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May 6 Fauquier County high school sports roundup

Tuesday, May. 6 | By Jeff Malmgren

Gabby Castano and the Wakefield Owls won 12-4 over Trinity Christian on Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the Delaney Athletic Conference tournament. --Photo by Sue Lewis
In the quarterfinals of the Delaney Athletic Conference boys lacrosse tournament Tuesday, the Highland Hawks defeated Seton, 10-8, at home in Warrenton.

The Hawks advanced to play Thursday in the semifinals and improved their record to 6-5.

“Lots of young guys contributed but still looking for consistency,” Highland coach Kevin Helmick said.

Nick Whitehead led the Hawks with four goals, while Brandon Landers, Johnny Bounds and Rahji Johnson had two each. Landers added three assists and Logan Edwards had two, while Jack Silvernale won 14 of 20 face-offs.

“Jack was phenomenal with his face offs today,” Helmick said.

Silvernale also had nine ground balls while Whitehead and Logan Miller had six, and Manti Batistas and Gus Moshos had five apiece. Goalie Liam Walsh added 13 saves.

For Seton, Tom Irving had three goals and six ground balls, while Patrick Koehr had two assists, Paul Masimann had five ground balls, and Zac Harrill had one goal and one assist.

Wakefield girls lacrosse 12, Trinity Christian 4

Shelby Sipes scored five goals to lead the Wakefield Owls over Trinity Christian, 12-4, Tuesday during the quarterfinals of the Delaney Athletic Conference girls lacrosse tournament at home in The Plains.

The Owls outscored Trinity, 10-1, in the first half en route to improving their record to 3-10.

Sarah Steenson had four goals and an assist while Gabby Castano had three goals and two assists, and Sipes had one assist. Brianna Hutchison added two take-aways and two ground balls, while Steenson and Sipes combined to win 11 of 17 draws. Goalie Alyssa Ortiz had seven saves.

Fauquier boys soccer 3, Eastern View 0

With three goals in the second half Tuesday, the Fauquier Falcons defeated the Eastern View boys soccer team, 3-0, at home in Warrenton.

The Falcons have won three of their past four matches – the only loss coming Monday to Chancellor, 3-0 – after starting the season 0-4-1. They are 2-1-3 in Conference 22.

Against Eastern View, Trevor Kane, Connor Keane and Aaron Getman scored for Fauquier.

“Zach Allen made some terrific saves in goal,” Falcons coach Bruce Kane said.

Kettle Run girls soccer 4, Spotsylvania 0

With a 4-0 win over the Spotsylvania girls soccer team Tuesday at home in Nokesville, the Kettle Run Cougars got their fourth consecutive victory and improved to 5-0 in Conference 27.

Taylor Decker and Erika Blevins each had a goal and assist to help Kettle Run improve to 6-3-1 overall. Jamie Allen and Allie Zuras added one goal apiece.

The Cougars took a 2-0 lead by halftime when Decker scored off a corner kick by Blevins and Allen scored off a cross from Decker.

In the second half, Zuras scored off a ball deflected by Eastern View’s goalkeeper, who saved a header by Emily Brummett created by a Blevins corner kick.

Blevins finished the scoring with a free kick goal.

Highland baseball 9, St. Michael’s 5

The Highland Hawks finished the baseball regular season with a come-from-behind victory over St. Michael’s, 9-5, at home in Warrenton.

After winning their first Delaney Athletic Conference regular season championship in program history, the Hawks will host a DAC tournament semifinal game Thursday.

"We are proud of our regular season title,” Highland coach Micah Higgins said, “but we all know we still have unfinished business.”

The Hawks trailed St. Michael’s 5-2 in the bottom of the sixth inning, but rallied to win and improve their record to 9-2 (5-0 DAC).

Freshman pitcher Timmy Stephan picked up the first win of his career by allowing two unearned runs on three walks and two hits while striking out 13. He threw the first three innings of the game, was relieved by Evan Finley and then reentered to pitch the final two innings.

Offensively, Stephan went 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI, while Donnie Mayer went 2-for-3. Finley allowed three runs on three walks and a hit while striking out one over two innings.

Fauquier softball 11, Eastern View 1

Via a mercy-rule win, the Fauquier Falcons strengthened their lead in the Conference 22 softball standings Tuesday.

Fauquier beat Eastern View, 11-1, in six innings to improve its record to 7-0 in conference play and 10-3 overall.

The Falcons used 13 hits to score in all but one inning with LeAnn Brown going 4-for-4 with two runs, an RBI and a double. Fauquier evoked the 10-run rule with three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, culminated with a two-RBI double by Josie Adgate.

Adgate went 1-for-2 with two runs and a stolen base, while Jessie Goodwin went 3-for-4 with two runs, a triple, an RBI and a stolen base. Marlee Ott went 2-for-3 with a run and Apryl Nalls went 1-for-3 with two RBIs and a run.

Bri Pollard had Eastern View’s lone extra base hit with an RBI double against Tess Miller, who got the win by allowing one earned run on four hits and zero walks while striking out seven over six innings.
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