The Mathews High School varsity softball team suffered its first loss of the season at the hands of the King William Cavaliers last Thursday, 3-2.
King William took an early lead and maintained control for most of the game. Mathews gave up three hits and committed a throwing error allowing one Cavalier runner to cross the plate in the first inning. Two singles, a Mathews fielding error, and a base on balls resulted in a second King William run in the fourth inning. In the fifth, a single, a walk, and another Mathews fielding error brought the third and final Cavalier run home.
All the while, the Lady Devils had been quiet offensively, scattering just three hits over the first five innings and never posing a threat on the base paths. With two outs in the top of the sixth, they turned the tide for a moment. Lexie Miles and Madison South hit back-to-back home runs, pulling Mathews to within a run. After a King William pitching change, Andie Schlosshan singled to keep the momentum going ...
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