Stonewall Jackson’s baseball team improved to 2-1 overall and in the Bull Run District with a 9-4 win over East Rockingham on Tuesday night at Rebel Park in New Market.
The Generals struck early with three runs in the bottom of the first inning, added four more in the third and padded their lead with single runs in the fifth and sixth innings after the Eagles cut into the deficit with a four-run frame in the top of the fifth.
Brayden Hovatter led Stonewall’s 12-hit attack with a 3-for-5 outing at the plate while also picking up the win on the mound after tossing four shutout innings. Hovatter allowed three hits and three walks while striking out three.
Austin Ritchie and Nick Foltz had two hits apiece for the Generals, and Foltz finished with three RBIs after driving in two runs with a single in the first inning and hitting a solo home run in the third. Dawson Moomaw drove in two runs for Stonewall.
William Monroe 9, Central 3
The Falcons’ struggling offense tallied nine hits against Monroe but couldn’t generate enough run production on the road to keep pace with the Dragons.
Central, which briefly took a 2-1 lead in the top of the fourth inning after RBIs from Jacob Walters and Zachary Cooper, surrendered two runs in the bottom of the inning and six more in the sixth to fall to 0-4.
Walters went 3-for-3 at the plate and Tyler Rice had two hits for the Falcons. Parker Sheetz drove in a run on a fielder’s choice in the top of the seventh.
Calvin Bernard took the loss on the mound after giving up three runs (one earned) on four hits, two walks, two hit batters and two strikeouts.
George Mason 4, Warren County 1
The Wildcats, playing their first game in 12 days, mustered only three hits, struck out 15 times, committed three errors and couldn’t hold onto an early lead in a loss to the Mustangs.
Warren County (1-3) got on the board first when Will Waller drew a bases-loaded walk in the top of the second but gave up three runs in the fourth and another in the fifth.
Ryan Curl tossed three hitless innings in his second varsity start, while Bryce Post, who took the loss, allowed four unearned runs on three hits and a walk while striking out five in two innings of relief. Curl and brothers Landon and Jackson Pond each notched a hit for Warren County, while Waller walked twice and pitched a scoreless sixth inning.
Millbrook 10, Sherando 0 (six innings)
Pioneers junior Ethan Burgreen tossed a no-hitter while striking out nine Warriors in a Northwestern District game in Winchester that ended in the mercy rule. Two Millbrook errors kept Burgreen from perfection.
Millbrook (5-0) opened up a 5-0 lead with a five-run third inning, scored a run each in the fourth and fifth frames and ended the game early with three more runs in the bottom of the sixth.
Nate Brookshire had a triple and three RBIs as part of a two-hit game to lead the Pioneers’ nine-hit attack, which Sherando (2-4) -- which has lost three straight, all in blowout fashion -- aided with five errors.
Skyline 13, Manassas Park 0 (five innings)
The visiting Hawks staked themselves a five-run lead after two innings against the Cougars and stayed perfect through the first five games of the season.
Skyline (5-0) scored three runs in the top of the first and two more in the second before blowing the game open with six in the fourth and two in the fifth to bring the contest to an early end via the mercy rule.
Jillian Shannon had two doubles and three RBIs to lead Skyline, while Lexi Clatterbuck (two hits, two runs scored), Olivia Lacombe and Kiley McGuire drove in two runs apiece.
Two Skyline pitchers combined to hold the winless Cougars to just three hits, as Peyton Kaufman threw four innings while giving up two hits and three walks and striking out five before Clatterbuck came on to pitch the final inning, during which she allowed a hit against two strikeouts.
Warren County 21, George Mason 0 (five innings)
The Wildcats went on the road and easily dispatched the Mustangs while piling up 20 runs through the first three innings to remain unbeaten.
