Prep Rally

  • Pennsylvania H.S. senior sets national lacrosse scoring record

    Danielle Elliot at Prep Rally4 days ago

    Morgan Day scored six goals in her team's 15-11 district playoff win on Friday. All of the goals mattered, but the first was slightly more special than the rest: With that first goal, Day set a new national record. She had tied the record in the final minute of her previous game.

    Story, video on a national lacrosse scoring record for @KDHS_Athletics' Morgan Day: http://t.co/7PmmGqovLa pic.twitter.com/Pkj59wTHr9

    She scored the record-setter in the 14th minute of Friday's game.

    “It’s a great feeling, especially being my senior year,” Day told the York Daily News. “It’s an incredible feeling to set that standard and even better to have my team, family and everyone supporting me there to share it with me.”

    The accomplishment was a bit of a family affair – her younger sister and Kennard-Dale (Pa.) High teammate, Maddie Day, assisted on the record-breaking goal, and their dad is one of the coaches.

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  • California's newest record holder seems unstoppable

    Danielle Elliot at Prep Rally5 days ago

    A California high school senior has set a new record for career hits, slapping hit number 247 last Thursday. She added three more on Tuesday, for a cool 250. It's a tremendous number of hits – yet that's not even her most impressive accomplishment.

    Zoe Casas (@zcangels6) of Aquinas breaks CIF State softball career hits record.READ: http://t.co/7qr0ivCqRz pic.twitter.com/IaIh1TOToU

    According to the San Bernardino Sun, Zoe Casas has only struck out twice – that's right, less than once each year – in her four-year career at Aquinas (San Bernardino, Calif.) High. This year she's batting .740. 

    “Her work ethic is second to none,” coach Chris Ybarra told the local paper. “I may never have someone like that again.”

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  • One, twice, third time's the charm in this awesome catch

    Danielle Elliot at Prep Rally11 days ago

    Baseball is all about hand-eye coordination, right? How about hand-back-teammate's-hand coordination? That's what it took for an Illinois high school center and right fielder to combine on a catch earlier this week.

    Kyle Comincioli of Pontiac Township (Ill.) High School hit a deep shot to right-center, where Dunlap (Ill.) High's David Zoz tracked and dove for the ball. The ball hit the edge of his glove and sort of hung in the air as Zoz continued falling, long enough for him to end up underneath it. It then bounced off his back, bouncing high enough that right fielder Jay Tilly to swoop in and make the catch. 

    Comincioli was robbed on that one, but it's hard to imagine he went home disappointed: he had six hits in that day's doubleheader as Pontiac swept Dunlap.  

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  • After striking out 21 in a row, Virginia pitcher has to forfeit

    Danielle Elliot at Prep Rally11 days ago

    There's something magical about watching a pitcher on a hot streak. Battlefield (Va.) High School senior Jake Agnos was pitching as well as possible, striking out 18 straight after giving up a lead-off home run on Monday in the conference semifinals. 

    As hard as it would've been, that's when his coaches should have taken their ace off the mound. Instead, they left him in. He completed the incredible game, striking out three more to make it 21. His team had shown more than enough support at the plate, giving him a 6-1 win.

    Agnos even tossed three nine-pitch innings (that's three strikes, zero balls to each batter),  according to  Inside Nova .

    21 K's 7 innings@JakeAgnos strikes out 21 after lead off HR. 93 pitch CG @ECUBaseball commitBattlefield 6-1 over OP pic.twitter.com/QFjCb2GrCu

    But because he didn't come out after six innings, his team had to forfeit the game.

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