Softball Roundup: Warhill Cruises Past Lafayette is your source for free news and information in Williamsburg, James City & York Counties.

Keely Rochard (file photo)
Keely Rochard (File Photo)

A seven-run bottom of the fifth allowed Warhill to pull away from Lafayette during an 11-1 home victory in the Conference 25 quarterfinals Monday.

Leading 3-1 in the bottom of the fifth inning, Warhill’s Colby Norris sparked the pivotal inning with a two-run single to right field. Two at-bats later, Keely Rochard hit an RBI single to center field.

Kasey Tomes delivered an RBI single that gave way to a Jewel Walters sacrifice squeeze to extend Warhill’s lead to 8-1. Kieran McClure hit an RBI single to center field and later scored in a wild pitch to give the Lions a 10-1 advantage.

A run in the bottom of the sixth ended the game due to the Virginia High School League 10-run rule.

The loss closes Lafayette’s season (0-19), which ended without a win for the fourth consecutive season.

Conversely, Warhill (18-3) will advance to host the winner between New Kent and Park View on Wednesday.

Lafayette: 100;000 – 1 2 2
Warhill: 011;171 – 11 16 3

WP: Colby Norris
LP: Julia Jones

Lafayette: Julia Jones (1-3)
Warhill: Keely Rochard (3-4, RBI), Colby Norris (2-4, 2 RBIs), Jewel Walters (2-2, 3B, 3 RBIs)


York Eases Past Southampton

The York softball team easily defeated Southampton 6-0 at home during Monday’s Conference 25 quarterfinals.

Hayley Winfree drove in a pair of runs for York, though the rest were earned off errors.

York pitcher Chelsea Evans had a stellar game, throwing a complete-game shutout and allowing one hit while striking out 15 batters.

The win pushes York to 13-6 on the season, with wins coming in four of the last five games.

York will now visit No. 2 Colonial Heights in the conference semifinals Wednesday.

Southampton: 000;000;0 – 0 1 5
York: 012;021;x – 6 4 0

WP: Chelsea Evans

York: Hayley Winfree (1-3, 2 RBIs), Destiny Martinez (1-2, 2 R)