Lady Chargers down Red Devils and Raiders; place 2nd in tourney
|Middlesex’s Austen Taylor Dozier throws to first base for the putout, while Olivia Major moves in to keep the Rappahannock runner at second base in a recent varsity softball game at the Middlesex Sports Complex. Backing up in the outfield is Cheyanne Pullman. (Photo by Tom Chillemi)|
by Tom Chillemi
The Middlesex High varsity softball team finished second in the Lancaster Invitational Tournament last week.
On April 3, Middlesex defeated host Lancaster 9-4. On April 4, the Lady Chargers defeated Rappahannock 13-2. They lost to Mathews 11-1 on April 5 in the championship game.
Against Lancaster, Austen Taylor Dozier led Middlesex with a double and a single. Quinlan Moore doubled, Rachael Howard, Zariah Freeze, Tambria Wake, Avis Keeling and Shelby Lewter all chipped in with a single apiece.
Outfielders Moore and Howard made run-saving catches to keep the Lady Red Devils off the board.
Pitcher Katilyn Weber notched her first win of the season.
Against Rappahannock, the Lady Chargers took advantage of walks, errors, good base running and timely hits in the 13-2 win.
Dozier and Freeze led Middlesex with a double and a single apiece. Wake singled twice, Lewter doubled. Howard singled, and Abigail Foster doubled.
Ashley Walton started on the mound and shared pitching duties with Weber who came on in relief.
The Lady Chargers’ bats were cold against some good Mathews pitching and defense on Saturday in their 11-1 loss.
However, Weber tripled and Howard singled to drive in Weber for a fielder’s choice RBI.
The Lady Chargers (2-3) open the Conference 42 season against visiting West Point on Thursday, April 10, at 5 p.m. at the Middlesex Sport Complex in Locust Hill.
They are idle the following week for spring break.