Lady Devils beat Warhill, Nandua

Kaitlin Eriksen - Posted on Mar 23, 2011 - 04:28 PM

The Mathews High School varsity softball team picked up two wins last week, crushing Warhill in the Lady Devils’ home opener, 18-0, and winning a thrilling 7-6 game against Nandua in a rematch of last year’s Region A championship game.

Mathews had little trouble last Thursday with the Warhill Lions, scoring 10 runs in the first inning on the way to a five-inning victory. Lindsay Crigler pitched a no-hitter. Top hitters were Crigler, 4-for-4; Virginia Scatchard (three hits) and Sharese Jarvis and Kaitlin Eriksen with two hits apiece.

Mathews took a three-hour bus ride on Saturday to the Eastern Shore to face Nandua. Both teams returned all nine starters from last year’s regional title game.

Mathews jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first, but the Lady Warriors fired back with three to take the edge. Mathews retook the lead in the top of the second with two more runs, with the Warriors tying it up, 4-4, in the bottom of the inning.

In the fourth inning, Mathews scored two more runs off an error and a sacrifice bunt which put the Devils ahead, 6-4. Going into the bottom of the sixth, the Lady Devils still held the lead, but several errors resulted in two runs for Nandua.