Reaching high, but shy of victory
In their second meeting this season, the Northumberland Lady Indians softball team took another come from behind win over the Lady Drifters of Colonial Beach. The Indians 9-3 victory came after trailing 3-1 at the Beach this past Thursday.
Northumberland opened the scoring with a run in the top of the first only to see the Lady Drifters score three runs in their half of the inning.
Colonial Beach’s Karley Inscoe and the Lady Drifters will have to put together a set of wins to advance to the Northern Neck District Softball Tournament beginning on May 21 at Dream Fields in Lancaster County.
The Lady Indians scored a run in the third and tied the game in the fourth.
But in the top of the sixth, the Indians exploded for five runs.
Taylor Childress singled, Sarah Haynie’s sacrifice moved her to second. Julie King singled and Micaela Wilson reached on an error, driving in both runners. July Traylor singled, Jessie Rew doubled, driving in two more runs. Mary Kathryn Hall’s single plated Rew.
From the plate, Rew was 2-52 with a double, a triple, two RBIs and two runs scored. Wilson went 2-4 with a double, three RBIs and runs scored. Kaci Payne also went 2-4 with two doubles and two RBIs. Mary Kathryn Hall went the seven innings on the mound, allowing six hits, two earned runs, two walks and striking out six.
Colonial Beach’s Madison Gorfida went 2-3 from the plate with two RBIs and run scored. Taylor Lee followed with a hit and an RBI.
Northumberland had a total of 12 hits and one error in comparison to Colonial Beach’s five and four errors.
The Drifters (6-8) are currently in the fifth spot of the district with a record of 1-5. They are behind Lancaster (2-4) in a contest for the fourth and final spot in the district tournament to begin on May 21 at Dream Fields.