The Yorktown baseball team was victorious in both its games last week, including a pivotal win over Marshall in walkoff fashion. In the 4-3 victory over the Statesmen last Wednesday, Yorktown’s Chris Kyser led off the bottom of the seventh with a walk and advanced to second on Tom Brady's sacrifice bunt.
Wade Holmes then ran for Kyser and scored the winning run on Jordan LaBella's two-out single to right. The hit was only Yorktown's third of the night and the only one that figured into the scoring.
The last time Yorktown won a game via a walk-off hit was back in 2007 in the National District semifinals. Senior Kyle Toulouse pitched into the seventh inning, allowing just two earned runs.
The Patriots followed up that dramatic win with a 10-0 pounding of Fairfax, led by pitcher Dean Johnson’s three-hit shutout performance.
Yorktown faces Arlington rival Washington-Lee at Quincy Park on Wednesday, after the Connection’s deadline.
The two rivals also meet in softball Wednesday at W-L. In addition, Yorktown and W-L met in boys’ and girls’ lacrosse Tuesday night, which is also after the Connection’s deadline.