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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.
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