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Jonathan Mahoney pitched three innings and struck out seven Tuesday to earn the victory in Gar-Field's 6-2 win over Patriot in both teams' season-opener. 

Mahoney, Marty Neal, Marco Hurtado, and Tyler Royston combined to throw a two-hitter. Royston came in when Patriot had two on and one out in the bottom of the 7th and retired the last two batters.

Neal, a freshman and the Indians' lead-off hitter, lined a single into right field in his first high school at bat. He and Anthony Febo scored in the bottom of the first to give Gar-Field a 2-0 lead. Gar-Field (1-0) never trailed after that point.

For the Indians, Isaiah Singletary went 2-3 with a double, Neal 1-4 with a run scored, Anthony Febo 1-4 with a run scored, Jake Gulizia recorded three walks and a run scored, Tyler Royston had 1 RBI and J’aire Galloway and Nick Mont-Ros each had a walk and scored a run.

For Patriot (0-1), Nate Eikhoff reached base four times with a double and three walks.

TUSCARORA 1, HERITAGE 0: Heritage dropped a close one at cross town rival Tuscarora on Opening Day Tuesday. The Pride outhit the Huskies 5-2, but could not get runners across the plate, stranding 7 on a chilly night in Leesburg. 

Offensively for the Pride:

Ben Taylor-  1-3, BB, Chad Koehler-  1-2, BB, K, Brandon Keiper- 1-3, K, Patrick Tyree- 1-2, BB, Luke Schaub- 1-3, 2K

Ryan Studebaker started for Heritage, going three innings and allowing one hit and two walks, while striking out three. Cameron Taylor took the loss, allowing the one earned run. 

BOYS SOCCER

GAR-FIELD 3, PATRIOT 1: Mariano Moreno Jimenez, Toby Osholaya and Sammy Oyebade all scored for the host Indians Tuesday in their season opener.

Oyebade assisted on Jimenez's goal. 

GIRLS SOCCER

PATRIOT 9, GAR-FIELD 0: Ashley Pennington had two goals and two assists and Amanda Nhek had two goals and one assist to lead the Pioneers (1-0).

Abby Gardner and Shannon Blackstone also had two goals apiece, while Monica Gonzalez had one goal. Taylor Nairn had two assists. 

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