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WOODSTOCK -- Central freshman Rebekah Ansbro threw a perfect game in the Falcons' 12-0 Bull Run District softball win over visiting Rappahannock County on Thursday in a game shortened to five innings due to the mercy rule.
Central (8-7, 5-5 Bull Run) was balanced offensively, tallying nine hits while also benefiting from five Panther errors. Central juniors Mary Wakeman and Sydney Plum, and sophomore Morgan Davis each went 2-for-3 with two runs scored for the Falcons.
Falcons 8, Panthers 1
WOODSTOCK -- Central jumped out to an early lead against visiting Rappahannock County and cruised to an 8-1 Bull Run District victory on Thursday.
The Falcons (11-5, 7-3 Bull Run) scored at least one run in each of the first four innings to put the game out of reach early. Central sophomore Cody Sager went 1-for-4 with two RBIs, and junior Jordan Rau was 1-for-2 with two stolen bases for the Falcons.
Yellow Jackets 13, Warriors 1
FREDERICKSBURG -- Visiting Randolph-Macon Academy erupted for a big fifth inning on its way to a 13-1 mercy-rule shortened victory over Saint Michael on Thursday.
The Yellow Jackets sent 10 runs across the plate in the top of the fifth, backing a one-hit performance by senior starting pitcher Griffin Duy (12 strikeouts, one unearned run). Yellow Jackets freshman Jeremiah Hixson was 2-for-3 with three RBIs, junior Travis Pullen was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and Duy was 2-for-3 with two runs scored.
R-MA (10-5, 8-2 Delaney Athletic Conference) will be the No. 2 seed in next week's DAC tournament, and the Yellow Jackets will host the winner of the Fredericksburg Christian and Saint Michael game next Thursday.
Warriors 8, Patriots 5
STAUNTON -- Visiting Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy's offense sputtered after a quick start in Thursday's baseball contest with Grace Christian, and the Patriots fell 8-5.
Patriots junior Jacob Heflin was 1-for-3 with two RBIs, and senior Mike Powell went 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored. Eight-grader Cody Robertson pitched three innings of scoreless relief for SVCA (8-8), allowing one hit and striking out one.
Rams 3, Mountaineers 2 (OT)
STRASBURG -- Strasburg senior Kirsten Campbell's overtime goal gave the Rams a 3-2 Bull Run District girls soccer win over visiting Madison County on Thursday.
Campbell's goal, which came off an assist by Kennedy Smalls, came with four minutes left in the first overtime period and was her second goal of the match. Campbell also scored the first goal of the game in the 10th minute off a Danielle Fincham assist.
Campbell played a direct hand in Strasburg's (3-8-1, 3-8 Bull Run) second goal of the evening, as well, as she assisted senior Taylor Hockman's goal in the 30th minute.
Falcons 4, Panthers 0
WASHINGTON -- Visiting Central grabbed a 4-0 Bull Run District boys soccer victory over Rappahannock County on Thursday.
The Falcons (5-5-2, 4-4-2 Bull Run) were led offensively by senior Stephen Hamrick, who scored a goal in each half. Senior Nathan Wallace-Springer started Central's scoring with an unassisted goal in the game's sixth minute, and sophomore Franklin Hernandez added a goal on an assist by Hamrick in the 29th minute.
The Falcons outshot the Panthers 19-11, and Central sophomore goalkeeper Eric Ventura recorded eight saves on his way to his first shutout this season.