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April 16 Fauquier County high school sports roundup

Thursday, Apr. 17 | By Jeff Malmgren
The Highland Hawks rebounded from their first loss of the softball season with their sixth blowout victory.

Highland defeated Randolph Macon, 16-0, in five innings Wednesday via mercy rule to improve its record to 5-0 in the Delaney Athletic Conference and 6-1 overall.

Outside of a 13-1 loss to Brentsville on Monday, the Hawks have outscored opponents, 108-2.

Freshman Sara Frye led the Hawks on Wednesday with three RBIs and a double on 2-for-3 hitting, while eighth grader Jordanna Short went 3-for-4 with a double. Junior Jessica Simpson added a triple and two walks on 1-for-2 hitting, while freshman Hailey Place went 1-for-1 with three walks.

Adding an RBI each were Julia Granato (2-for-4), Shelby Thornhill (1-for-4) and Ali Granato (1-for-3)

Short also got the win as Highland’s starting pitcher by striking out 10 of 16 batters and allowing only one hit.

Seton boys tennis 6, Wakefield 1

The Seton boys tennis team avenged a loss earlier this season to the Wakefield Owls with a 6-1 victory Wednesday at home in Manassas.

Wakefield (5-2 overall, 2-2 Delaney Athletic Conference) previously beat the Conquistadors, 5-2, on April 4, but only the Owls No. 5 singles player, Henry Ohrstrom, won in the rematch. He beat Seton’s Matt Fioramonti, 8-4.

Wakefield No. 1 singles player Will Driskill and No. 2 Gabe Himelfarb lost to opponents they had previously beaten. Thomas Rowzie beat Driskill, 8-3, while Matt Bartolozzi defeated Himelfarb, 8-6.

The Owls’ Harwood Wolfson lost to No. 3 Tommy Shaw, 8-6, while No. 4 Connor Mulvey lost to Kevin Geiran, 8-6.

In doubles action, the No. 1 team of Driskill and Himelfarb fell to Rowzie and Shaw, 8-3, while the No. 2 team of Mulvey and Cameron Abeel lost to Bartolozzi and Geiran, 8-3.

Pope John Paul the Great girls lacrosse 16, Highland 14

The Highland Hawks rallied from a six-goal deficit to force overtime Wednesday, but still lost to the Pope John Paul the Great girls lacrosse team, 16-14, on the road in Dumfries.

“I am really proud of our heart and hustle to overcome the deficit and make it to overtime,” Hawks coach Kristen Conques said of their recovery from John Paul’s 8-2 halftime lead.

Senior Jessica Crew led Highland (4-2 overall, 3-1 Delaney Athletic Conference) with six goals on nine shots and two assists. Sophomore Carley Eldredge and Junior Mackenzie Walker added four goals each.

Eldredge also had six draw controls and Walker had four.
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