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Lady Dukes fall in regionals

Nansemond River delivered a 14-0 shutout to the Gloucester High School varsity softball team Monday, ending a 7-5 short season for the Dukes.

Cierra Gawryluk of Nansemond River threw a perfect game in the eastern regional tournament at the Stoney Run Athletic Complex. The sophomore left-hander was in complete control from start to finish as she went to a three-ball count only twice on the day.

Gloucester struck out 11 times and only put the ball in play four times. Sierra West popped out to the catcher while Kimber Rainey grounded out to the shortstop. Grace Saunders also grounded out to the shortstop and hit a long line-drive that was caught on the move by the Nansemond center fielder in the second inning.

The Dukes have made it to post-season play for the last three softball seasons, including a trip to the 2019 state tournament. Gloucester will look to do it again in 2022.

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