Yellow Jackets Pick Up Two More District Softball Wins


The Northampton Yellow Jackets varsity softball team one-upped two of their district opponents this week, defeating the Nandua Warriors April 4, 7-6, and the Chincoteague Ponies Wednesday afternoon, 6-5.

Last Thursday’s game was all tied up at six between the Warriors and the Yellow Jackets, with Northampton’s Emily Kellam up to bat in the bottom of the seventh. Her singled shot scored the game-winning run, giving the Yellow Jackets the edge over the Warriors to seal the win.

Jada Giddens helped lead at the plate with four RBIs and Mollie Travis went 2-for-3 with one RBI.

Travis took the win on the mound, tossing all seven innings with four strikeouts, allowing seven hits, six runs, and one walk.

Nandua’s offense was led by Parker Murphy and Baylee Justis, who each went 2-for-4, with Justis batting in one. Jamie Lynn Wert notched one homer in four chances with three RBIs.

Murphy shouldered the loss, pitching six innings, allowing six runs on 10 hits with five strikeouts.

The Ponies dropped Wednesday’s contest to the Yellow Jackets, despite grabbing and maintaining an early lead. Caroline Thorton smashed a triple, bringing in two runs. The Ponies kept the score at 2-0 entering the third inning, when Northampton would get the go-ahead run. Things were leveled out in the bottom of the fifth, but an error would move the Yellow Jackets ahead for good.

Oakley Davis led with two hits in four showings in the box. Riley Hook batted in two.

Travis toed the rubber through the game’s seven innings, retiring eight Chincoteague batters and giving up five runs and nine hits with just one walk.

Caity Kerchner took the loss for the Ponies, also manning the circle for the complete game, allowing five hits and six runs with three walks.

Thornton led the offense, batting 2-for-4 with three RBIs. Tylar Libertino went 3-for-3 with one RBI.

The Arcadia Firebirds hosted the Chincoteague Ponies April 4 in Oak Hall, and came away with the 6-4 victory. In the bottom of the first, the Firebirds moved ahead with a sacrifice fly ball by Skylar Stapleton, bringing in Haley McDaniel. Alison Bowmann added to the score with a deep single to centerfield, scoring McKinley Walsh.

McDaniel led the Firebirds offense with two hits and three RBIs. Stapleton went 1-for-2 with one RBI, and Bowmann went 1-for-3 and batted one in.

Hailey Berry earned the win for the Firebirds, pitching all seven innings giving up eight hits, two walks, two earned runs, and striking out seven Chincoteague batters.

Thornton led the Chincoteague bat club, notching two hits and one RBI. Alanna Hall was 2-for-4 and Hope Abell tallied one hit in two appearances and hit in one.

Kerchner took the loss in five innings. She allowed five runs on five hits, with two strikeouts and one walk.

The Firebirds faced Laurel last Saturday afternoon at Nandua and lost 19-1.

Stapleton went 1-for-1 and Bowmann was 1-for-2 and drove in the Firebirds sole run for the day to lead the offense.

Berry took the loss for Arcadia, allowing 14 hits, six earned runs, and three walks in 1.1 innings in the circle. 

Arcadia is scheduled to travel to Lancaster Saturday for a 1 p.m. game.

The Ponies shutout Wicomico Saturday by an 8-0 count, led by Libertino and Kerchner, who each notched a hit and an RBI.

Delilah Flores took the win for the Ponies, standing seven innings and not allowing a single run, with six strikeouts, while giving up five hits and three walks.

The Warriors fell to Laurel’s softball team Saturday, 9-3, with Alana Shea taking the loss for Nandua on the mound, lasting three and a third innings, with six runs on seven hits.

Murphy led the bats, putting up two hits in four showings with one RBI, and Wert batted in two with one hit in three at-bats.

The Nandua Warriors varsity baseball team topped the Northampton Yellow Jackets April 4.

Bradley Colona and Gary Kelley each shot homers over the fence, with Colona going 1-for-5 with four RBIs and Kelley hitting three in and going 2-for-2 at the plate.

Caleb Ferry grabbed the win, throwing just under two innings with one strikeout, allowing two hits and five runs.

Seth Johnson took the loss for Northampton, lasting three innings on the hill with seven hits and ten runs, and striking out six.

Landon Sayers led the bats with two homeruns and six RBIs. Johnson and Curry also notched one homer apiece, with Curry putting up three RBIs and two hits and Johnson going 2-for-3, batting in two.

The Warriors topped Prince Edward County Saturday during back-to-back games, earning 5-2 and 14-3 wins in the double header.

Everett Savage was the winning pitcher for the first game, allowing just one hit with two strikeouts in just under four innings.

Kelley led the bats, collecting two hits and one RBI; Ryan Ross batted in two and went 1-for-3 at the plate.

Tyler Greene took the win in the Warriors’ second go-round against Prince Edward, allowing three hits and two runs in three and two-thirds innings on the bump with three strikeouts. Connor McIntyre went two-for-two with one RBI and Ross helped lead the offense with three RBIs and a hit. Ferry sent one over the fence in the fourth inning.

Chincoteague outlasted Arcadia April 4, earning a 15-3 victory over their district rival.

Matthew Reed earned the win, throwing four innings with six strikeouts, allowing just one hit and three runs. Gage Godwin, Braden Watson, and Ayden Leonard led the bats, each collecting multiple hits with Godwin and Watson batting in two and Leonard bringing in one.

Chris Beasley muscled the only hit for Arcadia of the day. Robbie Sterling took the loss for the Firebirds, striking out six, while surrendering 11 runs on nine hits over three innings.

The Ponies fell to Wicomico 14-7 Saturday, despite collecting ten hits with homers from Mehsam Awan and Brendon LaFeyette. Todd Matthews took the loss, allowing four hits and nine runs over one-third of an inning.

Wednesday afternoon, the Ponies traveled to Eastville to face the Yellow Jackets, coming out on top by a 19-12 count, tallying 18 hits with six homeruns; two from Matthews, and one each from Awan, Reed, Lafeyette, and Dakota Bowden. Matthews locked in five RBIs, Bowden had four, and Lafeyette and Reed notched three.

Matthews was the winning pitcher, allowing ten hits and nine runs over four innings, while retiring two Northampton batters.

Koby Sparrow took the loss on the bump, tossing just under five innings, giving up 14 runs on 13 hits.

Sayers pounded two homers and six RBIs to help lead the Yellow Jackets offense, going 3-for-4, and Johnson put one over, batting in two.

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