The Park View High School varsity baseball team dropped its first game of the season on Friday afternoon in the first game of a doubleheader against Nottoway HS.
The Dragons didn’t wait long to start another winning streak, however, as they topped the Cougars 7-3 in the nightcap to improve to 9-1 on the campaign.
All in all, it was another good week for Park View, as the Dragons moved into sole possession of the top spot in the Tri-Rivers District with an 8-0 win over Southampton HS last Tuesday afternoon in South Hill.
Junior hurler Justyn Hudson was sensational for Park View against the Indians, throwing six shutout innings to earn the win while allowing only two hits and two walks and striking out 11 in the shutout victory.
Senior Mason Mills came on in the seventh inning and allowed only one hit to close out the game.
Park View got off to a good start in the first inning when Justin Clary walked and Jaison Dugger followed with an RBI triple.
Dugger scored on a balk a few pitches later to give Park View a 2-0 lead.
The Dragons plated two runs in the fourth inning when Mason Mills singled, Jarrett Hamby followed with an RBI triple and Trevor Tanner reached on an error to score Hamby for a 4-0 lead.
Park View scored one run in the fifth when Brandon Rolfe reached on an error, Cameron Sheets singled and Rolfe scored on a passed ball.
The Dragons added three runs in the sixth when Hudson and Clary reached on errors and Rolfe followed with an RBI single to plate one.
Sheets reached on an error to score another run, and Dugger drove in the final run with an RBI single.
Dugger went 2 for 4 with 2 RBI and a run scored to lead Park View, while Rolfe added a hit, an RBI and two runs scored.
Hamby had one hit, an RBI and a run scored, while Sheets, Mills and Hudson added one hit apiece.
The Dragons split a doubleheader against visiting Nottoway HS on Friday afternoon.
The Cougars captured the first five-inning contest by a 4-2 score.
Park View took a 1-0 lead in the second inning when Jefferson Barmoy doubled and scored on an RBI walk by Clary.
Nottoway scored all four of its runs in the third inning by taking advantage of three hits, two walks and a key error to take a 4-1 lead.
Park View scored one run in the fifth on singles by Brandon Rolfe, Cameron Sheets and Mason Mills.
Sheets and Mills led Park View with two hits in the game, while Rolfe and Barmoy added one apiece.
Barmoy took the hard-luck loss on the mound, allowing three earned runs on six hits over three innings while striking out six.
Mills pitched the final two innings, allowing two hits while recording four strikeouts.
The Dragons rebounded in the nightcap to pick up a 7-3 win behind a good pitching performance from Trevor Tanner, who earned the victory.
Tanner threw four innings, allowing three unearned runs on five hits while striking out two.
Cameron Shook pitched the final inning and struck out two.
The Dragons took a 2-1 lead in the second when Barmoy reached on an error and scored when Patrick Moss reached on a throwing error. Moss came around to score on an RBI single by Clary.
Park View scored one run in the third inning when Mills walked, Justyn Hudson singled, Tanner singled and Cameron Shook walked to plate a run.
The Dragons broke open the contest with four runs in the fourth inning. Dugger started the rally with a single and scored on an RBI single by Mills. Hudson followed with an RBI double, and Barmoy hit one to the fence in right-center field that went for a home run to give Park View a 7-3 lead.
Hudson had two hits in the game for Park View, while Clary, Rolfe, Dugger, Mills, Barmoy and Tanner added one apiece.
Barmoy led Park View with 2 RBI in the game, while Clary, Mills, Hudson and Shook added one apiece.
The Park View junior varsity baseball team could not get the bats going on Thursday and dropped a pair of games at Roanoke Rapids HS (NC). The two losses dropped the Baby Dragons to 5-3 on the season.