With another round of baseball and softball district games to go for local teams, eyes are focused on the upcoming district tournament to be held at Dream Fields in Lancaster County.
Beginning May 21 and continuing thru May 23, the Northern Neck District top four finishing varsity softball and baseball teams will be vying for a chance to be the tournament champions. In doing so, they help their chances at earning a playoff bid in the Region A Playoffs.
On May 21, the top seeded teams will face the fourth seeded teams at 5 p.m. followed by the second seeded teams facing the third seeded teams at 7:30 p.m. Should the games be rained out, they will be rescheduled to May 22 at the same times.
The winners will play on May 23 in the district tournament finals at Dream Fields. The softball tournament finals will begin at 5:30 p.m., with baseball following at 7:30 p.m. The rain date is set for May 24 with the same times.
Rappahannock teams ahead, Lancaster baseball team closes the gap
In softball, Rappahannock has taken a lead over their counterparts after playing through one round of competition in the regular season. That could all change in the weeks ahead as they face each of the district schools at least one more time in the regular season.
Behind them is Essex with a record of 4-1, Northumberland at 3-2, Lancaster at 2-3, Colonial Beach at 1-4 and Washington & Lee at 0-5.
In baseball, Lancaster closed the gap between top place Rappahannock winning over Northumberland with a 6-2 victory. As a result, Lancaster is now tied with Rappahannock at 4-1 followed by Colonial Beach at 3-2, Northumberland and Essex at 2-3 and Washington & Lee at 0-5.
In previous games, Northumberland defeated Essex and Rappahannock and knocked down Lancaster. Final regular season games are scheduled to end May 16.
The second match against Lancaster and Essex has been rescheduled from May 2 to May 1 in Tappahannock. The softball game will begin at 5 p.m. followed by the baseball game at 7 p.m.