Local softball teams struggle in district play
Veronica Wyszynski and her Washington & Lee teammates are looking for their first win in the district after a tough start.
On April 16, the Northumberland Lady Indians defeated he visiting Colonial Beach Drifters 9-4. Northumberland’s Mary Kathryn Hall pitched all seven innings and allowed five hits, three earned runs, four walks while striking out 13. At the plate, Hall was 2-4 with a double, a triple, two RBIs and run scored. On the other side of the opposition, Colonial Beach’s Karley Inscoe allowed eight hits, nine runs and a walk while striking out five after six innings.
Northumberland’s Connor Haislip led the Lady Indians going 3-4 from the plate with two doubles and an RBI. July Traylor followed going 2-4 with two triples, an RBI and run scored; and Kaci Payne was 2-3 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored.
At the plate, Deniya Newman led the team with three RBI’s and a triple. Emily Parks with a double, McKenzie Conway with an RBI, Manana Morton and Madison Gorfida each had a hit.
In the day to end the week for the district teams, Northumberland pulled out another victory shutting out Washington & Lee 16-0. This was the second shut out of the week for W&L next to the 10-0 loss to Rappahannock on April 16.
Drifters shy of closing games
Colonial Beach catcher Emily Parks and the Lady Drifters looking for answers to closing games.
Struggling to get any runs in the first six innings, Lancaster got their shot in the seventh against Colonial Beach when they won 5-2 on the road. This came after the Drifters gave up three hits and two errors.
Brittany Jones with a triple, Page Pittman with a double led the Lady Red Devils. Katherine Keyser, Brooke Hudnall, Casey Clarke and Amber Cutting followed with a hit themselves in the game.
At the mound, Clarke gave the Devils a shot for the win pitching all seven innings, allowing three hits and striking out seven. Colonial Beach’s Karley Inscoe responded for Colonial Beach allowing a walk and striking out seven of her own. At the plate, the senior had a hit and run.
Deniya Newman added to the offense with a hit and run, Madison Gorfida with a double and Billie Gould with an RBI.
Friday’s 4-3 loss to West Point was as dreary for the Lady Drifters as the previous game to Lancaster. In the loss to the Lady Pointers, the Drifters’ defense allowed two runs to be scored in the closing inning to win the game.
Conway was 2-3 from the plate for the Drifters with a double and an RBI. Billie Gould followed Conway with a double and RBI and Inscoe with a hit. Conway, Gould and Newman each scored a run to round out the team’s four total hits.
At the mound Inscoe pitched seven innings to allow two hits, two walks, two runs and striking out five.