North Stafford explodes in sixth to top Albemarle

Joey Varaksa and Jake Hendrix had solid nights at the plate, but that wasn’t enough as Albemarle High struggled against North Stafford and fell 8-1.

Varaksa went 3 for 4 at the plate, continuing a recent hot streak for the junior shortstop. Hendrix knocked in the Patriots’ lone run and went 2 for 3 on the night.

North Stafford exploded for six runs on six hits and two hit batters in the sixth inning to put the game out of reach. Sophomore pitcher Sean Kennedy threw six strong innings with five strikeouts to earn the victory for North Stafford.