The Rundown: Spartans Blast No. 2 Bruins, 13-3, Extend Win Streak to 4

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April 10 - Alec Reilly and David Giorges had three hits apiece and West Springfield used a seven-run fifth inning to put the game away in a 13-3 win over visiting No. 2 Lake Braddock last night.

The win was the fourth straight and sixth in seven games for the Spartans (6-2 overall, 4-0 Patriot District) and was the first loss for the Bruins (7-1, 2-1).

Giorgis and Jeffrey Beavers each drove in three runs for the defending Class 6 state champions, who jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the top of the first on a squeeze bunt by Beavers and run-scoring hits by Wayne Romero and Jake Roberti. After Lake Braddock drew to within 4-3 in the top of the fourth, West Springfield responded with two in the bottom half before its big inning in the fifth.

“We stayed aggressive at the plate and continued to use the big part of the field approach,” West Springfield coach Jason Olms said of his hitters, who deposited many of their hits into right field. “We competed well in all four aspects of the game.”

Coleman Grehawick earned the win after permitting three runs on six hits over four innings. Roberti pitched a scoreless fifth before the game was called due to the 10-run mercy rule. Jay Cassady took the loss, allowing four runs on six hits over three innings.

Cassady and Lyle Miller-Green homered for the Bruins, who look to rebound when they host Fairfax tonight. The Spartans also have a quick turnaround, hosting Oakton tonight as they look to extend their winning streak.

“We have a roster of high character young men with tremendous work ethics, including outstanding leadership from our seniors,” Olms said. “We must stay humble, continue to improve, and make adjustments every day in order to achieve our goals.”

Here are recaps of yesterday’s other games involving teams from the Northern Virginia Top 10 Poll:

No. 1 Battlefield 7, Osbourn Park 2 - Zach Agnos struck out eight in a two-hit complete game outing as the Bobcats remained unbeaten with their eighth straight victory. Craig Miles paced the Battlefield bats, going 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBI. Jack Braley and Liam Gannon each drove in runs for the Yellow Jackets, who had a five-game winning streak snapped.

No. 3 Patriot 15, Forest Park 5 - Kyle VanDenburg was 3-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI to pace the Pioneers’ 16-hit attack in their seventh consecutive win to open the season. Andrew Casey, Brian Wilson and Eli Serrano each added two hits and three RBI while A.J. Escobar went four innings to earn the win and Bert Redding struck out eight over three innings in relief. Chase Stoltman went 2-for-4 with two RBI to pace the Bruins.

No. 4 Westfield 4, Chantilly 3 - Kevin Mackmin had a go-ahead RBI single in the top of the seventh inning and Danny Leo came on to record the final three outs and earn the save as the Bulldogs improved to 8-0. Dylan Siesky had an RBI double as the Chargers took a 2-0 lead in the first inning, then Nick Lottchea and Ryan Lattomus drove in runs to pull Westfield even in the fifth.

No. 5 Potomac 5, C.D. Hylton 1 - The Panthers bounced back after suffering their first loss last week to West Potomac as Brody Mack earned his sixth win after allowing one run in six-plus innings and Josue Cumba worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh inning to earn the save. Two freshmen, Carlos Carvallo and Matt Drumgold, drove in runs during Potomac’s four-run sixth. Angeles Pierpont drove home the Bulldogs’ run with a seventh-inning sacrifice fly.

No. 6 Episcopal 3, Landon (MD) 1 - Thomas Windels scattered three hits and struck out five over six innings to earn the win and John Moses fanned two in a perfect seventh to earn the save and also had two hits as the Maroon won their 11th game. Henry Sergenian was 2-for-3 with an RBI and two stolen bases.

No. 7 Madison 18, Centreville 4 - Carson Hoffman and David Favero each homered, had two hits and drove in three runs as the Warhawks exploded for five runs in the fourth inning and 10 runs in the fifth after falling behind 2-0 in the bottom of the first.

No. 8 Stafford 7, Massaponax 0 - Tucker Sullivan and Caleb McAlister both had three hits and drove in a run while Mike Tolson struck out nine and didn’t allow a hit in five scoreless innings and added an RBI double as the Indians won their fourth straight. Ben Stoval took the loss, allowing five runs (two earned) in five innings.

No. 9 Bishop O’Connell 13, The Heights (MD) 0 - Eddie Eisert was 2-for-3 with a triple and three RBI for the Knights, who had six players with multi-hit games and totaled 17 hits. Brandon Kim struck out seven over five scoreless innings to earn the decision.

Heritage 4, No. 10 Loudoun Valley 0 - Nick Hemstreet and Anthony Iannizzi both went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI while Dylan Saale struck out 12 and scattered two hits over 6.2 innings to earn the win. Ryan Dudak took the loss after allowing three runs on seven hits over five innings. Michael Grupe had two of the Vikings’ three hits.

Top 10 Today: Fairfax at No. 2 Lake Braddock

Other Games: Orlando Torres had three hits and Alex Brennan drove in three runs in Annandale’s 9-1 win over Mount Vernon … Jeffrey Etter hit a game-tying grand slam in the sixth inning and Michael Plunkett hit a go-ahead double in the 11th as Edison rallied from an 8-0 deficit to win, 16-13, at Jefferson … Luke Binsted was 3-for-4 with three RBI and Jake DeLisi fanned eight in 6.1 innings as Brentsville District beat Warren County, 5-1, to remain unbeaten … Ryan Bellamy homered and Jaden Isidro struck out eight in a one-hit shutout in Brooke Point’s 3-0 win over North Stafford … West Potomac’s Jimmy Curley and Adam Fischer combined for 18 strikeouts and a two-hit shutout in a 4-0 win over Hayfield … Clark Agnew hit a two-run homer, Brendan Albritain had three hits and two RBI and O’Kelly McWilliams tossed six shutout innings in Flint Hill’s 5-0 win over Maret (D.C.) … Trey Haley had three hits, Liam Holland drove in two runs and Sean Werfel tossed a three-hitter in Washington-Lee’s 5-4 win over South Lakes … Freedom-South Riding got hits from nine payers in a 15-3 win over Stone Bridge … Highland School beat Trinity Christian, 17-0, getting three hits and three RBI from Ty Gravett and three RBI from Eddie Gimbel and Blake Cuddington … Gunner Canary struck out eight in five innings and Jake Miller was 2-for-3 with an RBI in Riverside’s 8-3 win over Dominion.

Photo of West Springfield coach Jason Olms by Fred Ingham