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April 16 Fauquier County high school sports roundup

Tuesday, Apr. 16 | By Jeff Malmgren
Kettle Run's Emily Brummett (4) and Ivana Szwejkowski both scored hat tricks as the Cougars crushed Warren County 10-1 at home. --Staff Photo/Randy Litzinger
Make it eight in a row.

The Highland Hawks defeated the Fredericksburg Academy boys tennis team, 6-1, Tuesday at home in Warrenton to improve their record to 8-0 (3-0 Delaney Athletic Conference) despite playing without typical No. 4 singles player Connor Deal.

Highland’s Adam Fenton won 8-1 at No. 1 singles, while No. 2 Rich Gerhardt won 8-0, No. 3 Tim Bartz lost 8-6, No. 4 Jonathan Finley won 8-5 and No. 5 Jon Deal won 8-1.

In doubles play, Fenton and Bartz won 8-1, while Gerhardt and Finley won 8-3.

Highland girls lacrosse 11, Fredericksburg Academy 5

The Highland Hawks got their third consecutive win Tuesday and moved above .500 for the first time this girls lacrosse season with an 11-5 victory over Fredericksburg Academy at home in Warrenton.

Highland improved its record to 5-4 with four goals from Mackenzie Walker and two goals each from Sophia Sirianni and Kendall Mayer. Scoring one goal each were Jessica Crew, Carley Eldredge and Hayden Garrett, while four Hawks had an assist – Walker, Sirianni, Crew and Kieran Kirk.

Goalie Emma Walsh had nine saves.

Kettle Run girls soccer 10, Warren County 1

The Kettle Run Cougars scored as many goals Tuesday as they had the entire rest of season.

The Cougars crushed the Warren County Wildcats, 10-1, at home in Nokesville to begin their Evergreen District schedule with hat tricks by Ivana Szwejkowski and Emily Brummett.

Kettle Run (4-2 overall, 1-0 district) had scored only 10 goals over its previous five matches; never more than five in a game. The Cougars took a 5-1 lead in the first half with goals by Lauren Schlenker, Szwejkowski (two), Emily Yergin and Brummett.

Jordan Todd assisted Schlenker’s initial score and Warren County quickly countered before the Cougars went on a 9-0 run.

In the second half, Szwejkowski scored again and Brummett scored twice, while Todd and Schlenker scored once each.

Fauquier softball 10, James Wood 0

The Fauquier Falcons got their fifth consecutive win Tuesday by beating the James Wood softball team, 10-0, at home in Warrenton via 10-run run in the sixth inning.

After taking a 1-0 lead in the first inning and 4-0 advantage in the third, the Falcons scored five runs in the fifth and one in the sixth to end the game and improve their record to 9-2. Fauquier finished with 11 hits, while Warren County had only two against Tess Miller, who pitched the shutout by striking out eight and allowing one walk.

Offensively, Justina Augustine led Fauquier with two RBI and two runs on 2-for-3 hitting with a triple, while Kaitlyn Reid had three RBI, a run and a double on 1-for-2 hitting, and Rachel Taylor had three runs, an RBI and a double on 2-for-2 hitting.

Krista Darnell added an RBI, run and double on 1-for-1 hitting, while Elizabeth Wilcox went 1-for-2 with a run and stolen base, and Lauren Sweeney went 2-for-3.

Highland baseball 17, St. Michael's 1

The Highland Hawks set season-highs in hits and runs Tuesday en route to a 17-1 victory over the St. Michael's baseball team on the road in Fredericksburg via 10-run rule in five innings.

The Hawks used 23 hits to get their first Delaney Athletic Conference win and improve their record to 4-2 overall (1-1 district).

Eighth grader Graeme Wright led the Highland offense with seven RBI and three runs on 5-for-5 hitting with a double, while junior Matt Kelly had three runs, two RBI and two stolen bases on 3-for-4 hitting and junior J.P. Graham had four runs and an RBI on 4-for-5 hitting.

