Evan Frederickson did something that has not been done at Oakton in eight years. The left-hander tossed a no-hitter Friday when he shut down South Lakes, 12-0. The 6-foot-5 sophomore, who contributed during last year's postseason, mixed a fastball, curveball and change-up to earn his first victory of the season. Frederickson yielded two base runners and struck out six for the Cougars (2-1) in a game that was limited to five innings because of the mercy rule.
"He was probably our best pitcher last year, but now he has experience working for him, too," Oakton Coach Scott Rowland said. "He's got three good pitches and, as he showed the other night, he can throw them all for strikes consistently." . . .
Centreville extended its winning streak to three games on Friday when right-hander Chuck Mellies limited Herndon to three hits in an 8-2 victory. The 6-foot-2 senior is one of the Washington area's top pitchers and leads a Wildcats squad that returns all nine position players after making back-to-back Group AAA tournament appearances.
"We think this is our most talented team," Mellies said. "We know everyone is gunning for us this year. We are everyone's biggest game." . . .
A year after finishing atop the Patriot District in the regular season, Robinson is off to another strong start, opening 3-0 behind right-handers Kyle Gardner, Ben Reade and Mark Genovese and a defense that has committed just one error.
Reade struck out 12 in the Rams' 3-0 victory over W.T. Woodson on Monday and Genovese tossed a no-hitter in a 10-0 victory over T.C. Williams on Thursday.
-- Tarik El-Bashir