The Broad Run Spartans scored three runs in the first inning and added two more in the second on their way to a 7-1 victory over the host Heritage Pride in a matchup of top Dulles District baseball teams June 1 in Leesburg.
The Spartans rebounded from their lone setback of the season -- a 1-0 loss to Loudoun County on May 28 -- to improve to 10-1 overall. The Pride (9-2) lost for the first time in their last nine games.
Broad Run's first two hitters in its lineup -- Adam Chow and Connor Hale -- both scored three runs in the win. Joe Ferguson, Andrew Market, Chow and Hale each delivered extra-base hits for the Spartans.
Market pitched six strong innings to earn the win on the mound. Market struck out nine batters and allowed just two hits and one walk. Reliever Ethan Walker added two strikeouts in a scoreless seventh inning.
After scoring five or more runs in their previous six games, the Pride were only able to push across a solo run in the fourth inning. Colin Shue singled with two outs to score pinch runner Nick Harris.
Pitcher Josh Rivera was solid in relief for Heritage. Rivera struck out 11 batters over the final five innings, allowing two runs.