HS Baseball & Softball

St. John’s is aiming for a fourth straight WCAC title

St. John’s, and DeMatha will face each other in the conference championship game for the first time since 2015.

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MLB Draft: Kansas City Royals draft Flint Hill’s Khalil Lee in the third round

Flint Hill’s Khalil Lee was picked by the World Series champions Kansas City Royals in the third round of the MLB Draft. This season, Lee dominated on the mound and at the plate. The left-handed pitcher went 7-0 with a 0.33 ERA and 87 strikeouts. Offensively, the Virginia Gatorade Player of the Year hit .471, belted six home runs and drove in 37 runs. Lee worked out with the Royals and the San Diego Padres…

MLB Draft: Seattle Mariners select Oakton’s Joe Rizzo with the 50th pick

Oakton High School (VA)  third baseman Joe Rizzo went into the 2016 MLB Draft as the No. 40 prospect in the country and projected to get pick in the first two rounds. The Seattle Mariners took the local standout with the 50th pick in the first round. “Besides his natural ability, he’s got a good approach,” Mariners director of scouting Tom McNamara said in a Seattle Times article. “We saw him a lot this summer….

Ryken’s Madison Aughinbaugh is name Maryland Gatorade Softball POY

St. Mary’s Ryken senior Madison Aughinbaugh was named the 2016 Maryland Gatorade Softball Player of the Year on June 2. “Madison was basically unhittable this season and shut down the top hitters on every team she faced,” Paul VI softball head coach E.J. Thomas in the press release. “She was able to work both sides of the plate and change speeds to keep them off-balance and increased her pitch speed over her junior year. Her…

Riverdale Baptist rallies to beat DeMatha 6-5 in the Maryland Private Schools Championship

It was safe to say that DeMatha took the momentum from its 4-1 semifinals win over the Heights into the Maryland Private Schools Championship game against Riverdale Baptist on May 30. The Stags were in control going into the bottom of the seventh inning as they held on to a 5-2. The Crusaders flipped the script when they scored four runs in the seventh inning to walk away with a 6-5 win. The Crusaders opened…