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MHS to host West Point Thursday in Deltaville

Middlesex’s Alex Fitchett is out on a close play at home when he tried to score on a wild pitch in the Chargers’ loss to visiting Rappahannock on April 1. Watching the play is MHS batter Trey Blankenship. (Photo by Tom Chillemi)

by Tom Hardin

The Middlesex High varsity baseball team will host West Point at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at the Deltaville Ballpark. It will be the Chargers’ final game before spring break.

In recent action, on April 3 the Chargers lost 10-4 to Lancaster in the Lancaster Invitational Tournament. The game was tied 4-4 going into the sixth inning when the Red Devils exploded for six runs.

MHS scored a run in the first inning when Kyle Shelton walked and scored on a Kyle Lawson double.

The Chargers added their other three runs in the fifth inning on singles by Alex Fitchett and Shelton, walks to Lawson, Austin Cooper and Chris Blake, and a LHS passed ball.

Fitchett started on the mound for MHS and gave up three unearned runs in three innings. “Alex pitched a solid game,” said MHS coach Timmy Blake.

Mason Phillips and Trey Blankenship also pitched for MHS, and Philips was tagged with the loss.

Cooper and Phillips each added a single for the Chargers and Blake walked three times.

On April 5, the Chargers lost 10-0 to Northumberland in five innings.

“Northumberland and Rappahan-nock have two of the better all-around teams in the region,” said Coach Blake.

Shelton’s single was the only hit for Middlesex. Shelton and Blake pitched for the Chargers. 

posted 04.09.2014

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