Daily Staff Reports
QUICKSBURG -- Helen Good had a grand slam to get Clarke County's offense going and the Eagles never looked back. Clarke County pounded out 22 hits to cruise to a 23-6 non-district softball victory over Stonewall Jackson on Monday.
The Eagles didn't score in the first inning, but made up for it in the second and third frames. Clarke County scored seven in the second and 11 in the third. Good finished 2-for-2 with six RBIs and also picked up the win. Sarah Herndon went 4-for-4 with three RBIs and Becky Smith was 3-for-3 with two stolen bases for the Eagles (8-3, 2-0 Bull Run). Sam Herndon, Amy Hagerdon and Chelsea Nelson each had two hits for Clarke County.
"We attacked some good pitches," Clarke County coach Susan Grubbs said. "Everybody that came in to play got a hit. Hopefully we can carry this over. We have Madison County [today]. It's always tough to play down there."
Savannah Ludwig went 3-for-3 with an RBI triple for the Generals.
Hawks 22, Eagles 4
FRONT ROYAL -- Skyline's bats came to life in a dominating non-district win over Liberty. The game was called after five innings due to the mercy rule.
Skyline pounded out 14 hits. The Hawks had 12 straight runners reach base with two outs in the first inning. Skyline scored 13 runs in the first inning. Kaitlin Robinson went 3-for-4 with three RBIs. Chelsea Albanese went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and Ashley Thomas was 1-for-2 with a three-run double for the Hawks (8-3, 2-0 Northwestern). Sarah Beamer picked up the win. The freshman struck out five in three innings of work.
"We came out swinging the bats real aggressively," Skyline coach Richard Armstrong said. "It was good to see that."
Warriors 6, Patriots 4
STEPHENS CITY -- Sherando started off fast and held on for a non-district victory over Washington (W.Va.) on Monday.
The Warriors scored three runs each in the first and third innings to build a 6-1 lead. Lacey Meeker was 2-for-3 with an RBI for the Warriors (7-4, 2-1 Northwestern). Sam Musser went 2-for-3 with an RBI and Paige Mills was 2-for-4 with two RBIs for Sherando.
Colonels 6, Bulldogs 3
WINCHESTER -- James Wood picked up its second win of the season with a non-district victory over Martinsburg (W.Va.).
Morgan Sykes had three singles and scored a run for the Colonels (2-9, 0-2 Northwestern). Whitney Dennis went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI and Erin McCarthy was 2-for-3 with an RBI for James Wood. Morgan McCarthy added an RBI, a run scored and a double and a single for James Wood.
Panthers 5, Wildcats 0
SHENANDOAH -- Page County jumped out early and went on to a non-district win over Warren County.
Page County's Brittany Wolfe hit a homer off Warren County sophomore Nicole King in the first inning. Warren County falls to 8-4.
Yellow Jackets 11, Conquistadors 4
MANASSAS -- Michael Mosczczynski hit his fourth homer of the season to lead Randolph-Macaon Academy to a Delaney Athletic Conference win over Seton.
Mosczczynski went 2-for-4 with three RBIs. Chris Abare went 2-for-3 with three runs scored and Ryan Palmer was 2-for-3 with an RBI for the Yellow Jackets (4-5, 2-1 DAC). R-MA had 13 hits; it was the fifth straight game the Yellow Jackets have posted double digits in hits.
Indians 10, Patriots 7, 8 innings
STEPHENS CITY -- Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy rallied for five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, but still fell short in eight innings to Berkeley Springs (W.Va.) in non-conference action.
The Patriots trailed 7-2 entering the bottom of the seventh, but Bryan Keyser helped pull them back. Keyser hit a three-run triple to tie the game with two outs. Keyser went 2-for-3 and Dan Jones was 1-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored for the Patriots (5-5). Emmett Pieper went 2-for-4 with a run scored for the Patriots.
Bulldogs 11, Colonels 2
WINCHESTER -- James Wood's difficult season continued in a non-district loss to Martinsburg (W.Va.).
The Colonels committed six errors in the defeat. Niko Bobadilla went 4-for-4 with an RBI and Matt Copley was 2-for-3 for the Colonels (1-9, 0-2 Northwestern).
Applemen 11, Pioneers 7
WINCHESTER -- Millbrook rallied from an early deficit, but gave up seven runs in the top of the sixth in a non-district loss to Musselman (W.Va.).
The Pioneers scored six runs in the bottom of the fifth to take a 7-4 lead, before allowing seven in the sixth. Mike Dillow went 1-for-4 with three RBIs for the Pioneers (4-5, 2-1 Northwestern). Tyler Hargrove went 1-for-2 with two RBIs and Cody Houtz was 2-for-3 for Millbrook.
Warriors 4, Cougars 0
NOKESVILLE -- Brittni Dennis recorded her second straight hat trick to lift visiting Sherando to a 4-0 non-district victory against Kettle Run on Monday.
Dennis also added an assist to go along with her trio of goals, while teammate Krista DeCeault had a goal and two assists for Sherando (7-1-1). Jenny Ice added the Warriors' other assist.
Sherando goalkeeper Briana Hudnall finished with six saves to earn the shutout as both teams finished with nine shots on goal.
Eagles 6, Generals 0
QUICKSBURG -- Aubrey Fletcher tallied three goals for a hat trick as visiting Clarke County rolled to a 6-0 win against Stonewall Jackson on Monday.
Meredith Roberts added two goals and Logan Johnson had one for the Eagles, who improved to 6-2 this season.
Brianna Harrell and Lauren Senyitko had assists for the Eagles.
Cougars 5, Warriors 3
STEPHENS CITY -- Sherando gave up two late goals in a non-district loss to Kettle Run.
Peter Restrepo, Mike O'Connell and Robert Strausbaugh each had a goal for the Warriors (5-3, 3-0 Northwestern). Mike O'Connell, Sean Lewis and Zach James each had an assist for Sherando.
Scruton resigns as Hornets' coach
WINCHESTER -- Shenandoah University Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Wayne Edwards announced Monday that Kimberly Scruton has resigned her position as head men's and women's tennis coach.
Scruton, who served as co-interim athletic director from May 2009 to January 2010, is resigning to take a position on the faculty at Methodist University.
The Rockford, Mich., native is scheduled to graduate with her Doctor of Education degree in Organizational Leadership in August.
"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in Winchester, but this is an opportunity for my family that I just couldn't pass up," Scruton said. "I really loved coaching my teams, but I have had a goal of becoming a college professor for quite some time and this is a perfect situation for us."
Scruton's husband, Denny, has accepted a faculty position at UNC-Pembroke, a member of the UNC state system and located approximately 30 miles from Methodist's Fayetteville, N.C., campus. Denny Scruton previously was an assistant professor in Shenandoah's Kinesiology department.