The Lady Eagles softball team started the week with a win in double digits against Colonial Beach 10-4. Unfortunately the tables were turned on Thursday and the W&L was shut out by Rappahannock 10-0. The Eagles are currently 7-8 with plenty of games left in the season to make their mark. The Ladies are playing well and, as long as they keep playing their game, the wins will come.
Tuesday, May 5th, was a fun night for W&L fans; not so much for the Colonial Beach Drifters. W&L took an early lead and by the end of the 2nd inning was winning 5-1. The Drifters came on strong in the 3rd scoring 3 across the plate but could not keep the momentum or bats connecting. Both teams totaled 6 hits but the Drifters suffered by a pitching slump placing runners on bases. Diamond Covington was 4-5 at the plate with 2 RBI’s and 5 stolen bases. Zoe Sanborn knocked in 3 RBI’s and 2 stolen bases for the Eagles. Jenny Broglin added her own 3 stolen bases for the team.
On Thursday, W&L hosted Rappahannock to the Nest. Host being the appropriate word, because the Raiders feasted on the Eagles taking advantage of their errors, injuries, and light bench. In softball, it does not take much to lose to a team like Rappahannock and W&L fell victim 10-0.
This week takes W&L on the road for a grueling 4 games: Middlesex on Monday, Lancaster or Tuesday, Northumberland on Thursday, and finally, Colonial Beach on Friday. This will be a test of character and endurance and the Lady Eagles are ready for the challenge.