Brian Shabosky of Langley High led a 20-hit offense, scoring four runs with four hits in five at-bats, in the West's 19-6 victory over the East in the Virginia High School Coaches Association all-star baseball game tonight at City Stadium.
The West took a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Casey Waller of Halifax led off with a walk and Shabosky singled. Anthony Steele of Richlands drove in both with a double off loser Hugh Hallinan of Kempsville.
Steele victimized Hallinan again in the third, highlighting a four-run inning with a three-run home run over the 390-foot sign in center field.
The West scored four in the fourth and one in the fifth before sending 13 batters to the plate in a seven-run seventh inning.
Shabosky opened with a single, Greg Margheim of Potomac was hit by a pitch and Steele reached on an error to load the bases with no outs. West Springfield's Mark McMillan walked for one run and Mike Montgomery of Carroll County singled off the leg of pitcher Keith Brown of Dinwiddie for another.
East reliever Mike Milchin of J.R. Tucker struck out the next two batters. But Scott Ram of Fauquier reached on an error, driving in a run, and Mike White of Castlewood followed with an RBI single. Heritage's Todd Swisher, who had moved from the mound to the outfield, drove home two more with a single and Margheim drove in another with a single.
Mark Sweeney of William Byrd homered for the West in the eighth.
Swisher, the winner and first of five West pitchers, allowed one run on one hit in three innings.