With the spring sports season heading into the home stretch a few of Lorton’s sports teams look primed to make plenty of noise in the playoffs, notably the baseball teams at South County and Hayfield, as well as Hayfield's softball team.
Evan Beal was dominant for South County on Friday night against Woodson. The South Carolina signee tossed a complete game shutout as the Stallions beat Woodson 6-0.
On Wednesday night, homers from Drew Rector, Kyle Fairbanks and Mike Perez combined with strong pitching from Tyler Frazier helped the Stallions beat Lake Braddock 5-3. The Stallions are now 14-0 on the year and play Annandale on Tuesday.
Not to be outdone, Hayfield had a couple of blowouts to finish off their week, beating Edison 13-1 and Mount Vernon 12-1. The Hawks are 14-2 on the year and play Stuart tomorrow.
Against Mount Vernon Josh Eldridge, Justin Drechsel, Eamon Eshman, Bryan DiRosario and Brad Johnson all hit homeruns. DiRosario and Johnson went back to back and Eldridge was only a triple short of hitting for the cycle.
Hayfield’s softball team is doing what they can to keep pace with the baseball team. They capped an unbeaten April by beating Mount Vernon, Woodbridge and South County. The girls have improved to 12-1-1. Thanks to rainouts earlier in the season, the Hawks have five games scheduled this week, starting with Stuart on Monday.
South County’s week started off well with a 3-0 shutout of Lake Braddock who was previously undefeated in the district. Rebecca Martin fired a two-hit shutout in the win over the Bruins. The Stallions dropped back-to-back close ones to Woodson and Hayfield before getting back on track with a win over Jefferson. Like the Hawks, South County has also had several rainouts, compressing their schedule. They have four games next week as they try to improve their seeding for the coming playoffs.
Hayfield’s boys snapped a nine game losing streak with a 4-1 win over Wakefield. Obed Campos, Kelvin Centeno, Freddy Bonilla and Victor Barillas scored the goals. Vince Love made several clutch saves in net for Coach Daniel Drickey’s squad.
South County’s boys had a successful Senior Night with a 2-1 win over Annandale on Friday.
The Stallions girls played to a 1-1 tie with the Atoms, while Hayfield’s girls fell to Falls Church 2-0.
It was a tough week for lacrosse teams. The South County girls fell to West Springfield and Lake Braddock. The boys fell to West Springfield also while Hayfield’s boys lost to Yorktown.
The boys’ tennis team of South County beat Lee 8-1 with Spenser Bullock, Daniel Shlossman, Tyler Lam, Matt Masakayan, Jack Proctor and Adam Epstein winning in singles. Doubles winners were Matt Gates and Nick Ngyen, Tyler Reskovec and Don Tran.
South County’ girls earned a solid 6-3 win over West Springfield. Seniors Kaitlin Reskovac and Katrina Shah continued their strong play in singles The key to the victory may have been freshman Erica Smedberg’s comeback win in the final singles match. South County went on to sweep doubles action with Reskovac and Shah winning, as well as the teams of Cindy Mao and Julie Park and Smedberg and Amy Park.
The girls followed the win over West Springfield with an 8-1 win over Lee, sweeping all six singles matches in the process. The Stallions are now 9-4 and conclude their regular season tomorrow versus Annandale.