Lady Devils playing inconsistent ball

Taylor Denton - Posted on Apr 17, 2013 - 02:06 PM

The Lady Blue Devils have been hit or miss this season. Mathews High’s varsity girls’ softball team has been battling scheduling conflicts and the weather to get practices and games in.

MHS played in the Lancaster Invitational over spring break on April 6. The first game the Devils played was against Greenbrier Christian Academy. After eight innings of what basically was a pitching duel, the pitcher for Greenbrier hit a two-run home run to break the stalemate, 2-0. The only hit from Mathews was from junior captain Carole Bell.

The consolation game was played against Lancaster and was quickly out of reach for Lancaster when MHS started racking up hits, shutting out the hosts 6-0. Contributing hits for Mathews were Hunter Thomas and Allison Foster (1-for-3), Taylor South (1-for-4), Amanda Miller (2-for-4), and Bell (3-for-4).

Mathews hosted King William Thursday to open the Tidewater District season. The game was a pitching contest until the fourth inning when the Cavaliers scored their first run. The Devils’ confidence went down and they fell to King William, 3-0. Mathews was held to two hits from Thomas and Bell.

On Monday, the Devils hosted the New Kent Trojans, falling 7-3. The contest started off hot for the Devils with multiple hits. In the fifth inning senior captain Taylor Denton hit a two-run homer to give Mathews a 3-0 lead. The Devils fell apart in the sixth and seventh innings, making countless errors. Offensive standouts for the Devils were: Denton, Kayla Robins and Miller (1-for-3) and South (2-for-3).

The Lady Devils hosted Bruton High School yesterday and travel to Poquoson today.


by Keely Crittenden and Madison South

The Mathews High School jayvee softball team came up short in each of its last two contests, dropping games to King William (10-9) and New Kent (8-1).