Prep roundup: Central boys soccer loses close match to Mason

FALLS CHURCH – Central’s boys soccer team lost a close match on the road Wednesday night, falling to defending Group 2A state champ George Mason, 2-1.

The Mustangs (4-0, 4-0 Bull Run) scored goals in the 36th minute and the 63rd minute before Jose Martinez scored Central’s (1-2, 1-2) only goal off an assist by Ivan Alvarado with 10:30 left to play. Martinez’s goal was the first given up all year by George Mason.

Falcons freshman goalkeeper Dean Woodwell had 20 saves in the loss.

Baseball

George Mason 6, Central 4
WOODSTOCK – Central’s baseball team lost its second straight home game on Wednesday evening as the Falcons fell to Bull Run District rival George Mason, 6-4.

The Mustangs scored five runs in the top of the first inning off Falcons starting pitcher Cody Sager (0-2).

Junior Cody Polk went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs for Central (1-3, 0-2 Bull Run), while senior Zach Hamman pitched six innings and struck out two.

George Mason’s Logan Nesson pitched a complete game and struck out 10 batters in the win.

Randolph-Macon Academy 10, Quantico 6
FRONT ROYAL – Host Randolph-Macon Academy picked up a 10-6 baseball win over visiting Quantico on Wednesday afternoon.

The Yellow Jackets (2-2), who tallied 13 hits in the win, broke a 6-6 tie with three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning and added another run in the sixth.

Junior Drew Bendler led R-MA at the plate, going 3-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored. Robert DeBerry, who pitched the first 4 2/3 innings for R-MA, was 2-for-2 with three runs scored, and Jeremiah Hixson, Doug Brennand and John Camarella each went 2-for-4 for the Yellow Jackets.

Sophomore Danny Chung earned the win on the mound for R-MA, as he went 2 1/3 innings and one strikeout, which ended a bases-loaded jam in the top of the fifth inning.

R-MA finished the game with 17 stolen bases, according to head coach Robert Locklear.

Golf

GORDONSVILLE — Randolph-Macon Academy’s golf team split a tri-match on Tuesday at Spring Creek Golf Club.

The Yellow Jackets topped Tandem Friends, 143-166, but fell to Steward, 118-143.

James Christoph fired a 10-over-par 46 to lead R-MA. The Yellow Jackets also got scoring finishes from Tommy Yu (47) and Joseph Silek (50). Jacob Karen added a 53 for R-MA.

Steward’s Owen Carter was the low medalist with a 38.