By ROB WITHAM
H-P Sports Correspondent
Baseball: Randolph-Macon used a pair of six-run innings to sweep Lynchburg in Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) play Saturday afternoon at Hugh Stephens Field at Estes Park. The victories moved the Yellow Jackets into third place in ODAC play at 9-3, two games behind leader Washington and Lee. Randolph-Macon is 20-7 overall.
Nick Roth III went all the way in game two, striking out ten Hornets while keeping Lynchburg off the scoreboard in a 17-0 victory. The Yellow Jackets scored four runs in the first, then six in the third to run away from the Hornets to finish the sweep.
Singles from Cole Migliorini and Stuart Brown, and fielders choice RBI’s from Jay Patti and Joseph Tuzzolo gave the Yellow Jackets the early 4-0 advantage. The third was highlighted by more small ball, with RBI singles from Migliorini, Jeff Butler and Ian Pape. Matthew Blaise hit a solo home run in the eighth inning.
Game one began with power, as Lynchburg’s Will Hylton homered for a 1-0 lead. Butler answered with a solo shot of his own as the Yellow Jackets took a 2-1 edge. After the Hornets scored twice to take a 6-4 lead in the eighth, Randolph-Macon put up a half-dozen in response, led by a two-RBI double from Rick Spiers.
The Yellow Jackets return to action Thursday afternoon hosting York (PA) in a make-up game at 3:30pm, and return to ODAC action at Eastern Mennonite on Saturday.
Lacrosse: An eight-point afternoon for junior Alex Lightfoot powered the Randolph-Macon women to a 21-1 win over Randolph Saturday, keeping the Yellow Jackets unbeaten in ODAC play at 4-0. Lightfoot, Alicia Hsieh, and Jesse Cornbrooks all scored in the match’s first minute, and the Yellow Jackets never looked back.
Hsieh led the team with five goals, while Susie Snee added three. Hsieh leads Randolph-Macon in goals with 49 and points with 56, while Lightfoot leads in assists with 38. Snee has 19 goals for the Yellow Jackets, now 7-4 overall. Their next match is at defending ODAC Champion Washington and Lee on Saturday.
Rivalry Night: Courtney Rosser and Lauren Didlake each scored as Hanover girls soccer pulled off the upset of sixth-ranked Atlee 2-1 last Thursday night. The Hawks, now 4-1-2, are unbeaten in their last six matches. Atlee sees a four-match winning streak end, and are now 4-2. In the boys match, the Raiders scored in overtime to take a 3-2 victory over the Hawks. Atlee is now 5-2, while Hanover is 4-3.
In Mechanicsville, Caleb Huber’s two goals helped Lee-Davis thwart a Patrick Henry comeback attempt as the Confederates held on for a 3-2 victory of their own last Thursday, their second win of the season. Daniel Viera and Collin Vaughan scored for Patrick Henry (4-2). The Patriot girls were successful on the road, shutting out Lee-Davis in Mechanicsville 2-0.
Fourth-ranked Hanover baseball exploded for eight first-inning runs, then rode the arms of Jack Dragum and Josh Plummer to an 11-0, five-inning triumph at Atlee to improve to 6-1. Nick Zona and Camden Grimes each had two hits, Zona included a home run and four total RBI. The Hawks host Liberty Christian Thursday night at 6 p.m. in a rematch of the 2016 4A State Championship won by Hanover 13-12.
It was the exact opposite result just yards away at softball as Peyton St. George tossed another no-hitter as top-ranked Atlee moved to 8-0 with an 11-0 win over Hanover. Casey Barrett led the hit parade for the Raiders, safely hitting in four plate appearances including a home run and five RBI, while Rachel Davis added two hits and a pair of runs batted in.
The Raiders host Clover Hill Monday and Warhill Wednesday before traveling to #3 Patrick Henry a week from Friday night.