BaseballLake Braddock (12-1, 7-0 Patriot)
Since a 5-2 loss to McLean, the Bruins have been rock solid — giving up few runs while scoring 34. Tuesday night’s 9-4 victory against South County places the Bruins in control of the district.
Centreville (11-2, 2-1 Concorde)
The Wildcats dropped a district match, 9-2, to Westfield on Tuesday, but it’s hard to ignore the team’s record — which boasts wins against Herndon and Robinson. Centreville’s schedule ramps up in the coming weeks with games against Oakton and Chantilly.
Chantilly (10-2, 3-0 Concorde)
Seemingly flying under the radar at the start of the season, the Chargers have come on strong with three consecutive wins against district opponents. Chantilly beat Westfield, 4-3; Oakton, 3-2; and Herndon, 3-1, to open district play.
McLean (9-4, 6-1 Liberty)
After dropping three straight games in March, McLean has been unbeatable in district play. In its past five games, the defense has surrendered only five runs and earned three shutouts.
Madison (9-3, 4-3 Liberty)
Back-to-back losses to Langley, 3-1, and McLean, 1-0, have placed the Warhawks in the middle of the district rankings. However, it only is a minor bump as seen by the team’s 10-0 win against Thomas Jefferson on Tuesday night.
SoftballStone Bridge (10-0, 7-0 Liberty)
While other teams win with defense, it appears the Bulldogs’ offense leads the way. Since the start of April, the Bulldogs have scored 67 runs in just four games. That includes a 31-0 blowout of South Lakes and a 13-3 victory against Fairfax on Tuesday night.
Madison (11-3, 6-2 Liberty)
After dropping three straight games at the mid-season point, the Warhawks rebounded with a six-game winning streak. Madison’s stretch includes wins against South Lakes, Annandale, Centreville, Langley, McLean and Jefferson. They’ll look to extend their winning ways against Fairfax on Friday night.
Lake Braddock (12-0, 7-0 Patriot)
The Bruins sit atop the district standings after beating South County, 3-2, on Tuesday night. In the month of April, Lake Braddock has given up only 11 runs in seven games. In a district as competitive as the Patriot, the mid-season win against South County could go a long way in determining playoff seeding.
South County (11-2, 6-1 Patriot)
The Stallions had an 11-game winning streak snapped by Lake Braddock on Tuesday night, but earlier in the week South County defeated West Springfield, 19-2. The loss to Lake Braddock is disappointing, but hardly a indication the Stallions have lost a step in the district race.
West Potomac (11-3, 5-2 Patriot)
The Patriots’ third team of the power trio dropped back-to-back games against South County and Lake Braddock, but returned to form with a 7-0 win against Lee on Tuesday night. On Friday they’ll face T.C. Williams, but the Wolverines won’t get another crack at the Bruins or Stallions until early May.