Rappahannock High School softball team in Richmond County wins 1A state championship against William Campbell, 5-0
The Rappahannock Raiders varsity softball team took the state title when they defeated William Campbell 5-0.
The Lady Raiders participated in and won the state softball championship for the first time ever in 50 years of the softball program. In the semifinals, the Lady Raiders faced the Auburn Lady Tigers; this was a back and forth game with the Lady Tigers taking the lead 2-1 in the first inning. Both teams scored in the fourth, yet the Lady Raiders were still behind 3-2. Rachel Douglas got the rally started in the top of the fifth inning, when the opponents’ shortstop couldn’t field the ball cleanly. The top of the line-up kept the hits coming with two singles, a double, and a walk to score three runs and take the lead 5-4. The bats were still hot in the top of the six when the bottom of the line-up plated two runs to add to the lead 7-4. Their defense stiffened to hold the Lady Tigers to one run in the bottom of the seventh to get a win and a chance to play for the State Championship.
In the State Finals game, the Lady Raiders faced a familiar opponent: the William Campbell Lady Generals. Earlier, the Lady Generals had defeated the Lady Raiders to win the 1A East Region. Having played this team gave the Lady Raiders and their coaching staff all the information…
—See the full story in the June 18 edition of the Northern Neck News!