James Pearson

Potomac Falls senior pitcher James Pearson delivers a pitch during his shutout of Millbrook Tuesday night. The Panthers advanced to the Region II semifinals with a 1-0 victory.

Tuesday evening, the Region II quarterfinals in baseball, softball and boys and girls soccer were held, and the Loudoun-based Dulles District was nearly flawless.

Speaking of flawless, the game of the evening was without a doubt Shernado vs. Loudoun Valley, as Valley pitcher Danny White, facing the top-seeded Sherando Warriors all the way in Stephens City, pitched a perfect game.

White didn't just throw the standard seven innings of a perfect game, however. The Vikings couldn't score a run on Sherando either, so White continued pitching into extra innings. White was perfect through nine innings, leaving the game because state rules allow pitchers to go no more than nine innings.

Valley coach Wayne Todd told the Washington Post White had been vomiting and feverish just the day before, and wound up closing his high school career with the best pitching performance of his life, and it wasn't enough. Sherando got a walkoff home run in the 13th inning, and won 1-0. 

Potomac Falls, the Dulles District baseball champion, got a stellar pitching performance from senior James Pearson at home against Millbrook, and won 1-0 to advance to the Region II semifinals. The Panthers will play Woodgrove, which easily dispatched Monticello, 10-4. The game will be played at Potomac Falls Thursday night.

In softball, the defending AA state champion Woodgrove Wolverines again were too much for Loudoun County, ending the Raiders' season in Purcellville, 5-3. Woodgrove is the last Dulles District team alive after Briar Woods' splendid season came to an end with a 3-2 loss to Skyline.

Tuscarora boys soccer kept its undefeated streak alive, despite Dulles District Player of the Year Angel Ceron-Garcia being handed a late-game red card. The Huskies got two goals from Justin Carey and won, 2-0, over Potomac Falls.

On the other side of the bracket, Briar Woods lasted two overtimes and won on penalty kicks over Western Albemarle and Park View, which won on penalty kicks in the opening round, did away with Kettle Run, 2-0. The Patriots will go on the road to face the Falcons in the regional semis Thursday night while the Huskies will host Sherando.

Tuscarora also got a Tuesday night win from their girls soccer team, who kept their miraculous turnaround season going thanks to a goal off the head of Abby Downey, and a 1-0 win over Kettle Run.

Woodgrove beat Western Albemarle 5-1 Tuesday, and the Wolveirnes have scored 11 goals in the first two rounds of Region II play. Top-seeded Briar Woods also moved on, defeating Charlottesville 2-0.

The Falcons will host the Huskies Thursday night with a state tournament berth on the line, and Woodgrove will travel to Fauquier. 

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