The Essex Lady Trojans ended the second meeting against Lancaster with another victory last week at home.
After shutting out the Lady Red Devils earlier in the regular season, the Trojans ended the game with a final score of 10-6.
Essex’s Alexis Packett allowed only one hit in the team’s 10-0 shutout win over Lancaster earlier in the season. The Trojans swept them during the regular season in a second win last week.
This win was highlighted by Britney Owens picking up the mound victory allowing seven hits, two walks and striking out two. She also collected an RBI at the plate. Alexis Packet pitched a little less than an inning after striking out one and allowing three walks.
Essex’s Taylor Glass and Savannah Wood each went 3-4 with a double and scoring two runs. Katie Parr (double, run) and Glass followed up each with two RBIs; Brionna Coleman (double, run), Kaitlin Saunders and Wood each earned an RBI; Emily Broache (1-4, run); Tavis Hundley and Kallie Carson each with a run; and LaDaijra Ball hit a double.
Lancaster’s Amber Cutting and Caroline Merryman were 2-4 each and combined for two runs scored from the plate. Merryman also collected an RBI.
Page Pittman was 1-4 from plate including a triple and collecting three RBIs. Mikayla Meadows followed going 1-3 from the place, scoring a run and grabbing an RBI; and Katherine Keyser was 1-4 with a run scored.
Casey Clarke pitched six innings allowing 12 hits and striking out two.
Ladies rally for late win over Drifters
In their second meeting this season, the Northumberland Lady Indians softball team took another come from behind win over the Lady Drifters of Colonial Beach. The Indians 9-3 victory came after trailing 3-1 at the Beach this past Thursday.
Northumberland opened the scoring with a run in the top of the first only to see the Lady Drifters score three runs in their half of the inning.
The Lady Indians scored a run in the third and tied the game in the fourth.
But in the top of the sixth, the Indians exploded for five runs.
Taylor Childress singled, Sarah Haynie’s sacrifice moved her to second. Julie King singled and Micaela Wilson reached on an error, driving in both runners. July Traylor singled, Jessie Rew doubled, driving in two more runs. Mary Kathryn Hall’s single plated Rew.
From the plate, Rew was 2-52 with a double, a triple, two RBIs and two runs scored. Wilson went 2-4 with a double, three RBIs and runs scored. Kaci Payne also went 2-4 with two doubles and two RBIs. Mary Kathryn Hall went the seven innings on the mound, allowing six hits, two earned runs, two walks and striking out six.
Colonial Beach’s Madison Gorfida went 2-3 from the plate with two RBIs and run scored. Taylor Lee followed with a hit and an RBI.
Northumberland had a total of 12 hits and one error in comparison to Colonial Beach’s five and four errors.
The Drifters (6-8) are currently in the fifth spot of the district with a record of 1-5. They are behind Lancaster (2-4) in a contest for the fourth and final spot in the district tournament to begin on May 21 at Dream Fields.