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JV Lady Chargers rout Lady Indians

Middlesex JV Brianna Tabor tries to beat out a bunt against Lancaster as Lancaster JV first baseman Ammoni Roane takes a throw from pitcher Brianna Noel. Backing up the play are Casey Clark and Rachel Haywood of LHS. The JV Lady Chargers lost 13-0. (Photo by Tom Chillemi)

The Middlesex High JV softball team defeated Northumberland 15-3, but lost to Lancaster twice, 16-1 and 13-0, in recent action.

MHS started off the season with a bang at Northumberland on March 24, scoring 8 runs in the first inning and 6 in the third. Jessica Dixon went 2 for 5 with a pair of great sacrifice bunts; Iesha Lee went 3 for 4 with a double; Chelsi Blake 2 for 4 with a home run; Joey Stinchcomb, 2 for 4 with a triple; Bridgette Self, 2 for 4 with a double; Samantha Carlton, 3 for 3 with a double; Alex Gillespie, 2 for 2; and Mesha Beverley, 3 for 4; Brooke Rowe and Brianna Tabor, both 1 for 2. 

The JV Charger defense was strong as well with great catches in the outfield by Samantha Carlton, Broke Rowe and Brianna Tabor. Joey Stinchcomb snagged a fly on the run at third base. Infielders Jessica Dixon, Iesha Lee, Mesha Beverley and Chelsi Blake gobbled up everything hit to them.

Blake was the winning pitcher assisted by Self, who did a fine job as catcher. 

“All in all this was a great first show of their abilities and we are looking forward to another season filled with good things,” said MHS coach Bonnie Abbott. “This is a great group of young ladies and we are fortunate to have the opportunity to work with them.”

The JV Lady Chargers lost to Lancaster 16-1 in a make-up game on Monday. Also on Monday, Middlesex and Lancaster JV finished the last few innings of the March 27 game that was rained out. The Lady Red Devils won 13-0. 

“Lancaster has great pitching this year and our young team has just not realized the greatness in themselves that I see,” said Abbott. “On Monday, Self did a great job from the mound for us but we had many defensive errors.” 

Dixon hit very well with a single, double and a deep fly to left that was caught. Dixon scored the JV Lady Chargers’ only run. Blake had a single and a double and Self had a line drive single up the middle. “This is an awesome young team who will do great things once they believe in themselves,” said Abbott.

The JV softball team is idle until April 9 when it visits West Point.

The varsity is at Lancaster on Thursday, April 2, and at Colonial Beach on Tuesday, April 7. The varsity hosts West Point on April 9 at 5 p.m.

posted 04.01.2009

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