Broadwater Vikings Say Farewell at Home, Fall in State Softball Tourney

The Broadwater Vikings celebrated seniors before the start of their last home game. From left, seniors Hannah Davis, Dylan Caison, and Katherine Brown receive flowers and balloons.

Story and Photos by Brennan Waldorf
The Broadwater Vikings seniors took the field in Exmore for the last time as the team faced off against Portsmouth Christian Academy last week, May 13. Katherine Brown, Dylan Caison, and Hannah Davis were all recognized and honored for their accomplishments on the diamond in a brief ceremony before the start of the game. The Vikings dropped to the number one team in the Metro Conference 12-1, finishing their regular season play with a 3-5 record.

A competitive schedule allowed for the Vikings to claim the number five seed in VISAA Division III state tournament, as all their losses came from teams in larger divisions. The Vikings low seed forced them to travel to Courtland to face off against Southampton Academy on May 18. The Raiders eliminated the Vikings with an 8-2 victory ending Broadwater’s 2021 season.

Game Recaps

On May 13, against Portsmouth Christian, Hannah Davis got the start for the Vikings on Senior Day taking the loss as she pitched five innings letting up 12 runs against three walks and one strike out. Suzanna Long led at bat going 2 for 2 with one RBI. Ramsey Revel was the only other Viking to record a hit with a double in the first inning.

On May 18, against Southampton Academy, Ramsey Revel got the start pitching six innings. She struck out eight batters against five walks. The Vikings bats picked up as the team had 12 hits with Molly Brown, Chloe Hall, Harlin Johnson, Suzanna Long, and Ramsey Revel going 2 for 4. Brown and Long recorded an RBI apiece in the state tournament loss.

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