For the first time in Northumberland High School sports history the Indians advanced three teams to the state championships. Both the guys and girls soccer teams made the state as Region 1A runners-up. The Lady Indians softball team also made that coveted eight team field. Both ladies teams lost in the quarterfinals. The guys soccer lost in the semi-finals to eventual champion, Galax.
The softball team ended their season at 20-6, “A lot of wins,” was the way Coach Dick Baker summed it up. One of those wins came over reigning state champ Rappahannock from Warsaw and gave the Indians the regular season district championship. This year’s team loses only two seniors but what a pair they are in pitcher Brantly Swift and catcher Zoie Sadler. Both were first team All Northern Neck and first team All Region 1A selections with Sadler being chosen as Player of the Year in both the Northern Neck and Region.
Sadler graduated as the class of 2019 valedictorian. She ended up with a total of 135 hits for her high school career with 38 coming this past season as her best year which included two home runs. Swift completed her career with 372 strike outs, including 164 this year, her best year, including two no hitters in the regional championship round.
For the full article, pick up the latest Northumberland Echo 6/19/19
Zoie Sadler, senior catcher, and one of the All
Northern Neck District, All Region 1A
and the Player of the Year in both
the district and region.