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Kevin Zamudio went a perfect 3-for-3 from the plate and drove in four runs as Bruton knocked off Grafton 6-1 at home Friday.
Bruton put up a run in the bottom of the first inning and added an additional two runs in the bottom of the second inning to take a 3-0 lead.
While Bruton’s offense started hot, Grafton struggled to find hits at the plate. Bruton’s pitcher Clee Yocum pitched a complete game, allowing one hit and one run in the victory.
The Panthers logged another three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to blow the game open, securing their first victory of the year.
Bruton (1-1) will play a road game against Washington & Lee on Thursday, while Grafton (0-2) will attempt to rebound at home Tuesday against Tabb.
Grafton: 000;010;0 — 1 1 2
Bruton: 120;030;x — 6 8 3
WP: Clee Yocum
LP: Joey Majowitz
Grafton: Jordan Allen (1-3, R), Joey Majowitz (RBI)
Bruton: Kevin Zamudio (3-3, 4 RBIs), Clee Yocum (2-3, RBI)
York Stuns Warhill With Furious Nine-Run Rally Over Final Two Innings
Trailing 13-4 after four innings, York managed to complete an improbable comeback over the final three innings, putting up 10 unanswered runs to claim a 14-13 home victory on Friday.
Warhill put up five runs in the top of the first inning, none of which were earned at the plate. Three runs were a result of errors, one resulted from a batter being hit by a pitch and another came from a wild pitch.
The game got uglier for York, as Warhill added three runs in the top of the third inning and another five runs in the top of the fourth inning, taking a 13-4 lead over the Falcons.
The Falcons slowly chipped away at Warhill’s lead, eventually cutting the deficit to two runs heading into the seventh inning.
Ironically, after errors plagued York in the first inning, an error helped the Falcons take the victory. York’s Ryan Jordan hit a high fly ball to right field, which was dropped by the Warhill outfielder.
Two runners were able to find home plate, including the game-tying and game-winning runs.
York (1-0) will host Poquoson on Tuesday, while Warhill (0-2) will try to rebound on Tuesday at home against Smithfield.
Warhill: 503;500;0 — 13 8 8
York: 011;216;3 — 14 8 8
WP: Josh Burgett
LP: Adam Ball
Warhill: Adam Ball (2-5, 2 RBIs), Blake Sawyer (2-4, RBI, 3 R)
York: Ryan Jordan (2-4, 2 RBIs), Gabe Simmons (2-4, 3 R)
Jamestown Blanks Poquoson
Four Jamestown pitchers combined to allow two hits and strike out nine batters en route to a comfortable 7-0 road win against Poquoson on Friday.
With the bases loaded in the first inning, Michael Schmidt drew a walk that brought home the first run of the game. On the next at bat, Garrick Colorado hit into a two-run fielder’s choice.
After four consecutive innings of scoreless ball, the Eagles added another run in the top of the fourth inning before capping the game with three runs in the top of the seventh inning.
Jamestown (1-0) will face a tough test on Tuesday as the Eagles host defending state champions Lafayette.
Jamestown: 300;001;3 — 7 6 2
Poquoson: 000;000;0 — 0 2 2
WP: Kent Klyman
Jamestown: Andrew Barrow (2-4, 2 RBIs), Kent Klyman (1-4, RBI)
Lafayette Drubs Smithfield in Five Innings
Andre Lipcius drove in three runs to help Lafayette knock off Smithfield 11-1 in five innings at home on Friday.
Lafayette gave up a single run in the top of the first inning before locking down and holding Smithfield scoreless for the final four innings.
The Rams responded with three runs in the bottom of the first inning before adding another run in the bottom of the second inning to take a 4-1 lead.
Seven runs in the bottom of the fourth inning put the game well out of reach for Smithfield, allowing Lafayette to win in five innings because of the Virginia High School League 10-run rule.
Lafayette (2-0) will try to move to 3-0 during a road game against Jamestown on Tuesday.
Smithfield: 100;00 — 1 4 3
Lafayette: 310;7x — 11 10 1
WP: Chase Smith
LP: Garris Weaver
Smithfield: Jack Darden (RBI), Jr Polak (2-3, R)
Lafayette: Andre Lipcius (2-4, 3 RBIs), Gabe Bono (2 RBIs)
New Kent Beats Tabb Late
Tabb played New Kent close until the bottom of the sixth inning when the Trojans posted five runs to blow the game open and help secure a 10-4 victory at home on Friday.
Trailing 3-0 heading into the top of the third inning, Nick Hunter reached base on an error that allowed a pair of runs to score for the Tigers.
New Kent responded by scoring a run in the fourth and fifth inning to take a 5-2 lead.
A five-run bottom of the sixth put the game out of reach for the Tigers, despite two runs scored in the top of the seventh inning.
Tabb (1-1) will try to get back to its winning ways on Tuesday on the road against Grafton.
Tabb: 002;000;2 — 4 7 6
New Kent: 120;115;x — 10 8 2
WP: Mitchell Metheny
LP: DJ Williams
Tabb: Evan Glass (2-3, R), Nick Hunter (1-3, RBI)
New Kent: Blake Frye (1-3, 2 RBIs), Mitchell Metheny (2-4, RBI)