The Patrick Henry Patriots clinched the first-ever Conference 16 Softball regular season title tonight, defeating Hermitage 5-0 to improve to 12-1. Even if they lose at Mills Godwin Wednesday night in their season finale, PH has earned the top seed in the Conference 16 Tournament beginning Friday, and should host fourth-seeded Albemarle for the right to play for the conference title and clinch a 5A North Region berth.
(REMINDER: LISTEN LIVE to Patrick Henry at Mills Godwin Softball Wednesday night, 6:50pm on HCS Media Network here at HanoverCountySports.net!)
In the battle for first place in Conference 11, Atlee held off Lee-Davis 3-1 Tuesday night to improve to 12-4, overtaking the Confederates, whose season ends at 13-5 for the top spot. The Raiders host Henrico Wednesday and go to Highland Springs Thursday. Two wins will clinch the number one seed in next week's inaugural conference tourney.
Peyton St. George struck out seven as the Raiders scored two runs in the first inning and an insurance run in the fourth. Kylie Stonebreaker pitched for the Confederates, as Lauren McIntyre was moved to shortstop to replace Jordan Trimiew, injured in practice on Monday, also striking out seven batters.
A Patrick Henry win over Mills Godwin will likely earn Lee-Davis the number two seed in Conference 11. If they finish tied for second, Lee-Davis does hold a head-to-head tiebreaker edge, if that comes into play.
Lee-Davis boys soccer knocked off homestanding Atlee 1-0 in overtime to improve to 10-4, second place in Conference 11. The Raiders fell to 8-4-2.
In girls soccer action, Atlee remained unbeaten at 12-0 with a 6-0 shutout of Lee-Davis, who fell to 7-5-1. This sets up a showdown for the Raiders at Conference 11 foe Mills Godwin (12-1-1) tomorrow night, essentially for the top seed in next week's tournament and the regular season title.
BASEBALL: Lee-Davis improved to 12-5 with a 5-1 victory at home over Atlee (6-10). Patrick Henry was upset at Hermitage 6-5 in 8 innings. The loss may have cost the Patriots a home game in the Conference 16 semifinals this Friday. If they are the third seed, they'll have to travel to the second seeded team.
Hanover disposed of Highland Springs 14-0 and next go to undefeated Douglas Freeman tomorrow night in a rematch of the 2013 Central Region Championship game, won by the Rebels. The Hawks, however, eventually won the Group AAA State Championship.
TENNIS: Danny Polk and James Pollard each won Conference 20 Boys Semfinals to set up a Hanover vs. Hanover conference championship match, which will take place on Thursday.
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