March 26 - Brentsville District pitchers Vince DiMauro and Jake DeLisi rang up 17 strikeouts while combining on a no-hitter as the Tigers remained undefeated with a 4-0 win over Fauquier last night in Nokesville.
DiMauro did the heavy lifting, fanning 13 in six innings - including nine of the last 10 batters he faced - while DeLisi recorded four strikeouts in the seventh after a Falcon base runner reached on a dropped third strike. The duo, who also combined to hold Skyline without a hit in an 11-0 five-inning win on Mar. 13, were handed an early 1-0 lead on an RBI double by Alex Seymour in the first before getting some insurance in the form of a two-run double by Luke Binsted in the third.
The Tigers (4-0) have won 18 of 20 games since a 3-5 start last spring, a stretch that included a run to the Region 3B championship and a berth in the Class 3 state semifinals. DeLisi, who also went 1-for-3, has yet to surrender an earned run while totaling 13 strikeouts and just two walks in 8.2 innings. He has pitched in all four of Brentsville’s games. DiMauro, meanwhile, has compiled a 1.38 ERA with 27 strikeouts in 13 innings over his three appearances.
“We’ve been pounding the strike zone and mixing in off-speed very well,” said DeLisi, who will play next year at Division II King University in Tennessee. “We’ve been getting a lot of swing and misses.”
Fauquier (1-1), a Class 4 state tournament qualifier last year, was playing its first game since a 3-2 season-opening win over Eastern View on Mar. 12. Falcons starter Carson McCusker took the loss after allowing four runs (three earned) in three innings.
Here are recaps of yesterday’s games involving teams from the Northern Virginia Top 10 Poll:
No. 4 Patriot 6, Riverbend 0 - Bert Redding and Kevin Warunek combined on a four-hit shutout and nine strikeouts and Andrew Casey drove in three runs as the Pioneers remained perfect through four games. Kyle Vandenburg and Bryce Degrood added RBI hits for Patriot, while Ryan Baechtel had two hits to pace the Bears.
No. 7 South Lakes 4, W.T. Woodson 1 - Braden Huebsch went five innings to earn the win and combined with Ryan Ertlschweiger for a one-hitter with 12 strikeouts as the Seahawks won their fourth straight to open the season. Josh Meade was 3-for-4 with an RBI to pace South Lakes. Danny Fitzgerald struck out six and allowed one hit in four scoreless innings, earning a no-decision for the Cavaliers.
Top 10 Today: Woodbridge at No. 1 Battlefield; No. 2 Potomac at Forest Park; St. Albans (D.C.) at No. 3 Lake Braddock; No. 5 Madison at McLean; No. 6 Freedom-South Riding at Tuscarora; Washington-Lee at No. 8 Westfield; Trinity Christian at No. 9 Episcopal; No. 10 Bishop O’Connell at St. Mary’s Ryken (MD)
Other Games: Blake Fisher hit a walk-off single to give Highland School a 1-0 win over South Dade (FL) in the Hawks’ first game at the Florida High School Invitational in Sanford, FL. Fisher went the distance on the mound, tossing a three-hit shutout … A.J. Shepard went 4-for-4 and had a two-run go-ahead homer in the bottom of the sixth as Osbourn Park rallied from a four-run deficit for a 7-6 win over Edison. Mario Duarte and Mason Balsis also homered for the Yellow Jackets, while Anthony Cruz went deep for the Eagles … Chase Stoltman went 2-for-4 with three RBI and struck out seven while scattering three hits in five shutout innings in Forest Park’s 10-0 win over Gar-Field … Bryce Hickman drove in three runs to lead South County to an 8-4 win over Colonial Forge … Jay Nesson took a hard-luck loss as an unearned run led to the game’s lone score in George Mason’s 1-0 loss at Strasburg.
Photos of Jake DeLisi and Vince DiMauro courtesy of Brentsville District Baseball