Our first highlight is that the weather begat brilliant late-day sunshine so we could return to the fields and diamonds of the area!
SOFTBALL: Lee-Davis handed defending Group AAA State Champion Cosby their first loss of the season, defeating the Titans on the road by an 8-2 count. Cosby scored their only runs in the first inning. The Confederates tied the game with two runs in the second, took the lead for good with a run in the third, then broke the game open with 4 runs in the 4th.
Haleigh Cottrell homered for Lee-Davis (12-3) while Amy Wingfield and Becca Hicks each had three hits off Cosby starter Chelsea Whitcomb. This was Cosby's first loss in any game since a 4-3 defeat to Midlothian on April 18, 2012.
Meanwhile, Ashley Samuels hit two home runs as Patrick Henry shut out Douglas Freeman 6-0 to improve to 11-0 in the Colonial District, alone in first place. Hanover comes to PH to face the Patriots in non-district action Friday at 6pm.
BASEBALL: In a key Colonial battle, Douglas Freeman handcuffed Patrick Henry, as two pitchers combined on a one-hitter leading the Rebels to a 4-0 victory in Ashland. Chesdin Harrington had the lone hit, a double, for the Patriots, now 10-3 in the Colonial, 10-5 overall. The Patriots must regroup to face J.R. Tucker Friday at 6pm; it will be Senior Night.
Hanover broke a close game wide open in the 3rd inning en route to an 11-1 thrashing of Lee-Davis at the Hawks' Nest tonight. The win all but clinches the Capital District title for the Hawks, who lead Atlee and Varina by two games, and now Lee-Davis by three.
Douglas Freeman 5, Patrick Henry 0
Atlee 5, Henrico 2 (Connor Hulser had FOUR goals for the Raiders!)
Atlee 5, Henrico 0
Cosby 8, Hanover 0
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