Press "Enter" to skip to content

Devils split opening week

The Mathews High School varsity baseball team opened its season last week with two away games at Lancaster and Rappahannock. Mathews won the opener against Lancaster, 1-0, but fell to the Raiders, 6-2.

The Devils return eight seniors—Brian Owens, Marshall Barrack, Hunter Hudgins, Reggie Johnson, Logan Bell, Chad Lewis, Zack Jarosz and James Cook—who look to build on last year’s 18-4 record.

They opened the season on March 15 at Lancaster, last year’s state finalists. The Red Devils faced off against first-year varsity member Brandon Williams, looking to make a statement. Williams did so and more as he threw four shutout innings taking a no-decision. The top of the sixth proved to be the difference in the game as Logan Bell started the inning with a one-out single. Owens bunted him to second, and a flare by Cody Tunstall was the difference in the game, allowing Bell to score. The Blue Devils won as Tunstall and Ethan Armistead combined to complete the shutout.

To view the rest of this article, you must log in. If you do not have an account with us, please subscribe here.