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Lady Devils advance in playoffs

After crushing Charles City, 24-1, in Tuesday’s opening round, the Mathews High School varsity softball team will host Middlesex tonight in the Conference 42 championships. Regardless of the outcome, both teams have already earned berths in the Region 1A East tournament.

The Lady Devils’ regular season came to an end last Wednesday at Hanover High School. Mathews fell to the host Hawks, a 4A school, by an 8-0 margin. With the loss, the Devils ended the season with an 11-6 record.

Kelly Adams pitched the first four and a third innings and Madison South came in to pitch the remaining one and two thirds innings for Mathews against Hanover. Offensively, the Lady Devils only had three hits, singles by Hunter Thomas, Madison Owens and Josey Bauby.

It was a different story on Tuesday night against Charles City, as Mathews racked up 15 hits to bat .469 as a team. Amber Jackson and Andie Schlosshan were each 1-for-1; Jackson with a single and Schlosshan with a double, a walk and ...

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