Gloucester continued its undefeated roll down the Peninsula District softball schedule with three wins in recent action to improve to 6-0. The Dukes added the sixth win Tuesday with a 5-1 victory over visiting Kecoughtan.
Gloucester put together timely hitting and defense for the win over the Warriors. Makayla Jenkins picked up the win when she gave up two hits in 3 2/3 innings of solid pitching in relief of starting pitcher Taylor Distefano. Distefano gave up one unearned run in 3 1/3 innings of work.
The Dukes jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the opening inning by taking advantage of a walk by Hannah Joyce, a base hit from Amber Cook, an error and an illegal pitch. They tacked on another run in the second inning as Joyce singled, stole second base and scored on a sharply hit single by Cook.
Kecoughtan closed the gap to 2-1 in the third inning with an unearned run. When they threatened again in the fourth with the bases loaded and one out, Jenkins left her position at first base to...
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