Both the Yorktown baseball and softball teams completed a dominating week within the district.
At Quincy Park on a windy Friday evening, Yorktown executed a 10-0 blanking over rival Washington-Lee — its second double-digit defeat over the second-place Generals this season.
The Patriots used a strong outing from junior right-hander Kyle Toulouse, who logged his fourth win of the season.
After starting just 1-4, it was Yorktown’s 10th straight victory, including eight straight within the district. The upswing has coincided with the return of centerfielder Steve Kouril, who missed the first five games.
The Patriots also embarrassed Stuart in a double header earlier late in the week, and with an unblemished record have outscored its district opponents by a blistering 93-12 margin heading into Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the Generals are actually in second place, having easily displaced Mount Vernon and Falls Church last week. Washington-Lee bounced back from a disappointing 15-6 loss to Edison, with a 10-0 thumping of the Jaguars and 7-1 victory over the Majors. Senior ace J.P. Morgan and Mike MacKenzie were the winning pitchers.
<b>YORKTOWN SOFTBALL</b> has actually been more dominant. Heading into a late-week match-up with suddenly struggling O’Connell, the Patriots have torn through the National District thus far.
Yorktown logged a shutout of rival Washington-Lee and has now outscored its eight district opponents by a gaudy 120-5 margin. It’s averaging a 14.4-run victory within the district, including a 20-5 spanking of Mount Vernon two weeks ago.
Against Stuart last week, the Patriots scored 12 runs in the first inning, with seven walks and six hits. It would have been the team’s fourth no-hitter this season, but Olivia Merrion allowed one hit over five scoreless innings. She logged nine strikeouts.
Bree Hanafin, Hannah Bauman and Annie Blaine all had doubles.
In the following game, the Patriots sealed the regular season district title, downing Washington-Lee, 10-0 on Friday. After failing to score in the first inning, Yorktown notched one run in the second and three more in the fourth.
Lauren Wilson and Hanafin both had home runs, while Kimmi Oldham tallied a triple.
Bauman recorded her fifth win of the season on the mound, striking out nine batters and allowing three hits.
The Patriots have a much-anticipated match-up with Washington Catholic Athletic Conference power O’Connell on May 3.