Luray still searching for first win after 5-0 loss to Madison

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LHS sophomore Landon Vile leads off second base after belting a double in the third inning of a 5-0 loss to Madison on April 14.

~ PVN staff report

LURAY, April 14 — Madison County junior Kody Dobyns posted a stellar performance on the hill Thursday afternoon, as the Luray Bulldogs dropped a ninth consecutive game this season, 5-0, to the Mountaineers.

Dobyns went the distance through seven innings, recording a four-hit shutout while striking out 11 — including five of the last six batters he faced.

Luray was lead at the plate by sophomore Landon Vile, who belted a double in the third and presented one of Luray’s few scoring threats. Senior Isaiah Mongold and sophomore Cameron Weaver both went 1-for-3 with each hitting a single. Sophomore Dustin Deeds also picked up a single and went 1-for-2.

Mongold, Luray’s starting pitcher, gets the loss after being relieved in the fifth by sophomore Jacob Shenk.

Madison spread out six hits among six players, including doubles by freshman William Dickey and senior Trey Deane III.

Luray played well early, keeping the game scoreless through two, and only allowing one run by Madison in the third and fourth innings. The Mountaineers broke the game open in the fifth, tacking on three more runs to cap off a 5-0 win on the road.

With the win, Madison captured their third-straight shutout of the week, as the Mountaineers move to 7-2 overall and 5-1 in the Bull Run District (only loss to Page County). Thursday’s 5-0 win at Luray followed a 10-0 blowout of East Rockingham on Tuesday and a 5-0 win over Warren County on Monday. Next up, the Mountaineers travel to Warren County for a 6 p.m. game on Monday, before hosting Rappahannock on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

With the loss, the Bulldogs fall to 0-9 overall and 0-6 in the district. Next up, Luray travels to Clarke County for a 5 p.m. game on Tuesday, before heading to Page on Friday.

For full schedules, rosters and standings — check out the Bull Run District website.

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