With a first-inning grand slam by Mark Terrell, the Highland Hawks beat the Pope John Paul the Great baseball team, 11-8, Wednesday on the road in Dumfries.
Highland never trailed after Terrell's home run in the bottom of the first and improved its record to 2-10.
Terrell went 2-for-4 with five RBIs, two runs and a stolen base, while Evan Finley went 2-for-5 with three runs and a stolen base.
Sophomore pitcher Shane Buss got the win by allowing only one earned run on two hits and two walks over four innings while striking out four. Freshman Timmy Stephan got a three-inning save by allowing seven runs (three earned) on six hits and three walks.
Pope John Paul scored most of its runs in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Highland girls soccer 3, Pope John Paul the Great 1
After starting the girls soccer season with consecutive losses, the Highland Hawks got their first win Wednesday by beating Pope John Paul the Great, 3-1, on the road in Dumfries.
"It was one of the best team wins I've ever seen as a coach,” Reynolds Oare said of his 1-2 team. "Energy was there the entire game. I never felt we played poorly. ... We kept pressure and position during their attacks. Our back line was fantastic."
Senior Michele Micciche scored twice for Highland with assists from freshman Ashton Eicher, who also scored an unassisted goal.
Junior Tanya Bopp played played goalkeeper for the first time and "had a fantastic game," Oare said.
"She was really sharp on the decision making and came out in charge of the defense."
Highland softball 19, Quantico 0
Highland softball 12, Quantico 0
The Highland Hawks scored 31 runs Wednesday to sweep a softball double-header against Quantico at home in Warrenton.
They won the first game, 19-0, and the second, 12-0, to begin the 2014 season with a 2-0 record.
“Going into the season we were completely blank, not knowing what was going to happen, but our new girls stepped up,” Highland coach Jerry Williams said.
Eighth grade starting pitcher Jordanna Short, for example, struck out 19 batters and got the win in both games.
Offensively, in the first game, Highland scored 14 runs in the first inning to set the tone. Julia Granato finished with three RBIs on went 3-for-3 hitting, while Shelby Thornhill went 2-for-2 with three RBIs and a walk, and Short went 3-for-3 with two RBIs.
Hailey Place added two RBIs and two walks on 1-for-2 hitting, while Sara Frye went 1-for-3 with two RBIs, Jessica Simpson went 2-for-2 with an RBI and Ali Granato went 3-for-3.
On the mound, Short allowed only one hit and two walks in each of the four-inning games of the double header.
In game two, Mallory Ackerson went 2-for-2 with three RBIs, while Thornhill went 1-for-2 with three RBIs. Jessica Simpson, Alie Brill, Emily Callahan, Frye and Short added one RBI each.
“Shelby Thornhill crushed the ball,” Williams said. “The tradition lives on. Highland softball proved why they are the best there is – they work harder to play easy.”
Highland girls lacrosse 10, Fauquier 4
Playing a private school gave no reprieve to the Fauquier Falcons.
Fauquier lost its third consecutive girls lacrosse game Wednesday when the Highland Hawks beat the Falcons, 10-4, at home in Warrenton, finally beginning their 2014 schedule after four postponed games last month.
“A solid start to our season,” Hawks coach Kristen Conques said.
Sophia Sirianni and Mackenzie Walker led Highland with three goals and two assists apiece, while Jessica Crew had two goals and Carley Eldredge had two assists. Olivia Bell and Emy Ferrell each added a goal, while goalie Emma Walsh had 13 saves.
Highland boys tennis 7, St. Anne’s Belfield 2
The Highland Hawks remain undefeated after beating the St. Anne’s Belfield boys tennis team Wednesday, 7-2, on the road in Charlottesville.
No. 1 Jack Thomas and No. 2 Adam Fenton led the Hawks (4-0) with 10-0 singles wins, while No. 5 Tim Bartz won, 10-5, and No. 6 Hampton Massie won, 10-2. No. 3 Rich Gerhardt also won, while No. 4 Ward Van de Water lost, 10-8.
In doubles action, the No. 1 team of Fenton and Bartz won, 8-4, while the No. 2 team of Thomas and Van de Water won, 8-0, and the No. 3 team of Gerhardt and Massie lost, 8-6.
Wakefield boys tennis 7, Massanutten Military 0
The Wakefield Owls shut out the Massanutten Military boys tennis team, 7-0, Wednesday on the road in Woodstock.
The Owls lost only six games in the dual en route to improving their record to 3-0.
Winning a single matches 8-0 were No. 1 Will Driskill, No. 2 Gabe Himelfarb, No. 5 Henry Ohrstrom and No. 6 Juan Lizarraga. No. 3 Connor Mulvey won, 8-1, while No. 4 Harwood Wolfson won, 8-2, and No. 7 Anthony Del Rosso won, 8-2.
In doubles play, Driskill and Himelfarb won, 8-0, at No. 1 and Mulvey and Wolfson won, 8-1, at No. 2.
Fauquier softball 11, Courtland 0
The Fauquier Falcons still haven't allowed a run this softball season.
Fauquier got its third shutout Wednesday with a 11-0 victory over Chancellor on the road in Fredericksburg.
The Falcons (3-0 overall, 2-0 Conference 22) previously defeated Liberty, 8-0, and Chancellor, 10-0. Starting pitcher Tess Miller has all three wins for Fauquier.
On Wednesday, she allowed only two hits and a walk while striking out 12 over seven innings. Fauquier's defense played flawlessly behind her.
Offensively, the Falcons had 12 hits and scored in six of seven innings. They took a 4-0 lead by the start of the fifth inning with one run in the first, two in the third and one in the fourth.
Marlee Ott finished with three runs and two stolen bases on 2-for-2 hitting, while Ashtyn Foddrell went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and LeAnn Brown went 2-for-5 with two runs and an RBI. Miller added two doubles, two walks and an RBI on 2-for-2 hitting, while Apryl Nalls went 2-for-3 with a double and RBI.
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