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Softball team is back in the hunt: Lady Indians take two victories

Posted on Friday, May 2, 2014 at 1:07 pm

The Lady Indians varsity softball team got two big wins last week to put  them  right  back   into  the  chase   for   a   conference championship and the opportunity to advance to state level play. On Tuesday at Colonial Beach they gave the Lady Drifters their first district loss, 13-9, in an extra inning affair. On Thursday, they dropped W&L, 10-0, in a six inning game. Friday’s make up game was called due to bad weather.
At Colonial Beach,  the Indians faced, at that time the district’s leading team. The 24 runs seems a lot of runs and when asked Coach Alison Cockrell said, “It was a lot of runs. We had a lot of rust after the lay off (for spring break.)” The Beach girls jumped on Northumberland early and held a 7-1 lead after three full innings. In the top of the fourth, the Indians plated four runs.  Mackenzie Dameron reached on an error, Connor Haislip was hit by a pitch. Mary  Kathryn Hall  then was  safe  on an  error. Macey  Augst singled, driving in three runs and later scored.
In the fifth, July Traylor was safe on an error and Haislip was hit by a pitch. Augst again singled driving in two runs and then scoring herself. The Indians scored one in the sixth but the Lady Drifters tied it up in the seventh, sending the game into extra innings. In the top of the eighth, Sarah Haynie walked, Jillian  Jett walked and Traylor was safe on an error scoring Haynie. Hall doubled scoring two more runs and Augst got her fifth RBI of the game on a…

—Read the full story in the April 30 issue of the Norhtumberland Echo!