Kettle Run 9, James Wood 2

NOKESVILLE — Third-seeded Kettle Run unloaded on No. 6 James Wood for six runs in the first inning and cruised to an opening round win in the Class 4 Northwestern District playoffs.

Joe Vogatsky pitched five shutout innings with 10 strikeouts for the Cougars (12-8), who will play at Millbrook in the semifinals on Tuesday. Vogatsky also had three hits and drove in three runs.

Leaders — James Wood: Jayden Nixon 1-3, run; Kaden Spaid 1-3, RBI; Kettle Run: Caden DeCroo 3-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs; Vogatsky 3-4, 3 RBIs; Zach Ewald 2-4.

Friday's score: Fauquier 6, Liberty 5. No. 4 Fauquier (12-9) will play at top-seeded Sherando (18-2) at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the semifinals.