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2011 VARSITY SEASON
MAR. 18, 2011 - SUN GAZETTE.NET

Patriots Look to Bounce Back

 

The Yorktown Patriots did not get off to a good start in their season opener, losing to the visiting Oakton Cougars, 12-1. Yorktown plays its second game this afternoon on the road against the Chantilly Chargers at 6 p.m.

Despite the loss, second-year Yorktown High School head coach Mike Ruck was not at all discouraged, saying his team did some good things” in the loss. Ruck expects his team, as is annually the case, to contend for the National District championship. Yorktown won the district tournament a year ago.

Key returners for Yorktown are first baseman Shaun Wood, second baseman Brooks Valtin, pitcher/infielder Overbeek, catcher Red Dowdell and outfielder Nick Cantow. Tyler Wykoff, a transfer from Chantilly High, are key members of the team, along with outfielders Daniel Whitaker and David Bernhardt and infielder Daniel Overbeek.

MARCH. 26, 2011 - SUN GAZETTE.NET

Generals, Patriots Win in Baseball

 

In another National District game last night, the Yorktown Patriots (3-1, 2-0) routed the host Edison Eagles, 12-2, as James Overbeek pitched four innings and struck out six to get the win, and he also had a hit. Also, Red Dowdell had a hit and two RBI, Tyler Wykoff had two hits, and Daniel Overbeek, Will Young and David Bernhardt each had one hit.

ARP. 12, 2011 - SUN GAZETTE.NET

Baseball: Generals Force Three-Way Tie for First

by DAVE FACINOLI, Staff Writer


Washington-Lee (6-4, 6-1), Yorktown (7-2, 6-1) and Hayfield (7-1) all have one loss in the district. Yorktown defeated Stuart, 15-4, in five innings last night in another district game.

In Yorktown’s win over visiting Stuart, the Patriots had 12 hits and scored seven runs in the first inning, after Stuart plated three in the top of the first. James Overbeek doubled, tripled and drove in three runs, Red Dowdell and Brooks Valtin (two RBI) each had two hits, Tyler Wykoff had a hit and two RBI, Will Young doubled and David Bernhardt had a hit.

APR. 21, 2011 - SUN GAZETTE.NET

Yorktown Nips Langley in Spring-Break Baseball

by DAVE FACINOLI, Staff Writer


With a mix of solid play from their seniors and a couple of underclassmen, the Yorktown Patriots rallied a couple of times to nip the Langley Saxons, 6-5, yesterday in a spring-break tournament game. Yorktown (9-3, 7-1) rallied from deficits of 2-0 and 4-3 in the high school contest.

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The Patriots took a 3-2 lead in the top of the fifth inning on a three-run homer to left center by Will Young. Then, trailing 4-3 in the sixth, Yorktown plated three more runs to take 6-4 lead on the strength of a two-run double by Brooks Valtin (2 for 3), who later scored on a wild pitch. Langley (7-6, 5-3) added a run in the sixth. In the bottom of the seventh, Langley’s Daniel Richardson tripled to start the inning, then Brandon Bast walked, putting runners on the corners.

After a pop out, Yorktown senior James Overbeek, who was pitching in relief, got lead off hitter Robert Hood to send a tricky popup toward shortstop (see video at the bottom of this story) that third baseman Daniel Overbeek cut off and snared, then the sophomore
threw to first to double off Bast for a game-ending double play.

The one-run victory was Yorktown’s third this season.
Yorktown won despite being outhit, 11-6, and overcoming three errors. James Overbeek, Daniel Whitaker and Tyler Wykoff had Yorktown’s other hits.

APR. 27, 2011 - SUN GAZETTE.NET

A Winning Sweep for County Baseball Teams

by DAVE FACINOLI, Staff Writer


For the first time this season, all four high school baseball teams in Arlington won games on the same night. That happened last evening.

In Yorktown’s win, Shaun Wood belted a homer, (his third this season) had three hits and four RBI, Red Dowdell had three hits and five RBI, David Bernhardt had two hits, Daniel Overbeek had a hit and two RBI, Tyler Wykoff drove in two runs, C.J. Herold had two doubles, and James Overbeek (3-1) pitched five innings to get the win, and also had a hit.

APR. 30, 2011 - SUN GAZETTE.NET

Patriots Rally Past Warriors in Baseball


The host Yorktown Patriots (11-3, 9-1) rallied from a 3-0 deficit to defeat the Wakefield Warriors, 10-6 last night in National District action. Yorktown had 13 hits and survived four errors. Wakefield (2-13, 1-8) had four hits and made two errors in the high school game

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Yorktown scored four runs in the third inning, two of the fourth, three in the fifth and one in the sixth. Brooks Valtin had three hits, including a homer, and drove in two runs; and Tyler Wykoff had two hits.

