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Four Warhill players drove in two runs during a five-inning 10-0 rout against Poquoson at home Monday.
Kieran McClure, Colby Norris, Keely Rochard and Kasey Tomes each drove in a pair of runs for the Lions.
In addition to driving in runs at the plate, Rochard pitched a shutout for Warhill, allowing three hits and striking out six batters.
Trailing 2-0, the game got out of hand for Poquoson quickly in the bottom of the third inning as the Lions pounced on the Islanders for seven runs.
After Tomes blasted a two-run double to center field, McClure singled to left field and drove in another run. Jasmine Ortiz followed up McClure’s single with one of her own, driving in another run to put Warhill up 6-0.
Norris stepped to the plate and delivered a hard ground ball to center field, driving in two more runs. Olivia Schulz ended the inning’s scoring with a single to center field that drove in Hayley Schulz.
Warhill (12-3) has won four consecutive games and will look to continue its winning ways when the Lions travel to take on Tabb at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Poquoson: 000;00 – 0 3 0
Warhill: 207;01 – 10 13 1
WP: Keely Rochard
LP: Megan Hibbs
Poquoson: Megan Hibbs (1-2)
Warhill: Kieran McClure (3-4, 2 RBIs), Colby Norris (2-2, 2 RBIs)
Smithfield Pitching Stifles Grafton
Smithfield pitcher Sydney Gay flummoxed Grafton batters during Monday’s 5-1 home loss for the Clippers.
Gay allowed two hits over the duration of the game, striking out 14 Grafton batters in the process.
Grafton’s only run of the game was unearned as Marika Whitlatch reached base on a Smithfield fielding error, allowing Christa Hall to score from third base in the bottom of the fourth inning.
While the Grafton (12-3) batters struggled to figure out Gay, Grafton pitcher Kayley Cox attempted to keep the Clippers in the game, allowing six hits and three earned runs over seven innings.
Tied at 1-1 in the top of the fifth inning, a fielding error allowed the Packers to go up 2-1 before another run was scored on the next at-bat off a fielder’s choice.
Two Smithfield runs in the top of the seventh inning put the game out of reach for Grafton. The loss snaps Grafton’s six-game win streak that dated back to April 14. Grafton will look get back to its winning ways when the Clippers travel to take on York at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Smithfield: 010;020;2 – 5 6 2
Grafton: 000;100;0 – 1 2 1
WP: Sydney Gay
LP: Kayley Cox
Smithfield: Morgan Riddle (1-4, 2 RBIs), Kim Cratsley (2-2, RBI)
Grafton: Christa Hall (1-3, R), Marika Whitlatch (1-3)
Jamestown Defeats Lafayette for Second Win of Season
Jamestown’s softball team jumped to a quick 5-0 lead against Lafayette at home Monday. The Eagles never looked back, cruising to a 5-2 win.
Caroline Cherry paced the Jamestown offense, going 2 for 3 from the plate and crossing home twice.
The win snaps a five-game losing streak for the Eagles (2-12), who will next host Bruton at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Lafayette (0-12) is still looking for its first win of the season. The Rams will travel to take on Poquoson at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Lafayette: 000;001;1 – 2 4 6
Jamestown: 212;000;0 – 5 5 6
WP: Arianna Reynolds
LP: Julia Jones
Lafayette: Julia Jones (1-3)
Jamestown: Caroline Cherry (2-3, 2 R), Arianna Reynolds (1-3)