The win streak came to an end for the Mathews High School varsity baseball team, as the boys left Dream Fields in Kilmarnock last week with a pair of losses in the Lancaster High School Tournament.
The Devils headed into the Lancaster tournament with a six-game win streak, but they couldn’t keep the momentum going over spring break, falling to Northumberland, 6-4, last Thursday and to Lancaster by a 5-2 margin Saturday.
The first game’s outcome came as a surprise, since Blue Devils had beaten the Northumberland Indians by scores of 14-4 and 1-0 in their first two matchups. The third time around it was a different story, as the Indians jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second inning.
Mathews was able to battle back to take a 4-3 lead in the top of the sixth inning, taking advantage of two walks, a hit by pitch, followed by a two-run single by Paul Burnette and a two-RBI double by Taiwan Forrest. This would be the only offense supplied by the Devils in the game.
Josh Wilson started the game, going 4 and 1/3 innings and only allowed two earned runs. Northumberland scored three unearned runs off Colin Cook in relief to take the win.