<b>Yorktown Baseball Hits 10 Wins</b>
Powered by a booming two-run homer from senior slugger John Bernhardt and shutdown pitching by senior ace Kyle Toulouse, the Yorktown baseball team showed why they are one of the elite ballclubs in the Northern Region, blanking Loudoun Valley, 5-0, at historic Firemen's Field in Purcellville.
The win raised the Patriots' record to 10-2 overall, including 6-2 against non-district teams. The Patriots' remaining eight games are all against National District teams as they battle Mt. Vernon for the lead in the district standings.
Toulouse pitched a gem, striking out 13 and allowing just three hits and two walks in a seven-inning, 106-pitch shutout. He is now 4-0 in his stellar senior season.
Yorktown also got significant contributions from centerfielder Tom Brady, who stroked a single and deep double to center in three at bats to continue his hot hitting, and senior rightfielder Jordan LaBella, who poked a two-run, two-out line single to left in the final frame to widen the Patriot margin to 5-0. Bernhardt's long homer to right in the 3rd inning was the decisive blow of the game, as it kick started the offense. It was the second time this season that the lefty has gone yard.
Third baseman Matthew Demsky ripped a single to right center in the 5th inning, one of six total hits for the Patriots
Toulouse got the other hit, a two-out single in his final at bat in the 7th that continued his season-long 12-game hitting streak and allowed LaBella to get a 4th at-bat in the game.
That's when LaBella stroked his two-run single, upping his hitting streak to a season-long 12 games.
<b>Free Football Clinic</b>
Perfect Performance is hosting its Second Annual Free Youth Skills and Drills Clinic on Saturday, May 2, from 2:30 to 3:45 at Velocity Sports Performance 6315 Bren Mar Drive, Alexandria. At the clinic, current and former professional football players will teach position specific fundamentals and techniques for football players ages 7-13. Advance Registration required at www.perfect-performance.com. For more information, call 202-669-4445.
<b>MCM Registration Closes</b>
The Marine Corps Marathon announced earlier this week that registration for the Oct. 25 event officially closed at 11:53 a.m. last Sunday. In under 16 days, the MCM registered runners from all 50 states to fill the 30,000 spots in the 34th running of “The People's Marathon.” The MCM is the fifth largest marathon in the United States and 10th in the world. Nearly 5,500 runners registered in the first hour when registration opened on April 1. For those runners who missed online registration, a limited number of entries remain available through the MCM charity partner program. More than 70 different organizations have secured entries to the marathon to generate visibility and funds for their cause. More information is available on the MCM charity partner page of www.marinemarathon.com.