Varsity Baseball and Softball Action

One aged and worn hardball or baseball laying in the green grass.

It was a 14-hit, 21-run kind of day for the Northampton Yellow Jackets softball club last Thursday, as they defeated the Arcadia Firebirds, 21-3.

Mollie Travis and Shonique Trader each batted in four, and went 1-for-3. Oakly Davis had a three-hit day with two RBIs, and Jada Giddens went 2-for-5 with three RBIs to aid the Yellow Jackets’ offense.

Travis earned the win on the rubber, tossing five innings with six strikeouts, and allowing just one walk with three runs on six hits.

Haley McDaniel and McKinley Walsh led the Firebirds at the plate, each notching two hits, with McDaniel batting one in. Hailey Berry had one hit and one RBI.

Alison Bowman shouldered the loss with 14 runs on eight hits over four innings, and she retired four Yellow Jacket batters.

The Yellow Jackets suffered a 3-0 loss Wednesday afternoon in Eastville at the hands of Holly Grove, with Travis taking the loss in the circle over six innings, allowing three runs on four hits with six strikeouts. Trader notched Northampton’s sole hit of the day.

Jenna Liard was on the rubber for Holly Grove for seven innings, allowing just one hit and retiring 12 batters. She also led the offense with two hits on three appearences and two RBIs.

The Lady Vikings fell 11-0 to Isle of Wight last Thursday, with Dylan Caison and Katie Brown notching two hits for Broadwater’s offense. Hannah Davis took the loss, pitching just over four innings with one strikeout, and allowing 11 runs on 12 hits with three walks.

Broadwater faced another tough loss Tuesday afternoon to Kenston Forest, 12-0, with Davis starting in the circle for two innings, and Mary Blake Leland threw an inning of relief.

The Nandua Warriors finished at the top of the district with an 8-1 record, with the Northampton Yellow Jackets settling in second overall at 7-2. The Ponies, 2-7, finished third, with the Firebirds, 1-8, in fourth.

The Chincoteague Ponies baseball team fell to Delmar Wednesday afternoon, 4-1, with Braden Watson taking the loss on the bump. He threw four innings, striking out three and allowing two runs on six hits. Matthew Reed led the Ponies’ offense with two hits, and Brendon Lafayette hit one and batted in one.

Robbie Sterling helped aid the Arcadia Firebirds baseball squad to a 1-0 win over the Northampton Yellow Jackets last Thursday, despite Northampton’s 6-4 hit effort over their district rivals. He threw seven innings, allowing just six hits and one walk with four strikeouts.

Sterling also helped lead the bats with one hit; Trevor Barnes hit one and scored Arcadia’s winning run.

Joe Curry was on the bump for the Yellow Jackets, tossing six innings with one run on four hits with four strikeouts. Seth Johnson led at the plate with two hits. 

Regional play for the varsity baseball and softball teams will begin Tuesday.

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