Prep playoffs: Jamestown baseball advances to state semis

E.A. Woolwine won his 11th baseball game of the season as visiting Jamestown beat Dinwiddie 7-3 Tuesday in the state Class 4 quarterfinals, setting up a state semifinal against rival Grafton.

Woolwine (11-1) had five strikeouts and was aided by a five-run third inning that pushed the Eagles to a 6-1 lead.

Spencer Pietruszynski started the third for Jamestown (18-5) with an infield single and advanced to third on a Woolwine single. After a fly out, Jared Mason was hit by a pitch, and then Ethan Weaver singled to center, driving in Pietruszynski as Woolwine moved to third and Mason to second.

After a pitching change, Rocco Colafrancesco hit a sacrifice fly to right field, scoring Woolwine. Mason scored on a passed ball, and then a double to right from Ryan Pastirik brought in Weaver. Josh Ammons’ single to center brought in Pastirik, giving Jamestown a 6-1 lead.

Dinwiddie scored a run in the sixth and seventh innings, but it wasn’t enough offense to match Jamestown.

The Eagles had 13 hits, led by Ammons’ 3-for-3 night — he had a double and an RBI. Matt Lansford, Mason and Weaver all had two hits for the Eagles.

Jamestown will face Grafton (22-2) at 10 a.m. Friday at Kiwanis Field in Salem. The Clippers advanced to the state semifinals with a 3-0 win Tuesday over Powhatan; their only two losses of the season came in games against Warhill and Atlee.

In the two teams’ last meeting May 31, the Clippers topped the Eagles 4-2 for the Region 4A title. Jamestown lost to Grafton 15-0 in a March 26 game, and in a pitchers’ duel, Woolwine allowed just four hits and a run in a 1-0 loss April 27.

Girls soccer

Hanover 3, Jamestown 1: The Hawks jumped out to a three-goal lead and held off Jamestown in the Class 4 quarterfinals.

Summer Haag scored Jamestown's lone goal with five minutes to play.

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