The Mathews Senior All-Stars placed second in the Virginia State Little League Softball Tournament, which was held Friday through Monday at the Coeburn Little League fields in Wise County.
Mathews earned a berth in the state tournament last month after capturing the District 15 crown.
In the state tournament, the Mathews girls won their first two games, defeating Phoebus, 14-4, on Friday and coming from behind to beat Clinch River, 12-9, on Saturday. In the final game of pool play on Sunday, Mathews faced off against another undefeated team, Chesterfield, who dealt Mathews its first loss, 7-1.
The Mathews girls’ 2-1 record was good enough for them to advance to the final four. In Monday’s state semifinal game, the Mathews All-Stars beat the previously undefeated team from Warren County, 9-3, setting up a rematch against Chesterfield for the state title. Unfortunately, Mathews couldn’t get past Chesterfield, which won the championship game, 15-5.
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