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Loudoun’s Varsity Spring Sports Rewind: April 17-20 games

Woodgrove High School remained undefeated this spring on the softball diamond with a 16-0 win versus Heritage on Thursday night. Camryn Dolby and Amanda Daniels combined on a no-hitter in the pitching circle. Look inside for scores and submitted stats from varsity baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse and tennis.

Briar Woods senior Michael Ludowig is receiving interest from Major League Baseball scouts as a pitcher and an outfielder.—Courtesy Photo

Falcon’s Crest: As MLB draft looms, Ludowig stays calm, carries on

Michael Ludowig of Briar Woods High School has turned himself into perhaps the most sought-after baseball player Loudoun has produced in the last half-decade. Dominant from the left side, Ludowig throws devastatingly hard from the mound. From a coiled stance brimming with power, he rockets balls into - and sometimes over - outfield gaps.

Five-run second inning powers Riverside past Heritage

The Riverside Rams used a five-run second inning to pull away from the Heritage Pride on their way to an 11-1 non-conference baseball win in five innings Tuesday night in Leesburg.
Matthew Ritchie

Broad Run’s Ritchie receives outstanding achievement award

Broad Run High School senior Matthew Ritchie received an Outstanding Achievement award at the 56th annual Home Plate Club awards banquet, co-sponsored by the NOVA Baseball Magazine, on April 2 at the Holiday Inn Dulles in Sterling.

Loudoun’s Varsity Spring Sports Rewind: March 22-27 games

Varsity baseball, lacrosse, soccer, softball and tennis teams were in action Monday night. Look inside for submitted scores and stats.

Purcellville Cannons to hold Spring Fling event

The Purcellville Cannons Collegiate Baseball Club invites its fans, community supporters and corporate partners to a 'Spring Fling' event March 31 at Bush's Tabernacle, next to Fireman's Field in Purcellville.

The Broad Run Spartans started their varsity softball season on the right note, winning four games in two days March 17-18 at the Sports Plus Tournament.—Courtesy Photo

Loudoun’s Varsity Spring Sports Rewind: March 17-21 games

Loudoun County High School collected a pair of wins versus Tuscarora in baseball and softball Tuesday, while Woodgrove prevailed in softball, boys lacrosse and girls lacrosse. Tuscarora swung past Loudoun County in girls tennis. Look inside for submitted scores and stats from varsity baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse and tennis.

Zachary Buck and Broad Run baseball coach Tommy Meier.—Courtesy Photo

Broad Run’s Buck signs with Holy Cross baseball

Broad Run High School senior catcher Zachary Buck has signed his national letter of intent to attend and play NCAA Division I baseball at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. Buck has garnered All-Conference 14 accolades each of the last two seasons and has hit .408 versus conference foes for his varsity career.

Tuscarora appoints Shain to guide baseball program

Tuscarora High School has hired Cole Shain as its head varsity baseball coach. Shain, a Broad Run High School alum, takes the reins from Mark Bauer, who stepped down at the conclusion of the 2016 season to spend more time with his family.

Leesburg Post 34 Rangers won the American Legion Mid-Atlantic regional baseball tournament title as the host team. The Rangers advance to the American Legion World Series.—Times-Mirror/Jason S. Rufner

World Series bound: Leesburg Rangers win regional title

For the Leesburg Rangers senior baseball team of American Legion Post 34, it took a long, difficult journey to reach the Mid-Atlantic championship - though they never really left home. Home is Fireman's Field in Purcellville, and it proved very kind to the Rangers as they hosted - and won - the eight-team double-elimination regional tournament.

Leesburg Rangers rally to claim Mid-Atlantic regional championship

The Leesburg Post 34 Rangers scored twice in the bottom of the ninth inning to turn a one-run deficit into a 4-3 victory over Flemington (N.J.) in the championship game of the American Legion Mid-Atlantic regional baseball tournament Aug. 7 at Fireman's Field in Purcellville.

Loudoun South rules the diamond

Loudoun South Little League's ages 9-10 American All-Star team capped a stellar run through their tournament schedule by winning the Southeast Regional Tournament of State Champions July 27 in Greenville, N.C.

American Legion Mid-Atlantic Regional baseball tournament scores

Leesburg Post 34 Rangers are off to a 3-0 start as the host team in the American Legion Mid-Atlantic Regional baseball tournament. State champions from Virginia, Maryland and New Jersey have each won two of its three games as the eight-team double-elimination tournament enters its fourth day Saturday.

Jack Howard, left, high fives Zack Costello after scoring the go-head run in the seventh inning of the Leesburg Rangers’ 5-3 victory Aug. 3 at Fireman’s Field in Purcellville.—Times-Mirror/Bill Clare

With line drives and Lockhart, Leesburg prevails in American Legion region opener

When they polished off their comeback triumph with a snappy 5-4-3 around-the-horn double play, a happy team of Leesburg Rangers whooped and hollered and congratulated themselves on the Fireman's Field diamond Wednesday night in Purcellville.

Cameron Eck and the Leesburg Rangers are back in the American Legion Mid-Atlantic Region Baseball Tournament as the host team.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

Mid-Atlantic’s best coming to Loudoun for American Legion tournament

The well-manicured diamond of Purcellville's Fireman's Field is about to become a stepping stone. Eight teams of ambitious young men from six states will soon descend upon Loudoun's iconic baseball grounds for the American Legion's Mid-Atlantic Baseball Tournament - and the shot at the World Series it offers.

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