District titles claimed Friday, Atlee dominates Capital

Richmond, VA (WWBT)- District championships were claimed across the Richmond-metro area on Friday night, after rain forced schedule alterations earlier in the week.  At the end of the night, it was the Atlee Raiders celebrating the most.

Atlee earned titles in baseball, softball and girls soccer.  The third seeded baseball team completed an improbable run to the Capital District championship and capped it off with a 6-1 victory over top-seeded Hanover.  The softball team was able to oust defending state champion Lee-Davis, 4-2, behind a two run home run from Cameron Hall.  The Raiders' girls soccer team entered as the top seed, and backed up its billing with a 3-2 win over Hanover.

In Colonial District action, Hermitage baseball entered the title game as the sixth seed and looked for one more upset over top seeded Deep Run.  The Wildcats, however, used the pitching of Patrick Gardner to cruise to a 6-1 win.  In the district softball title game, Patrick Henry used three sixth inning runs to pull away from Deep Run and win 4-0.

The Colonial District soccer title game featured swings in momentum between Mills Godwin and Deep Run, two of the top boys soccer teams in the nation.  The Wildcats led 1-0 at halftime and scored another goal early in the second half to go up 2-0.  Godwin, however, was not rolling over, and roared back to tie it at two, forcing overtime.  In the third overtime period, the Eagles pushed in the winning goal to earn the 3-2 victory.

All the teams that played tonight have already locked up spots in next week's Central Region Tournament.

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