Patriots receive Region X honors

May 6, 2014

1653298_710101469021475_1356630145_nThe Patrick Henry baseball and softball teams are finishing the season on a high note with several Region X accolades. Outfielder Stibel Aleman Saba was recently awarded top honors in Region X being named Player of the Year for the conference. The freshman from the Dominican Republic by way of James River High School in Richmond, VA has battled a back injury all year but still has managed to put up very impressive numbers. Aleman Saba leads the Patriots in hitting with a .381 average. He has 53 hits on the year to include 16 doubles and 2 home runs. He has 37 RBIs and has scored 33 times in just 36 games. 1800262_726222700742685_1310983365_n

Another Patriot earning top honors was first year Head Coach Lucas Jones who was voted by his peers as Coach of the Year. Jones has led the Patriots to a 36-14 record, including a 20-8 Region X record which is good enough for the second seed heading into this weekend’s tournament. Of the 14 losses endured, 10 have been by either one run or extra inning contests. Jones credits the team’s positive nature and strong sense of team for the success that they have had. “The season has been great in the win column because these young student-athletes have embraced and taken ownership of a team concept,” Jones noted.

1620573_710102172354738_1595354109_nOther PH baseball team members getting All Region X nods were Dylan Dombrowskas, Alex Brown, and Scott Spradlin, all landing on the second team. Dombrowskas (sophomore, King George) was named to the all region team as the Designated Hitter. Dombrowskas set the school record for doubles in a season with 24. He also carries a .365 batting average, in addition to doubles he also leads the team in hits (61) and RBI’s (41). Brown (sophomore, Roanoke) has been the Patriot’s closer this season. He holds a team low 1.07 earned run average. He has 6 saves on the season while only giving up 3 earned runs. In 25 and 1/3 innings, he has fanned 24 batters. Spradlin (freshman, Roanoke) has been the third weekend starter for PH this season. He has a 2.37 ERA to go along with his 8-1 record (11 starts). He leads the team in innings pitched with 64 and 2/3.

The baseball team will start its quest towards a Region X tournament title Friday at 1:00 versus Lenoir Community College at Big Rock Stadium in Morehead City, NC. The double elimination tournament wraps up on Tuesday, May 13th with the championship game at 7:00pm.1551540_710129772351978_854551447_n

The Region X Champion Patrick Henry softball team also had a strong showing on the All-Region X team. Earning first team honors were Allison Pentony and Morgan Revels. Pentony (sophomore, Purcellville) landed on the team as one of two catchers chosen. She carries a team high .369 batting average. She hit 5 doubles and had 15 RBI’s. Defensively, she did not have a passed ball all season. Revels (freshman, Powhatan) received the nod for outfielder. As the Patriot’s centerfielder, she batted .327 with 6 doubles and 10 RBI’s. She also lead the Patriots in stolen bases with 10.

35934_710060525692236_1549315088_nOn the second team were Samantha Barton, Becca Hicks, and Lindsey Packard. Mary Skillman received honorable mention honors. Barton (sophomore, Blue Ridge) was honored by the region as a utility player as she pitched, played first base, and was a designated player. She batted .320 with 6 doubles and 15 RBI’s. Hicks (freshman, Mechanicsville) landed on the team as an outfielder. She batted .237 with 10 RBI’s and 3 stolen bases. Lindsey Packard (sophomore, Leesburg) was named as an infielder. The Patriot shortstop batted .337 with a team high .556 on base percentage as the leadoff hitter. She leads the team in runs, doubles, walks, and hit by pitches. Skillman (sophomore, Reston) batted .248 with 26 hits while knocking in 18 runs.

The softball team advanced to the District P Championship with their Region X Tournament victory. They will play a double header against Lincoln Land Community College on Friday in Hendersonville, TN. The best of three series will finish Saturday with the winner advancing to the NJCAA World Series in Clinton, MS.

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