Eight of Warren County’s nine starters collected at least one hit, and the Wildcats’ one through five hitters -- Atori Lane (3-for-4, two RBIs, four runs, five stolen bases), Hailey Stiltner (2-for-5, home run, triple, two RBIs, four runs), Karleigh Crabill (1-for-3, RBI, two runs), Jamie Kelly (3-for-4, double, three runs) and Madelyn Ramsey (2-for-4, three RBIs) -- combined for 11 of the team’s 14 hits, 10 RBIs and 13 runs scored.
Sara Waller and Haley Robinson also had two RBIs apiece for the Wildcats (5-0), while Olivia Lambert scored three times.
Jamie Kelly (four innings pitched, 10 strikeouts) and Olivia Kelly combined to allow just two hits while handing Mason its third straight shutout loss.
William Monroe 4, Central 1
The visiting Falcons mustered only three hits and couldn’t hold a one-run lead en route to their fourth straight loss.
Trynda Mantz pitched all six innings for Central (1-4) while allowing three earned runs on five hits, two walks and 10 strikeouts, but got little run support. The Falcons scored once in the top of the fourth on Ivy Mongold’s RBI single to center but managed little else against Monroe starter Avery Shifflett (complete game, nine strikeouts).
The Dragons tied the game in the bottom of the fifth inning and took the lead during a three-run sixth that included a two-run homer from Savannah Meade.
Ella Toothman had two of Central’s three hits.
Millbrook 10, Sherando 9 (10 innings)
The visiting Warriors fell in walk-off fashion in extra innings as the Pioneers scored the winning run on sophomore Grace Badnek’s sacrifice fly in the 10th to hand Sherando its first loss.
Millbrook (2-3) held a 5-0 lead after three innings before Sherando (4-1) tied the game with three runs in the fourth and two more in the fifth. Locked 6-6 after seven innings, the Warriors scored three runs in the top of the eighth but gave up three runs in the bottom half while committing a pair of errors in the frame.
Abby Vadnais went 4-for-6 with a run scored from the top of Sherando’s lineup, and Tess Palmer led the Warriors with three RBIs. Sherando finished with nine hits and struck out 17 times.
Santana Puller (five innings) and Jessica Greene (4⅓ innings) combined to allow eight earned runs on 14 hits, seven walks and four strikeouts for Sherando in the loss. Millbrook sophomore starting pitcher Emily Jeffries tossed eight nonconsecutive innings and allowed five runs on five hits, seven walks and 13 strikeouts to pick up the win.
Clarke County 12, Strasburg 4
The Eagles returned from a two-week layoff between games to run away from the Rams in Bull Run District action in Strasburg.
Strasburg (1-2) kept things tight through the first half of the contest — the Rams twice cut the Eagles’ lead to one run in the first five innings — but Clarke County (2-0) pulled away with two runs in the top of the sixth and five more in the seventh.
The top of Clarke County’s order — Madison Edwards (3-for-4, double, triple, four runs), Alyssa Hoggatt (3-for-4, triple, three RBIs) and Abby Peace (2-for-5, home run, double, four RBIs) — combined to go 8-for-13 with eight RBIs and eight runs scored against Strasburg pitchers Natalie Hott and Kiersten Wiseley.
Wiseley, who struck out eight in four innings of relief while allowing eight runs (two earned) on nine hits and two walks, was 3-for-3 with a double at the plate and drove in all four of the Rams’ runs.
East Rockingham 21, Stonewall Jackson 1 (five innings)
The visiting Eagles erupted for 25 hits and an 11-run second inning en route to a lopsided Bull Run District contest that was halted early due to the mercy rule.
East Rock, which hit three home runs and four doubles in the win, scored multiple runs in all five innings, highlighted by a second-inning outburst during which the Eagles tallied nine hits and scored all 11 runs with two outs.
Emma Saeler (run scored), Abrielle Moomaw, Alicia Bare and Reice Hedrick each had a hit for Stonewall (0-3), which scored its first run of the season in the bottom of the first inning when Saeler tripled and scored on a wild pitch.