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MHS JVs win district title with 8-0 record

Members of the Middlesex High School junior varsity baseball team include, front from left, Stone Shores, Drew Pitts and Shane Bristow; second row, Taylor Walden, Chris Chewning, John Purcell, Jeremy Collier, Morgan Thomas and John Walsh; and back row, Zach Belcher, Kevin Walsh, Hunter Davis, Ryheem Lockley, Trey Major, Robbie Pitts, Tyler Pickles and coach Jonathan Norris. (Photo by Larry Chowning)

by Larry S. Chowning

“This is by far the most talented team that I’ve ever coached.”
—MHS JV coach Jonathan Norris

The Middlesex High junior varsity baseball team finished its season last week with an 8-0 Tidewater District record and overall mark of 12-2.

The Chargers posted three district wins in the final week of play, defeating Mathews 12-2, and King William 11-7 and 13-3 in a double-header.

“We have had a great year! This is by far the most talented team that I’ve ever coached,” said MHS coach Jonathan Norris. “The guys worked hard every day in practice and it worked out for them by winning the district championship.”

In the Mathews game on May 12, Morgan Thomas pitched 5 innings, struck out 3 and allowed only 2 hits. Chris Chewning and Shane Bristow each had a single and double. Bristow had 3 RBIs and scored a run and Chewning had 2 RBIs and 2 runs.

Kevin and John Walsh had a single apiece. K. Walsh scored three runs and J. Walsh scored one run and had an RBI.

Stone Shores had a hit, run and RBI. Jeremy Collier had a hit and a run. Drew Pitts scored 2 runs, and John Purcell scored a run.

In the 11-7 win over King William, K. Walsh pitched 5 innings and had 8 strikeouts. Thomas pitched one inning in relief and registered a strikeout.

K. Walsh had a triple and a single, one RBI and 2 runs. Bristow had a double and a single, one RBI and 2 runs. J. Walsh had 2 hits, one RBI and 2 runs. Drew Pitts connected for 2 singles, an RBI and a run. 

Thomas had a single and 3 RBIs, Purcell had a double, Shores and Collier each scored a run, and Chewning singled and scored a run.

In the Chargers’ final game of the season, they crushed King William in three innings. The game was called for rain, but enough innings were played to make it a complete game.

Bristow pitched the entire 3 innings and registered 2 strikeouts. Purcell had the big stick with a home run, triple and 2 RBIs. Collier had 2 singles, 2 RBIs and a run. 

Chewning and Shores each doubled and scored a run, Bristow singled, scored 2 runs and had an RBI, Thomas, singled and knocked in a run, J. Walsh singled and scored 3 runs, and K. Walsh scored a run. 

posted 05.20.2009

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