Indians take down rival at the top
Blake Walker fires it home against Rappahannock.
On the road Tuesday, the varsity Indians baseball team took a second win from W&L, 6-2. On Thursday, in a meeting between the district’s leading teams, the Indians got the win, 12·2 over Rappahannock at home.
At Montross, the Eagles scored in their half of the first. Northumberland came back to tie in the top of the second only to see the Eagles go back by one in the same inning. ‘’We didn’t hit the ball well,” explained Coach Johnny Mothershead, “We left at least eleven on base in the first three innings, including the bases loaded twice.”
That all changed in the sixth, Trevor Cantrell singled with one out. Brennon Saunders laid down a sacrifice bunt. Mathew Harris and Josh Hinson walked and Jack Jett doubled to drive in three runs. He scored on Brandon Walker’s RBI double. Jett was on the mound, going six innings, allowing no earned runs while striking out eight. Mathew Harris came on to relieve. Carter Deihl was one for four as was Brandon. Deihl drove in one run, Brandon three and had a double, Harris was one for two, Jett went three for four with three RBIs and two doubles.
On Thursday, both teams went with their big guns on the mound.
The Indians sent Blake Walker to do their pitching. Walker responded by…
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