IWA sports roundup: Baseball off to 6-0 start

Published 7:19 pm Friday, April 8, 2022

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By James J. Lidington

Isle of Wight Academy

Isle of Wight Academy’s varsity baseball team recorded 12 hits in defeating host Kenston Forest School 9-2 on March 29.

Jackson Cofer was a perfect 4-for-4 against the Kavaliers, driving in a run. Dustin Moon, Trent Holland and Christian Biernot each had two hits for IWA.

Jake Lineberry collected the win in relief, pitching 1 1/3 innings, allowing two hits and a run, walking two and striking out another.

Isle of Wight hosted The Hill School of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, on March 28, defeating the Blues 20-10 in six innings.

IWA jumped out to a 6-0 lead against the visitors in the bottom of the first. Holland homered with a man aboard and no outs, and James Thompson doubled on a liner to center, scoring two runs. Lineberry drove in a run, and Moon plated Cofer with a sacrifice fly with one out.

Though the Chargers were ahead 9-0 after two innings, the Blues were not to go quietly. They scored 10 runs over the next three frames to take a 10-9 lead to the bottom of the fifth inning.

After a pair of walks, a wild pitch and a hit batter, IWA had the bases loaded with none out.

Holland was hit in his at-bat, plating a run to tie the score at 10. Trevor Mason followed and was also plunked, scoring another run. Payton Shipman followed suit to make the score 12-10, and teammate Zach Rusinak walked in another run to make it 13-10.

Thompson earned the win in relief for IWA, pitching an inning, allowing two hits and walking one.

The win raised the Chargers’ record to 6-0, including 2-0 in the Virginia Colonial Conference.

The Lady Chargers varsity softball squad recently suffered a pair of defeats — 1-0 to Hickory High School on March 16 and 3-0 to Kenston Forest on March 29.

IWA dropped its record to 2-2 overall, 1-1 in the VCC.

IWA soccer dropped Fuqua School 7-0 on March 30.

Coming up:

  • Wednesday, April 6: Varsity baseball and softball versus Brunswick Academy, 4:30 p.m.; junior varsity/varsity soccer vs. Blessed Sacrament Huguenot School, 4/5:30 p.m.; JV softball and baseball at Brunswick, 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 7: Varsity baseball at Tidewater Academy, 4:30 p.m.; varsity softball at St. Margaret’s School, 4:30 p.m.; golf at Brunswick, 3 p.m.
  • Friday, April 8: Varsity baseball at Southampton Academy, 4:30 p.m.; JV softball/middle school baseball vs. Southampton Academy, 4:30 p.m.