0-2) had six players finish with two hits. Ethan Mathews had a pair of hits, including a double, and four RBIs. Mike Dillow, Jeremiah Eaton, Colin Ryan, Drew Braithwaite and Brady Baker also had two hits each for the Pioneers, who outhit the host Cougars 13-10 in the loss but committed six errors to Jefferson's none.

College baseball

Washington & Lee 16, Shenandoah 11

WINCHESTER -- Visiting Washington & Lee University snapped Shenandoah University's 15-game non-league baseball winning streak with a 16-11 victory on Tuesday afternoon at cold and rainy Bridgeforth Field.

The two teams struggled in the adverse conditions, combining for 16 errors. Shenandoah (16-5) had seven those miscues, which led to nine unearned runs for the Generals (7-9).

Hornets starter Matt Griffin (0-1) took the brunt of those errors, as six of the seven runs he allowed in 3 1/3 innings were unearned. Five of those runs came in the third as Shenandoah committed three errors and Washington & Lee turned a tie game into a 6-1 advantage.

The Generals led the rest of the way, but Shenandoah briefly made things interesting with a three-run sixth to make the score 11-8. Unfortunately for the shivering home crowd, the Generals scored four times in the seventh to maintain a comfortable advantage.

First baseman Hunter Sarenbetz had the big hit in that seventh-inning rally, driving in two runs with a single to left.

Shenandoah scored two runs in the eighth and one more in the ninth to approach striking distance.

In the ninth, the Hornets saw their first three batters reach base safely, but the rally fell short when senior Scott Van Dusseldorp flied to center with runners on the corners.

Jesse Henry (4-for-6) and Greg Van Sickler (3-for-5) led the Hornets at the plate, while Van Dusseldorp had a two-run homer in the fifth.

Reliever James Dillard (1-1) was the winner for Washington & Lee. He allowed six runs (two earned) on six hits and one walk in four innings of relief work.

The loss was the first of the season at home for Shenandoah and the first against a non-conference opponent at Bridgeforth since Feb. 15, 2009. The defeat broke home winning streaks of 12 and 15 games, respectively.


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