The Mathews High School varsity baseball season kicked off its season last week and now holds a 3-1 record.
The Blue Devils opened March 21 with a 3-0 loss to the home-standing Essex Trojans. The defense was strong, but the MHS offense just couldn’t string enough hits together to score any runs.
The second game was a real nail-biter against Nandua on March 23. The Devils were down going into the bottom of the seventh and ended up getting bases loaded, then Tyler Moore came up to bat and hit a walk off sacrifice fly to put the Devils on top, 7-6.
The squad’s next game was against Northumberland on Friday. The boys were down almost the whole game until they decided to flip a switch in the top of the sixth and scored a couple of runs. In the top of the seventh, the Devil offense hit a spark and put 10 runs across the board to bring the Blue Devils home with a 14-5 win. On Monday, the Devils played Charles City, winning by the slaughter rule in five innings, 18-0. Ethan Armi...
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