Devils post wins over Chargers, Cavaliers

Christian Williams - Posted on May 08, 2019 - 02:08 PM

With only a few regular season games remaining before next week’s Tidewater District tournament, the Mathews High School varsity baseball team holds a 3-7 record. In recent action, the team lost a pair of games to the King William Cavaliers and the West Point Pointers, coming back to win the last two against Middlesex and a second matchup with the Cavaliers.

Mathews traveled to King William on April 11. The Devils watched the game slip right out of their hands as they fell apart defensively. They also struggled on the pitcher’s mound as the Cavaliers drew six walks, as Mathews got shut out, 13-0, in five innings.

Although Mathews was scoreless, there was one inning where there was a little offensive spark as Christian Williams and Logan Strigle hit back-to-back singles, and Braden Hunley drew a walk. With bases loaded and no outs, Mathews couldn’t scratch out a run.

On April 23, Mathews took on the Pointers. The Devils lost in a high-scoring contest, 19-8. The MHS offense struggled to put runs on the board early, but scored six runs in the fifth frame as Hunley, Patrick Blake and Haden Higginbotham had RBIs. Overall the Devils showed fight but they made errors at the wrong times and didn’t attack the zone from the pitcher’s aspect. But some positives are that the offense scored eight runs on eight hits and three players had multi-hit games (Williams, Hunley and Blake).