Varsity Baseball and Softball Action

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Story and Photos by Krystle Bono

Monday afternoon, the Arcadia Firebirds fell to Washington High in Princess Anne, 10-0. McKinlley Welsh lead the Firebirds’ offense, going 1-for-2 at the plate, notching a triple. Alison Bowmann and Alysia Wessells both went 1-for-2.

Hailey Berry shouldered the loss, throwing 3.1 innings, allowing eight hits, two earned runs, and one walk, while recording three strikeouts.

Haley McDaniel relieved Berry, pitching 0.2 innings with two hits, and Bowmann also pitched 0.2 innings of relief, giving up one hit, two earned runs, and two walks.

The Firebirds traveled to Nandua Tuesday afternoon, with the Warriors coming out victorious by a dominating score of 16-5.

Lyric Sampson was the front-runner for the Warrior’s offense against the Firebirds, knocking four hits in four appearences, with a double, two singles, and a homer in the fifth, and five RBIs. Carol Hope Greer and Abigail Killmon each batted-in two and tallied a hit, apiece.

Parker Murphy was the winning pitcher, striking out eight while allowing five runs on four hits over five innings for the Warriors.

Arcadia’s bat club was led by Skylar Stapleton, who went 2-for-3 and smashed two two-run homeruns, with four RBIs.

Berry took the loss on the mound, tossing four innings, while recording one strikeout with 13 hits, three walks, and nine earned runs.

The Firebirds suffered a tough loss Wednesday to Seaford, 10-0, with the girls not able to record a single hit, with McKinley Walsh as the Firebirds only base runner by a walk.

Berry pitched all five innings for Arcadia, retiring giving up 10 hits, five earned runs, three walks.

Arcadia will host Chincoteague next Thursday at 4 p.m. The Warriors travel to Lancaster this weekend.

The Northampton Yellow Jackets softball club topped Essex, 11-5, last Friday, thanks to Oakley Davis’ strong offense with three hits, two RBIs, and three runs.

Mollie Travis recorded the victory for the Yellow Jackets over seven innings. She struck out 10 batters and gave up just five runs and five hits.

The Lady Jackets also suffered a shutout loss to Fluvanna County Friday night, as they were unable to get the bats moving, with Riley Hook shouldering the loss for Northampton this go-round.

Hook threw just under an inning in the circle, striking out one, while allowing six runs on five hits, with one walk.

Northampton fell to Chestnut Ridge Saturday morning in their first of two, with Travis and Jada Giddens notching the Yellow Jacket’s two hits.

Travis took the heat on the rubber, giving up five hits and nine runs over one inning.

Giddens and Shonique Trader each recorded a hit in the Yellow Jackets second game Saturday afternoon, with the girls falling to Archbishop Molloy, 4-0. Travis shouldered the loss again, putting in work over six innings, retiring two batters and surrendering four runs on 11 hits.

The Yellow Jackets will be back on the field tonight in Eastville against Stephen Decatur at 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday afternoon, the Broadwater Vikings softball team fell short to Norfolk Academy, 19-17, after fighting back to knot things up in the sixth by 14.

Hannah Davis, Mary Blake Leland, Suzanna Long, and Katie Brown each put up three hits during five showings at the plate to lead the Vikings’ offense. Leland and Greta Bunce batted in three.

Davis threw for the Vikings for just under four innings, striking out three while allowing 13 hits and 11 runs. Leland relieved for four and two-thirds innings, with three strikeouts and nine runs on five hits.

The Nandua Warriors baseball team sent the Firebirds packing on a 18-3 home win Tuesday afternoon in Onley. Everett Savage took the win on the bump for the Warriors, striking out two, with three runs on three hits over three innings. G Kelley and Savage led at the plate, each putting up two hits with three RBIs.

Armonta Dickerson led the Firebirds’ offense, driving in one with one hit during chances in the box. Lethon Williams and Robbie Sterling also drove in one run apiece. Sterling took the loss for the Firebirds, throwing two innings while allowing seven runs on five hits with two strikeouts.

Arcadia will battle Holly Grove for an away contest tonight at 4 p.m. The Warriors are also set to travel tonight, and will face Washington and Lee.

The Broadwater Vikings held the Firebirds baseball team scoreless Monday afternoon by 17,  with Travis Northam earning the win on the bump, retiring seven batters and allowing just three hits over six innings.

Cole led the Vikings at the plate, going 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Aiden, Clay, and Brant also helped contribute to Broadwater’s nine total hits.

The Firebirds tallied five hits from Trevor Barnes, Dickerson, Airey Finney, Tyler Kinard, and Nate Blackshear.

Eric Holmer took the loss for Arcadia, lasting three innings with one strikeout and four hits on six runs.

The Ponies and the Yellow Jackets went head-to-head Thursday afternoon on the Island. Results from this matchup will be in next week’s edition of the Post.

Both the Broadwater softball and baseball teamswill be back in action after their spring break April 8 for a road battle against Holly Grove at 4:30 p.m.