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It was a dream fulfilled for the King George High School junior varsity baseball team. Last Thursday, at Ross Memorial Stadium at Spotsylvania High School, the Foxes narrowly defeated East View 2-1 to win the Battlefield District junior varsity baseball championship.
After losing to Courtland in last year’s championship, the Foxes finished the season with a nail-biter of an ending.
“We gave them the same goal that we gave them last season,” Fox junior varsity baseball head coach Nick Simmons said. “It wasn’t about coming out and winning every game or going undefeated, but to give ourselves a shot at making it into the championship again. Once we made sure that we were in, we gave ourselves a new goal, which was to win it.”
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 June 2010 23:08
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The King George JV Lady Foxes are the Battlefield Champions for the second year in a row. To make it even more impressive, they are undefeated. They completed the season with 16 wins and no losses.
King George traveled to Spotsylvania to take on the Lady Knights for the third time this season. Seeded Number 1, the Foxes were the home team for the District Championship game. To win the title, the Foxes would have to win a third time against a strong Spotsylvania team.
The Knights jumped out to a one-run lead in the first inning as King George allowed one run on three errors. The Foxes failed to score in the bottom of the first. Spotsy was three up, three down in the second. King George had two runners reach base in their half but couldn’t score.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 May 2010 20:42
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How difficult is it to complete a regular season undefeated? It’s extremely difficult! A team must be solid across the board — strong pitching, potent offense and a defense that makes the plays that seal the wins. The King George JV Lady Foxes met those objectives and ended the season 15-0 (13-0 District).
The Foxes traveled to Caroline for their final game of the season. The Cavaliers are one of the three powers in JV Softball in the Battlefield District, along with King George and Spotsylvania. The Foxes expected a tough game, and it was!
King George entered the game with two of their starters unavailable to play. The game was being played on the Cavaliers’ home field. The Foxes had everything to gain and Caroline had nothing to lose, but something to gain with chance to end King George’s undefeated streak.
King George scored in the first inning, using a walk, an error and two hits to break the ice with two runs. Caroline was unable to respond as the Foxes defense grabbed three fly balls to complete a three-up, three-down inning. Foxes 2-0.
The second inning was interesting with both teams threatening, but neither team able to score.
The third inning was a challenge for the Cavaliers as King George loaded the bases with two outs. After a long at bat, Caroline recorded the final out with a good play on a ground ball. The Cavs showed no offense as they went quietly, three-up, three-down.
The fourth inning was different with King George being held scoreless as their inning ended on a double play. Caroline carried this solid play into their half of the inning, wrapping two hits around an error to score a run and close the gap to 2-1.
The fifth and sixth innings had no runs crossing the plate with the Foxes going three-up, three-down in both innings. In the fifth, the King George coaches made a defensive change in the outfield that came into play. Caroline had two runners on base when they slashed a fly ball to right field where Kiersten Sydnor made a fine play for the second out. One ground ball later the Foxes ended the fifth.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 May 2010 20:38
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History was theirs for the taking, and the Foxes did not disappoint! The Foxes destiny for notability was secured last Friday at Culpeper High School, when boys’ and girls’ outdoor track and field teams swept the Battlefield District Championship. The last time the Foxes conquered the district championship was five years ago, when the sport was dominated with legendary stars — the likes of Phillip Liggins, Shanna Harris, Stephond Owens, Cameron Rice and Courtney Venable.
Now that a new day is dawning, the Foxes are filled with a litany of stars ready to showcase their talents. Shearl Levere broke the school record in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 15.68 seconds. Levere was the point getter with three first place victories in the 100-meter hurdles, 300-meter hurdles (47.82) and the triple jump (34’7.50”). Levere also contributed points in a sixth place finish in the long jump (16’4.50”).
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With only Caroline left on their schedule, the Foxes varsity baseball team (8-5, 12-7) could finish in second place behind undefeated Battlefield leader Courtland. This milestone would mark the best record the Foxes have had in five years. Even if Spotsylvania won their remaining game, the Foxes would still finish ahead of the Knights, based on defeating them twice during the season. Results of the Caroline game were not available due to press deadlines.
Last Thursday’s 2-1 victory at Ross Memorial Field in Spotsylvania, is a sure sign that the Battlefield District is in the process of renovation. Against one of the best teams in the district, Chris Davis pitched six and third innings of shutout baseball, which resulted in one run in the seventh. Davis finished with four strikeouts, no walks and gave up four hits.
Davis is an intangible that most teams would dream of having. The senior right-hander has pitched more than 52 innings of baseball, that has resulted in 66 strikeouts and only 20 walks. But his 3-3 record, which includes four no-decisions, cannot describe his value to the Fox baseball program.