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4 Wednesday, April 20 2016 THE JOURNAL LEONARD BANKS Sports editor In a relatively short span of time, Emily Parks has established herself as a potential team leader for the Bridgewater College softball team. Eagles softball head coach Liz Schulz was witnessed Parks rises from a nervous freshman to a confident starting catcher who continues to spend hours practicing with pitch- ers. From fall practice to her status, Parks has earned the respect of her college coaches and peers. "The qualities that I liked about Emily is that she is a very hard work- er" Schulz said. She never sits back or becomes complacent with who she is a player. She is always trying to get better with every single throw, every single pitch, and its that kind of attitude on the field is what I like to see:' A few weeks ago, Parks threw her first runner out during an attempted steal of 2nd base; however, during the same game, she suffered a con- cussion that would leave her tempo- rarily sidelined. "She didn't want to stay out when she first got hurt, because she wanted to play so bad" Schulz said. "She kept her nose down, and worked her way back into the lineup. She has always given me a 100% no matter what. She wants to be the catcher that people fear to run against" After some rehabilitation, she has returned to the lineup. Last week, the freshman catcher boosted her throw- out total to 2 additional throw-outs for the season. After 16 games, Parks has com- piled a .273 batting average, 4 RBIs, 3 runsl and 3 throw-outs. Parks chose Bridgewater College because of the small town environ- ment. '~Mthough I wasn't recruited by the softball coaches here, I was confident in myself to be able to come here, and continue my softball career," Parks said. A health & physical education ma- jor, Parks continues to maintain a high academic standing. She applies the same workman like approach she uses on the field to her classroom studies. In fact, she has several aca- demic scholarship at Bridgewater. For more information regarding the Bridgewater softball program, go online to http://www.bridgewaterea- LEONARD BANKS Sports editor Monday's varsity baseball game featuring King George (7-2) and Colonial Beach (3-7) can best de- scribed as a non-conference 17-3 blowout. Collectively, 80% of the Foxes lineup contributed to the win. A week prior to the game, in King George, the Foxes defeated the Drifters 14-4. At the plate, Chris Levere led the Foxes with a 2-3-plate appearance that included 5 RBIs. Luke Barnum delivered 3 RBIs, with a 2-4-plate performance. Also, Austin Halter added 2 RBIs, after going 2-4 at the plate. As a team, King George com- piled 11 hits in 5 innings. On the mound, with the excep- tion of 3 hits and 3 late inning runs, starter Kenny Franks and relief pitcher Will Clift kept Drifters in check throughout the game. In the top of the 1st inning, Jacob Sivak sparked a 5-run inning with a run scoring grounder. Three batters later, with the bases loaded, Chris Levere cleared the bases with a RBI double. Barnum dosed out the in- ning with a RBI single. In following top of the 2nd in- ning, the Foxes extended their lead to 11-0. Miles Levere started the in- ning offwith a 2 run scoring double. Minutes later, Levere's brother Chris added two more runs with a RBI double into left field. Halter official- ly put the mercy rule into affect with a RBI single into left field. After Barnum plated 2 additional RBIs in the top of the 3rd inning it appeared that the Foxes were on their way to a shutout. However, in the face of a 13-0 lead, the Drifters struck back in the bottom of the 3rd Foxes pitching ace Kenny Frank (#1 S) set the tone against the Drifters, keeping them off the base paths for the first two innings. inning, as Kendrick Creasey, Trevor gles. double from Sivak, and RBI sacrifice Delane, and Trey Bowler sparked a In the top of the 4th inning, cour- fly from Miles Levere, the game fi- mini rally with a series of RBI sin- tesy of a RBI single from Clift, a RBI nally ended on a quiet note. tennis wins 2 STAFF REPORTS On Wednesday, at King George High School, during a conference match, King George (4-2) shutout Chancellor 9-0. Singles results included: Andrea Wine (KG) def. Nathalie Contreras (Ch) 10-1; Chelsea Hogan (KG) def. Sarah Stillabower (Ch) 10-1; Emily Martin (KG) def. Kim Perez (Ch) 10-0; Carol Amos (KG) def. Gabri- ella Long (Ch) 10-5; Virginia Han- kins (KG) def. Megan Earnesty (Ch) 10-0, Clara Brabo (KG) def. Brittany Anderson (Ch) 10-2. Doubles results included: Wine/ Amos (KG) def. Contreras/Perez (Ch) 8-1; Madeline Hassler/Rebecca Anderson (KG) def. Earnesty/Madi- son Burnard (Ch) 8-6; Kyleigh Jen- kins/Hannah Hanks (KG) def. Still= abower/Haley Salsberry (Ch) 9-7. On Wednesday, the Foxes will host Mountainview. The Foxes girls tennis team cruised to victory April 4 over the Spotsylva- nia Knights with a dominating 9-0 victory. After top seeded Andrea Wine crushed Hannah Bernard with a 10 game to 3 performance, her teammates followed her lead with the following singles results: Emily Martin over Avery McNamee, 10-5; Chelsea Hogan over Jordan Pow- ers, 10-8; Caroline Amos over Emily Bless, 10-2; Amy Neel over Melody Cordle, 10-1; Clara Brabo over An- drea Hockaday, 10-4. Doubles results included: Wine/ Amos over Bernard/McNamee, 10- 6; Hogan/Neel over Powers/Cordle, 10-0; Martin/Brabo over Bless/ Hockaday, 10-2. 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