The Mathews High School varsity softball team split a pair of road games this past week against non-conference opponents, defeating Northumberland on Friday, 15-4, and falling to King William on Tuesday, 10-2.
Emily West pitched a complete game, striking out four in six innings to beat the Indians on Friday. Reese Brock and Joice Small were the top hitters for Mathews; Brock collected three singles and a double, while Small ended the day with two doubles and two singles. Smith and Christiana Wood both had a single and double in the win, while Morgan Crittenden, Aly Jackson and Ashton Hudgins contributed singles.
Unfortunately, it was a different story on Tuesday for the Devils, who picked up only three hits in the 10-2 loss to the Cavaliers. Trailing 6-0 in the top of the sixth, Mathews did manage to put together a couple hits and an error to score the two runs. The Devils had a runner on second base with no outs, but was unable to advance. Crit...
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