A night of honors on and off the field for T.C.s Kilby
The high school baseball season is not over just yet. T.C. Williams varsity outfielder Matt Kilby proved it on Monday when he was honored with six awards including a (ceremonial) check for $300,000 at the T.C. Williams Student Recognition Night.
The check came from the U.S. Naval Academy, where Kilby was awarded a full scholarship.
That morning, Coach Andrew Simpson found out that Kilby had been named to the Virginia High School League AAA All-State Second Team as an outfielder.
Oh, and he also happens to be this years valedictorian.
Earning valedictorian and Athlete of the Year all in the same month is a perfect snapshot of how well-rounded a young man Matt is, Simpson said. Deciding on a college was a difficult process for him because he had so many great options, but I think hes really going to excel at the Academy and as a Navy officer.
In addition to those honors, Kilby received the Barbara Bartnek Sports Highest GPA Award for both baseball and golf, the Presidential Education Academic Award and the Science Department Award.
Aces try to stay on the ball
The Alexandria Aces sit at 4-5, which is good enough for fifth place in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League. But the season is still young and Alexandria has won four of their last six going into Wednesday night. Heres a look at the Aces last six games.
June 9: Aces 5 Herndon 0
June 10: Aces 5 Silver Spring-Takoma 2
June 11: Aces 1 S. Spring 5
June 12: Aces 5 Baltimore 4
June 14: Aces 4 So. Md. 1
June 15: Aces 5 Bethesda 7
The Aces played the Rockville Express at home last night after the Times deadline.
Little League season to end in all-star fashion
On June 26, Alexandria Little League will hold its end-of-summer picnic at Little Simpson Stadium, complete with a dunk tank, popcorn, snow cones, hot dogs and drinks.
But baseball is still not over. A hit-a-thon will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by the awards ceremony at 1 and the home-run derby from 2 to 4 p.m.
The setting at Little Simpson field on Sunday could definitely be considered a playoff atmosphere. A loudspeaker announced players of all divisions of the Alexandria Little League as they played their championship games.
In front of enthusiastic crowds, champions were crowned in the Majors, AAA and AA divisions of Alexandria Little League.
In the Majors division, Lindsay Cadillac crushed Virginia Concrete 21-9, despite a grand slam by Concretes Patrick Devine and two home runs each for Tommy Cloud and Duncan Agnew.
But the scoring came too late. Lindsay Cadillac was up 18-1 after three innings.
Lindsays Andrew Tovsky belted two homers and Greg Everett had a round-tripper as well.
In the AAA division, Halt, Buzas and Powell beat Rotary 12-8 in a close, hard-fought game. HBPs four pitchers, James Jones, Josiah Thornhill, Riley Larson and Doug Jennings, held Rotary at bay.
A five-run second inning propelled HBP into a lead that they never relinquished. John Donnelly led the way for Rotary by smashing a first-inning, two-run homer that temporarily gave his squad the lead.
In the AA game, Memory Makers prevailed over Christine Garner-Weichert by a score of 7-3.