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Keely Rochard struck out 14 batters in a win against Smithfield. (file photo)
Keely Rochard struck out 14 batters in a win against Smithfield. (File Photo)

Warhill ace Keely Rochard struck out 14 batters and allowed one run as Warhill beat Smithfield 6-1 at home Tuesday.

Rochard’s only real misstep came in the top of the second inning as she allowed a solo home run to Smithfield’s Meredith Throckmorton. The home run gave the Packers a 1-0 lead, their only lead of the game.

Warhill responded quickly in the bottom of the second inning as Jasmine Ortiz bunted a run home. On the next at bat, Lindsey Davis smacked a solo home run over the left field fence to put the Lions up 2-1.

Kieran McClure kept the momentum going in the bottom of the third inning as she hit an RBI double. Hayley Schulz followed McClure with a run-scoring sacrifice that put Warhill up 4-1.

The Lions added a run in the bottom of the fourth and bottom of the fifth inning to help put the game out of reach.

Warhill (3-0) will hit the road to play Jamestown on Friday.

Smithfield: 010;000;0 – 1 3 1
Warhill: 022;110;x – 6 12 1

WP: Keely Rochard
LP: Hailey Lanford

Smithfield: Meredith Throckmorton (2-3, RBI)
Warhill: Lindsey Davis (2-3, 2 RBIs), Kieran McClure (2-4, RBI)


Grafton’s Kayley Cox Shuts Out Tabb 

Grafton pitcher Kayley Cox threw a complete-game shutout, allowing five hits and striking out five batters during a 4-0 win against Tabb at home Tuesday.

The Clippers put up their first runs in the bottom of the first inning as Becca Hallingstad drove home Jessica Sprouse on a double to left field. On the next at bat, Kayley Cox doubled to left field and brought Hallingstand home to put Grafton up 2-0.

After Grafton’s two runs in the first inning, both pitchers threw four consecutive shutout innings.

Shannon Hallingstad drove in Grafton’s final two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, smacking a single to left field and driving home Sprouse and Ansley Ashby.

Grafton (4-0) will host New Kent on Friday, while Tabb (2-2) will host Bruton that same day.

Tabb: 000;000;0 — 0 5 2
Grafton: 200;002;x — 4 4 0

WP: Kayley Cox
LP: Alexis Gore

Tabb: Ashley Adams (3-3)
Grafton: Shannon Hallingstad (1-3, 2 RBIs), Becca Hallingstad (1-3, RBI)


Jamestown Beats Lafayette for First Win of 2016

Jamestown earned its first win of the season, beating Lafayette 12-4 at home on Tuesday.

The Rams jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning before Jamestown responded with a run in the bottom of the first. Lafayette added another run in the top of the second inning.

Jamestown blew the game open in the bottom of the second when the Eagles put up six runs to take a 7-3 lead.

That lead extended in the bottom of the fourth inning as Jamestown tacked on another four runs to push its lead to 11-3 and ultimately secure the win.

Leading the charge for Jamestown was Tori Leudde, who went 4-for-4 with 3 RBIs. Kailey Smith and Tara Rowden each drove in a pair of runs for the Eagles.

Jamestown (1-2) will travel to play Kecoughtan on Wednesday, while Lafayette (1-3) will try to snap a three-game losing skid on the road against York on Friday.

Lafayette: 210;000;1 — 4 8 7
Jamestown: 160;401;x — 12 16 3

WP: Madalyn Morton
LP: Julia Jones

Lafayette: Starr Patton (2-4), Paula Territo (3-3)
Jamestown: Kailey Smith (3-3, 2 RBIs), Tara Rowden (2-3, 2 RBIs), Tori Leudde (4-4, 3 RBIs)


York Crushes Poquoson

York freshman Savannah Henry hit a pair of home runs and drove in five runs to help lead York to a 12-0 win at home against Poquoson in five innings on Tuesday.

After putting up two runs in the bottom of the first inning, York blew the game open in the bottom of the second inning with 10 runs.

Also leading the way for York was pitcher Chelsea Evans, who struck out 11 batters in the win. Evans also went 2-for-2 from the plate with a pair of RBIs.

York (2-1) will host Lafayette on Friday.

Poquoson: 000;00 — 0 1 4
York: 2100;0x — 12 11 1

WP: Chelsea Evans
LP: Deanna Rogerson

York: Savannah Henry (2-2, 2 HR, 5 RBIs), Chelsea Evans (2-2, 2 RBIs)


Bruton Stifled by New Kent

Bruton’s softball team lost its third consecutive game of the season, falling 16-3 at home against New Kent on Tuesday.

The loss marks the third consecutive game the Panthers have allowed 10 or more runs.

Bruton (0-3) will look to earn its first win of the season Thursday on the road against Washington & Lee.

Individual results were not provided for this game.

New Kent 16, Bruton 3