Sophomore pitcher Tyler Zimmerman got the win by allowing no runs on one hit and two walks while striking out six over three innings. Junior Evan Finley closed the game by allowing one run on one hit while striking out four over two innings.

Highland softball 13, Fredericksburg Christian 0

The Highland Hawks moved back above .500 Tuesday with a 13-0 road win over the Fredericksburg Christian softball team.

Jessica Shaw got the shutout victory by allowing only two hits while striking out 10 to give the Hawks a 4-3 record (2-0 Delaney Athletic Conference). Offensively, Mackenzie Ross went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a triple, while Libby Brown went 2-for-3.

Highland previously lost to St. Stephen's St. Agnes, 5-3, Monday on the road in Alexandria.

Kettle Run baseball 6, Warren County 0

The Kettle Run Cougars got their second consecutive win Tuesday and opened Evergreen District play by beating the Warren County baseball team, 6-0, on the road in Front Royal.

Pitcher Donnie Forgacs got the win to improve Kettle Run’s overall record to 3-7.

Rollin Buffington hit a home run to lead the Cougars’ offense.

Kettle Run softball 3, Warren County 2

It took extra innings, but the Kettle Run Cougars got their ninth consecutive victory Tuesday and opened Evergreen District play with a win by beating the Warren County softball team, 3-2, on the road in Front Royal.

Starting pitcher Kaitlin Munda got the complete game nine-inning victory by holding the Wildcats hitless over the final four innings and then producing the winning RBI in the top of the ninth. She drove in Michelle Farmer and finished the day with two doubles on 4-for-5 hitting.

Warren County took an early lead when Munda allowed two runs on three singles and a walk in the fourth inning, but Kettle Run (9-1 overall, 1-0 district) responded in the fifth inning with a two-run home run by Forrest Poland. That tied the game and set up Munda to drive in the go-ahead run in the ninth.

Munda also finished with a season-high 14 strikeouts while allowing six hits and two walks.

The Cougars finished with 11 hits as Debbie Stuart (one run) and Makayla Eldredge each went 2-for-4.

Kettle Run boys tennis 8, Warren County 1

The Kettle Run Cougars improved to 2-0 in Evergreen District play Tuesday with an 8-1 win over the Warren County boys tennis team on the road in Front Royal.

Kettle Run (6-2 overall) won at least seven games in five of six singles matches to clinch the team victory. No. 1 Nick Meding won 10-3, No. 2 Brendan Adamec won 10-2, No. 3 Ryan Powell won 10-6, No. 4 Andrew Rainger won 10-1, No. 5 Justin Smith won 10-3 and No. 6 Luke Schwenke won 10-2.

In doubles play, Adamec and Powell won 10-5 at No. 1, while Meding and Rainger won 10-1 at No. 2, and K.P. Deliee and Shane Hall lost 10-6 at No. 3.

“Overall I was very pleased with how we played,” Kettle Run coach Stephen Sviatko said.

Fauquier girls soccer 4, James Wood 1

A Caity Ashley hat trick led the Fauquier Falcons to their third consecutive victory Tuesday with a 4-1 win over the James Wood girls soccer team on the road in Winchester.

Ashley scored twice in the opening 14 minutes of the game to help Fauquier (3-2 overall, 1-0 Evergreen District) build a 3-0 lead by halftime. In the seventh minute Julie Kohler crossed a ball to Ashley, who headed in into the goal, and then with about 21 minutes remaining in the half, Ashley scored with another header off a cross from Sierra Kroencke.

Ashley took another shot with about 11 minutes remaining in the first half, but the James Wood goalkeeper deflected it. Kohler gathered the rebound and scored. Ashley then got her third goal three minutes into the second half on a volley off a cross from Kohler.

James Wood finally scored during the final moments of the game, rebounding a ball saved by Falcons goalkeeper Emma Averna.
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