MAY. 4, 2011 - SUN GAZETTE.NET

Generals Outhit, Outscore Patriots in Big Baseball Clash

by DAVE FACINOLI, Staff Writer


In a high school game that produced four home runs, W-L’s No. 6 through 9 hitters had five of the Generals’ 13 hits with three RBI and five runs scored. The contest was a showdown for first place in the National District, and the result left Washington-Lee (11-5, 11-1) tied for the lead with the Hayfield Hawks (16-2, 11-1). Yorktown (11-4, 9-2) is in second game.

Washington-Lee took a 2-0 first-inning lead on solo home runs by leadoff hitter Justin Snow (2 for 4), his first in high school, and No. 3 batter Ryan Dickt (2 for 3), his seventh this spring. Yorktown, which never led but tied the score at 5 and 7, plated its first run in the second on David Bernhardt first of two sacrifice flies. He also had a sacrifice bunt.

Run-scoring singles in the third by Ben Coffman (2 for 4, home run) and Austin Evans (2 for 4) pushed W-L’s lead to 4-1. Yorktown scored twice in the bottom of the frame, cutting the lead to 4-3, on Shaun Wood’s long two-run homer to right center, deep into a parking lot beyond the fence.

Washington-Lee made the score 5-3 in the top of the fourth when Nick Bornbush (one hit) was balked home. Yorktown knotted the game at 5 in the last of the fourth when a run scored on a wild pitch, and the other on Nick Cantow’s infield single.


Ben Coffman’s solo homer to left center in the top of the fifth and Matt Brower’s RBI single gave W-L a 7-5 lead. Yorktown knotted the score at 7 with two in the last of the frame on Tyler Wykoff’s RBI single and Bernhardt’s second sacrifice fly.


Washington-Lee then scored the two runs in the top of the seventh to go in front 9-7. Dickt pitched the bottom of the seventh to close and faced just three batters, with two strikeouts, to earn the save for winning pitcher Wagstaff.

MAY. 22, 2011 - SUN GAZETTE.NET

Yorktown Reaches District Baseball Title Game


The top seed and defending champion Yorktown Patriots (17-5) stand 2-0 in the National District baseball tournament and host the No. 2 seed Hayfield Hawks in the May 23 championship game.

Yorktown reached the final with a 7-4 home semifinal win over the No. 5 seed Mount Vernon Majors yesterday.

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Senior right-hander James Overbeek pitched 61/3 innings to get the win. He allowed four hits and struck out four. He also had two hits, including a solo homer.

Shaun Wood also homered for Yorktown, Daniel Whitaker had three hits (two doubles), Red Dowdell had two hits, Tyler Wykoff doubled and drove in two runs, and Daniel Overbeek had a hit and one RBI.

The Patriots had 11 hits and led in the game, 7-1.

Yorktown and Hayfield split two regular season games this spring, with the Patriots winning the most recent.

MAY. 28, 2011 - SUN GAZETTE.NET

Yorktown Wins Region Baseball Opener, W-L Loses

by DAVE FACINOLI


A year later, this time the Yorktown Patriots closed the deal and won a first-round Northern Region tournament game. The Patriots (18-6) did so on their home field last night with a 7-1 rain-delayed victory over the Chantilly Chargers.

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Yorktown advances to the quarterfinals on Monday, May 30 at 4 p.m. at Lake Braddock Secondary School to face either the Madison Warhawks or West Springfield Spartans. Madison was leading that first-round high school playoff game, 3-2 in the second inning, when it was suspended because of bad weather. It will resume today at 1 p.m. at Madison.

Yorktown scored five runs in the first inning against Chantilly and added two runs in the fourth. The Chargers scored their lone unearned run in the fifth off Yorktown sophomore right-hander John Yoest, who pitched a complete-game four-hitter and struck out 11, five looking. Yoest (5-1) walked one, threw 112 pitches and retired the first 11 batters he faced. After two innings were played, the game was delayed for more than an hour because of weather.

The Patriots had 10 hits, including a three-run first-inning homer by Brooks Valtin, an RBI single by David Bernhardt and James Overbeek (2 for 3) walked with the bases loaded. Catcher Red Dowdell had two hits for Yorktown, shortstop Tyler Wykoff was 2 for 3 and Nick Cantow and Shaun Wood had hits.

A year ago, Yorktown lost in the first-round of the region to Fairfax when the game was shortened because of rain and the Patriots’ comeback was cut short. One of the team’s goals this spring was to win a first-round region playoff game, something it had not done since 2004.