Varsity Baseball and Softball Action

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The Lady Jackets’ bats were on fire last Thursday, with three homers and a 16-hit game to help lift them to a 22-2 victory over the Chincoteague Ponies.

Riley Hook rocked the first home run of the day for the Yellow Jackets in the first inning, and tallied four RBIs and three total hits during five showings at the plate with four runs scored.

Mollie Travis and Shonique Trader also launched one apiece over the fence, with Travis batting in four and Trader bringing in two. Maeyanna Delk also helped lead the Yellow Jackets’ offense with three hits during three appearances and three RBIs.

Travis toed the rubber for Northampton through the game’s five innings, retiring six Chincoteague batters and allowed five hits and two runs.

Delilah Flores took the loss for the Ponies, striking out four and giving up seven hits and ten runs over just under four innings in the circle.

Chincoteague’s five hits were put up by Tylar Libertino, Emma Jackson, Caroline Thornton, Caity Kerchner, and Ashley Betts. Jackson and Libertino crossed the plate to score the Ponies’ two runs.

Northampton fell to Stephen Decatur last Friday, 11-5, with Travis taking the loss over seven innings. She struck out three and walked one, with 11 runs on three hits.

Travis, Trader, and Hook posted the Yellow Jackets three hits of the day.

Last Friday, the Ponies were edged by one by Windsor, 9-8, despite being knotted up in the bottom of the eighth, with an error that would give Windsor the go-ahead to score game-winning run.

Jackson led Chincoteague’s offense, going 3-for-5 with three RBIs. Thornton put up two hits and batted in two during five at-bats.

Kerchner shouldered the loss for the Ponies, throwing just under three innings, giving up four hits and three runs with one walk.

Nandua took at 5-1 loss to King William last Friday, with Parker Murphy taking the loss on the mound. She struck out three and allowed four hits and five runs over seven innings.

Baylee Justis led the bats, notching one hit and one RBI. Ariana Fletcher and Sarah Taylor also notched a hit apiece.

Nandua also faced Middlesex Friday, suffering a close 11-10 defeat, with Murphy going one inning in the circle to take the loss with four hits and four runs with one strikeout.

Jamie Wert led the offense this go-round, putting up three hits during four chances with two RBIs. Justis and Taylor posted two hits and two RBIs.

Nandua suffered another one-run defeat of 7-6 Saturday afternoon to Lancaster, despite out-hitting the opposing team, 11-5.

Justis led with three hits in four at-bats; Taylor was 2-for-3 with one RBI, and Leah Truitt and Hailey Justice posted two hits each.

The loss would go to Murphy, who lasted three and two-thirds innings with three strikeouts, while allowing four hits, six runs, and one walk.

The Warriors welcomed the Ponies Wednesday afternoon in Onley, topping the girls by a 5-1 score.

Jackson once again led Chincoteague’s bat club, hitting two during three at-bats. Hope Abell boasted a hit and an RBI, with Thornton and Betts each hitting one.

Flores took the loss, striking out five, while allowing two walks, three hits, and four runs over five and one-third innings.

Alana Shea earned the win for the Warriors, lasting six innings, with four strikeouts, allowing four hits, one run, and one walk.

Taylor led the Warriors at the plate, going 1-for-3 with two RBIs. Carol Hope Greer hit one in and was also 1-for-3, with Truitt batting in one.

The Firebirds and the Ponies softball and baseball teams met on the Arcadia fields Thursday afternoon; results from this matchup will be featured in next week’s edition of the Post.

The Arcadia Firebirds varsity baseball team dominated Holly Grove last Friday by a 13-1 count.

Chris Beasley led with two hits and three RBIs during three appearences at the plate for the Firebirds. Armonta Dickerson notched one hit and two RBIs, Trevor Barnes hit one and batted in one, and Airey Finney also earned a hit.

Eric Holmer earned the win for Arcadia tossing four innings with five strikeouts, and allowing just one hit, one run, and one walk.

The Firebirds fell to Lancaster Wednesday night, 17-4, with Holmer taking the loss in just under three innings. He allowed nine hits and 12 runs with four strikeouts. Collin Marshall smashed one over the fence in the first inning, with Dickerson leading the offense with two hits and one RBI in two showings at the plate.

The Chincoteague Ponies took the win over the Northampton Yellow Jackets last Thursday, 10-6, despite the Yellow Jackets outhitting their district rivals by one.

Todd Matthews and Matthew Reed led in the box with two hits and two RBIs each.

Braden Watson earned the win on the bump, tossing five innings and allowing two runs on five hits with seven strikeouts.

Seth Johnson took the loss for Northampton, surrendering seven runs on three hits with 12 strikeouts over five innings on the hill.

Joe Curry led the Yellow Jackets’ offense, going 2-for-3 with one RBI. Max Williams notched two hits during four appearances, and Owen Bott hit one and batted in one.

Northampton fell to Stephen Decatur last Friday, 8-6, with Curry taking the loss. He pitched six innings and surrendered eight hits and five runs, and retired four batters.

Seth Johnson sent two deep, homering in both the second and fifth innings. He was 3-for-4, hit in two, and scored three runs to help lead the Yellow Jackets’ offense. Gavin Defrees and and Max Williams each posted a hit and an RBI.

The Ponies fell to Windsor, 9-7, Friday afternoon. Todd Matthews unleashed two homers and five RBIs, going 3-for-4 at the plate and scored two runs to help lead the Ponies’ offense. Reed and Dakota Bowden each had two hits, and Mehsam Awam hit one with one RBI.

Awam shouldered the loss for Chincoteague, throwing just under three innings with one strikeout, allowing four hits and three runs.

The Nandua Warriors fell to Washington & Lee last Friday in a tight 4-3 battle.

Garrett Siegert took the loss for the Warriors, allowing two runs on three hits during his two innings on the hill.

Ryan Ross and Tyler Greene led the Warriors’ bats, hitting two apiece, and Siegert and Gary Kelley each batted-in one.

Nandua’s 12 hits helped propel them to a 10-2 victory over Northumberland on Saturday.

Luke Parks hit three in four chances in the box with one RBI, Kelley collected two hits and three RBIs, and Greene notched two hits with one RBI.

Cade Williams took the win for the Warriors, surrendering just two runs on one hit, while retiring four batters across five and two-thirds innings.

Chincoteague outhit Nandua by two to help lift them to a 5-3 victory over the Warriors Wednesday afternoon in Onley.

Awan led with two hits and three RBIs in three showings up to bat, and Watson collected two hits, while also earning the win on the rubber. Throwing  just over six innings, Watson retired 12 batters, while allowing four hits and three runs.

Everett Savage took the loss for the Warriors, pitching one inning, giving up three runs on two hits.

The Warriors’ four hits came from the bats of Kelley, Greene, Caleb Ferry, and Connor McIntyre. Greene and Ross each batted one in.

Northampton is back on the field Tuesday against Chincoteague at 4:30 p.m. in Eastville; Nandua will battle Prince Edward County Saturday for a double header beginning at 11 a.m.

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