Lady Chargers up record to 5-2
by Tom Chillemi
The Middlesex High varsity softball team won at West Point 12-2 on April 16 to open Conference 42 play.
The game was closer than the score indicated. The Lady Chargers (1-0, 5-2) held a 4-1 lead until the sixth inning when they added 2 runs. In the seventh inning, Middlesex put the game out of reach with 6 runs.
Cheyanne Pullman led Middlesex with a single, a double, a triple and 5 RBIs; Austen Taylor Dozier had two singles with 2 RBIs; Olivia Major singled with 2 RBIs; Zariah Freeze singled with 2 RBIs; Shelby Lewter singled in a run; Rachael Howard had two singles; and Abigail Foster and Maggie Bull each singled.
Lady Charger pitcher Ashley Walton scattered 8 hits and struck out 3 for her fourth win of the year.
Chloe Hodges made some good running catches in the outfield for MHS.
“Our offense picked it up, but our defense had a few boo-boos, which we are working on daily to correct,” said Lady Charger coach Wade Traynham.
MHS also routed Charles City 16-1 on April 21 (more details next week).
Middlesex will host King William on Thursday, April 23, at 4:30 p.m.
On Friday, MHS will travel to Windsor for a 4:30 p.m. game, and will host Mathews at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 30.