Surging PA girls reach region soccer final
Girls soccer CLASS 5 REGION A SEMIFINALS
Princess Anne 1, Cox 0: Amy Woodworth scored the lone firsthalf goal on a Nina Murth assist as the Cavaliers (16-3) won their sixth consecutive game Wednesday night.
Princess Anne registered its fourth straight shutout and earned a region title-game bid and a state tourney spot. The Cavaliers play First Colonial at 5:30 p.m. today in the championship game at Bayside.
First Colonial 6, Hickory 0:
Skylar Miller had two goals and two assists in leading the Patriots to a win, clinching the program’s seventh consecutive state tournament berth.
CLASS 6 REGION A SEMIFINALS Kellam 4, James River 0:
JaShyra Johnson scored twice and Lauren Croley and Dylan McEntarfer each contributed a goal to lead the Knights. Kylie Cass and Anna Wise combined in goal for a clean sheet.
Kellam (17-0) hosts Cosby — a 4-1 semifinal winner over Western Branch — in today’s region title game at 5 p.m.
Boys soccer CLASS 6 REGION A SEMIFINALS
Kellam 3, James River 0: Hamilton Howes, Josh Nevins and Hunter Roche scored for the Knights, who host Landstown in the region title game tonight. The
Eagles beat Cosby 1-0.
Baseball CLASS 6 REGION A SEMIFINALS Western Branch 5, Cosby 0:
Gavin Biernot scattered six hits over seven scoreless innings to pick up the win and advance the Bruins to the region championship game at 6 p.m. today at Grassfield.
“I attacked well today,” Biernot said. “I felt like I commanded the zone.”
Jacob Wright singled to lead off the decisive fifth inning, followed by a walk to Nic Pool and a sacrifice by P.J. Tone. Carter Craun delivered the defining blow, driving a grounder under the first baseman’s mitt, and Pool hustled around the catcher to beat the tag. Craun stole second base and scored on Joshua Wright’s hit.
— Jim McGrath Grassfield 2, James River 0:
Bradley Zayac and Maddux Tsutsui combined on a four-hit shutout over nine innings, and Pudgy Snoh delivered a run-scoring single in the ninth to put the Grizzlies on top. Snoh, Jacob Henry and Jack Wecht each had two hits for Grassfield.
CLASS 5 REGION B SEMIFINAL Nansemond River 4, Maury 3:
Cam Bauswell went 2 for 3 with three RBIs and Buddy Baker was the winning pitcher, striking out eight over four innings. The Warriors earned a state tournament berth and a spot in the title game at 6 p.m. today against
Gloucester at War Memorial Stadium.
CLASS 4 REGION A SEMIFINALS Smithfield 6, Warwick 4:
The sixth-seeded Packers’ Maddax Brown went 2 for 3 and pitched four innings, giving up one run. Walt Bondurant scored three runs and stole home in the bottom of the sixth. In the other semifinal, No. 5 seed Jamestown knocked off No. 1 Great Bridge 2-1 in extra innings.
CLASS 3 REGION A SEMIFINALS Lakeland 4, Tabb 3:
Landon Patton and Cash Harrington combined to allow one earned run. Cole Harrington was 2 for 4 and hit a double to start the bottom of the seventh, and Patton singled in the winning run.
REGION 2 CLASS A SEMIFINALS Poquoson 11, Arcadia 1:
Lucas Power was 2 for 2 with two RBIs and Connor McDaniels had two RBIs for Poquoson, which scored 10 runs in the first two innings.
Softball CLASS 5 REGION B CHAMPIONSHIP Nansemond River 10, Granby 6:
Cammie Stuffel blasted her 18th home run of the season and Whitney DeFreitas had three hits as the Warriors won the region title. Kennedy Linhardt and Taylor Shreck both had two hits and combined with DeFreitas for five RBIs. Stuffel started in the circle, with Shreck pitching in relief.
CLASS 6 REGION A SEMIFINALS Kellam 10, Manchester 0:
Sydney Harris hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning, and Chloe Jackson, Carson Schakel and Carson Griffith added two hits apiece for the top-seeded Knights. Abby Adamek pitched a one-hit shutout and fanned eight.
Grassfield 5, Cosby 1: Addi Casassa hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning to pace the Grizzlies, who visit Kellam at 5 p.m. today in the region championship game. Grassfield’s Mya Davis and Bailey Murphy each had two hits.
CLASS 4 REGION A SEMIFINALS Deep Creek 2, Great Bridge 1:
Sydney Seals hit a game-tying RBI single and Rayna Klar delivered the go-ahead run with a single as the Hornets scored twice in the sixth-inning to knock off No. 1 seed Great Bridge. Seal pitched a complete game and struck out five.
CLASS 3 REGION A SEMIFINALS York 7, Southampton 1:
Sarah Witt was strong on the mound, giving up only three hits, while Mackenzie Hahn was 2 for 4 with a double and two RBIs. Morgan Hunter went 2 for 4 with a double.
REGION 2 CLASS A SEMIFINALS
Poquoson 3, Arcadia 2: Brooklyn Arneault fanned four over seven innings and had a double. Kendall Snapp added two singles, and Alanna Gragg and AJ Smith drove in runs.