The Mathews High School varsity softball team picked up two shutout slaughter-rule wins while suffering a single frustrating loss over the last week. With one regular season game remaining, the Lady Devils are now 11-5 overall; 6-0 in conference play.
Last Thursday, MHS traveled to West Point and returned home with a 21-0 shutout victory. The Devils posted 24 hits, batting .632 as a team, including out-of-the-park home runs by Madison Owens, Lexie Miles and Madison South. Owens was the winning pitcher, and South pitched the final inning in relief.
On Monday, Mathews hosted Nandua in what proved to be an exciting matchup. Mathews ended up falling to the Eastern Shore foes, 7-4. Nandua took a 4-1 lead after four and a half innings; Mathews came to life in the bottom of the fifth with back-to-back singles by Keely Crittenden, Hunter Thomas, Owens and South. South’s single, combined with a throwing error, tied the score at 4-4. The score remained knotted until the seventh when the ...
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