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Alexandria Sports Briefs: TC's Kilby Commits to Navy

T.C. Williams senior outfield and pitcher Matt Kilby on April 15 committed to play baseball at the Naval Academy. Navy head coach Paul Kostacopoulos attended the Titans’ home game against South County and Kilby committed after the contest. Kilby went 2-for-3 with a double and a two-run home run against the Stallions. He also pitched one inning of relief with his fastball topping out at 89 mph.

"It’s great," Kilby said. "It’s definitely a huge relief that I got it all figured out. I takes a lot of stress off my mind."

Navy competes in the Patriot League. Kilby said he was told he will have the chance to compete for playing time in the field and on the mound next season.

"There are great opportunities there," said Kilby, who is interested in mechanical engineering. "It’s a great education for me for an unbelievable price. They are strong in math and science. They were the first school to recruit me and they’ve always been at the top of my list."

Kilby was a first-team All-Northern Region selection as a junior, when he batted .493 and tallied a school record 37 RBIs.

"He will punish a mistake [pitch]," T.C. Williams head coach Andrew Simpson said. "He doesn’t get many pitches to [hit], which is a problem for him, but he will kill a mistake. You’re not going to get a fastball by him. He’s got very quick hands."

<1b>— Jon Roetman

<b>Yates Competes in Capital Classic</b>

T.C. Williams senior basketball player Ryan Yates participated in the 37th Capital Classic All-Star Game on April 15 at American University. Yates’ Suburban All-Stars lost to the District All-Stars, 109-100.

Yates was one of five Suburban players to score in double figures, finishing with 11 points. He was 4 of 8 from the field, including 2 of 4 from 3-point range, in 14 minutes.

Yates will also participate in the Northern Region All-Star game on April 24 at Wakefield High School. Players from the Patriot and Liberty districts will face athletes from the National and Concorde districts. There will also be a dunk contest and 3-point shootout, which begins at 6:30 p.m. The games start at 7:30 p.m.

<b>SSSAS Baseball Wins 5 Straight</b>

After starting the season 1-4, including a four-game losing streak, the St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes bounced back with five consecutive victories.

The Saints defeated Notre Dame (13-6) and twice beat Bullis (9-8, 7-2) and Episcopal (6-3, 6-4). SSSAS then fell to 6-5 with a 9-4 loss to Potomac School on April 17.

During the 6-3 win over Episcopal on April 14, Joe Warren earned his third pitching victory of the season, allowing one hit and one earned run over five innings. Warren struck out six, giving him 40 in 24 1/3 innings.

The Saints beat Episcopal 6-4 the following day, thanks to a go-ahead, two-run home run from Josh Smith. Jason Jamula followed with a solo home run.

SSSAS hosts Landon at 4:30 p.m. April 22.

<b>BI Drops a Pair</b>

<bt>The Bishop Ireton baseball team lost to Bishop O’Connell, 11-4 (April 17), and Bishop McNamara, 10-1 (April 15) to fall to 2-15.

The Cardinals will travel to face Good Counsel at 4 p.m. April 22. They host Gonzaga at 11 a.m. April 24.

<b>Episcopal Drops 5 in a Row</b>

After a 3-2 start, the Episcopal baseball team dropped its fifth straight game, a 5-3 loss to Woodberry Forest on April 17. Head coach Rick Stubbs wrote on the school’s Web site that the team has gotten strong pitching performances of late from Lorenzo Chavez, Blake Coolidge and George Reefer.

The Maroon will travel to face Bullis at 4:30 p.m. April 22.

<b>Awards Banquet</b>

The Alexandria Sportsman’s Club will hold its 55th annual awards banquet May 18 at the Westin Hotel at 400 Courthouse Square. The silent auction and cocktail hour will begin at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. The awards program will begin at 8 p.m. Sal Sunseri, assistant head coach of the national champion University of Alabama football team, will be the guest speaker.

Tickets are $60 per person. To purchase tickets or for more information call Richard Downs at 703-647-1205 or 703-677-1266 or e-mail him at RDowns@lindsaycollision.com.