Joe Vladeck and Eddie Smith combined on a no-hitter, striking out 15 and walking only one batter, as host Wilson defeated Coolidge, 11-0, in a D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association baseball semifinal yesterday.
Vladeck and Smith pitched to the minimum 21 batters and came within one out of a perfect game. With two outs in the seventh inning, Smith walked a batter but then picked him off to end the game.
Wilson, the six-time DCIAA defending champion, will play Dunbar in Tuesday's league final. The Crimson Tide defeated Eastern, 17-1, yesterday behind Almonzo Banks's three-hitter. The game will be a rematch of last season's title game. Wilson has won 98 of its past 99 DCIAA games, its only loss coming against Dunbar earlier this season.
Vladeck pitched four innings for Wilson and struck out nine before giving way to Smith, who fanned six in three innings.
LAKE BRADDOCK 6, WEST SPRINGFIELD 5: Mike Amos's home run with no outs in the bottom of the eighth inning gave the Bruins an extra-inning victory in the Virginia AAA Northern Region final at Fairfax High School.
The Bruins took a 4-0 lead thanks in part to Bobby Bump's three-run home run. But West Springfield scored five runs in the third inning, all on home runs -- two-run shots by Alex Duncan and Nate Guilmain and a solo homer by Marc Tugwell.
Lake Braddock scored on a passed ball in the fifth inning to tie the score at 5.
Lake Braddock will play Western Branch in the Virginia AAA quarterfinals at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Fairfax. West Springfield will travel to Old Dominion University on Tuesday to play First Colonial.
GW-DANVILLE 8, POTOMAC (Va.) 6: The Eagles scored four runs in the first inning and cruised to the Virginia AAA Northwestern Region championship at No. 2 Potomac.
Potomac (22-3) will travel to Mills Godwin for a state quarterfinal game at 7 p.m. Tuesday. GW-Danville (16-0), the state runner-up last season, will host Dinwiddie in the quarterfinals.
Charlene Kordon singled with the bases loaded in the eighth inning to lift No. 5 Broad Run to a 1-0 victory over No. 1 Madison in the Virginia AAA Northern Region championship at West Springfield.
In the eighth, Broad Run's Mia Jones and Jessica Olownia reached base on a walk and an error. After a strikeout, Madison All-Met pitcher Morgan Marr walked pitcher Christy Anch intentionally to load the bases.
Anch went the distance for Broad Run, giving up five hits, walking none and striking out seven despite a sore arm. Broad Run will host Nanesmond River Tuesday at 7 p.m. in a state quarterfinal -- the Spartans' first-ever Virginia AAA tournament appearance.
Luis Portillo scored two second-half goals as the top-ranked Hylton boys rallied from a rare halftime deficit to defeat visiting Albemarle, 3-1, in the Virginia AAA Northwestern Region championship game.
The Bulldogs (19-1-1) had trailed at halftime only once before this season -- in a March 31 game against Oakton, a game Hylton eventually lost in penalty kicks.
Hylton will host W.T. Woodson in the state quarterfinals Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Portillo scored in the 49th minute to tie the game at 1 and scored the winning goal a little over six minutes later. David Thome, who was fouled in the box in the waning seconds, tacked on the third goal with a penalty kick.
Albemarle had taken a 1-0 lead on a goal by Cory Greiner in the 11th minute.
LOUDOUN COUNTY GIRLS 2, LOUDOUN VALLEY 1: Tracy Higgins scored in the second sudden-death overtime period as the Raiders won their first-ever regional championship.
Loudoun County (16-4) claimed the Virginia AA Region II title after losing in the regional final the past two years. They will host Massaponax on Tuesday in a state quarterfinal. The Vikings (17-2-1) will travel to Jamestown on Tuesday.
The two teams have played each other three weeks in a row, and eight times since the start of the 1998 season. Loudoun Valley is 4-3-1 in those games.