Blake and Sherwood duel it out
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Blake and Sherwood duel it out
Ten of their last 13 meetings have been decided by one run while nine games have been won in the sixth or seventh inning.
“It’s a tremendous rivalry that seems to bring out the best in both teams, no matter how either one might be playing before the game,” Blake Coach Steve Murfin said. “We’ve had some classic battles and memories.”
This year’s game proved no different. After falling behind 3-0, Blake rallied behind two home runs by Stefan Sigwalt to take a 4-3 lead in the sixth. But Sherwood responded, scoring two runs in the bottom of the inning on two hits and two Blake errors to escape with a 5-4 win.
Yorktown’s Overbeek emerges
Yorktown senior shortstop Daniel Overbeek dislocated his ankle playing basketball last spring and missed his entire junior season. Now recovered, he’s batting .615 and has helped the Patriots remain unbeaten in the Virginia AAA National District.
“His stats look like the books are cooked, but they’re not,” Yorktown Coach Mike Ruck said. “We knew we had a good player, but the season he’s having is pretty amazing.”
Overbeek has three homers, three other extra-base hits, has scored 17 runs and has 18 RBI for the Patriots (10-2, 9-0). But because he missed his junior season, the recruitment of him has been relatively light.
“They really don’t know who he is,” Ruck said.
Senior pitcher John Yoest, a recent William & Mary signee, is 3-0 with a 1.81 ERA. He fanned 12 on Tuesday in a 5-1 win over Washington-Lee, upping his season total to 42 strikeouts and five walks. Senior left fielder Josh Cook made a diving catch that helped preserve the four-run lead with two men on base.
Yorktown has stolen 26 bases in 31 attempts and has drawn 67 walks while striking out 44 times. Senior Matt Lowen is 3-0 with a 1.67 ERA. Senior third baseman Ben Criswell is batting .465. Junior first baseman Teddy Schroeder his hitting .444 with three homers and 12 RBI.
The Post Top 10
Madison, which has not lost since the 3-2 season-opening defeat to Fairfax, has outscored the opposition, 142-31. . . . St. John’s has won 10 straight WCAC games and the three remaining are against the bottom three teams in the league. . . . Riverdale Baptist sustained its first local loss, to Maret, 8-3, on Tuesday. . . . Lake Braddock last week lost to T.C. Williams for what is believed to be the first time since 1998. . . . Paul VI Catholic topped DeMatha, 8-7, on Saturday to earn a split in the season series. . . . Maret, which split with Riverdale, gets another shot at Flint Hill on May 3. . . . Georgetown Prep has given up 10 runs in its last 10 games. . . . Oakland Mills enters the rankings having won its last three games by a combined score of 28-3, including a 3-1 victory against Marriotts Ridge to take over first place in the Howard County standings. . . . Potomac Falls has given up 21 runs during its 11-game winning streak.
1. Madison (14-1) LW: 2
2. St. John’s (16-4) LW: 4
3. Riverdale Baptist (21-2) LW: 1
4. Lake Braddock (12-3) LW: 3
5. Paul VI (16-7) LW: 7
6. DeMatha (15-5) LW: 5
7. Maret (16-2) LW: NR
8. Georgetown Prep (18-6) LW: 10
9. Oakland Mills (12-1) LW: NR
10. Potomac Falls (11-1) LW: NR