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Jessica Sprouse went 3-for-4 with an RBI for Grafton. (file photo)
Jessica Sprouse went 3-for-4 with an RBI for Grafton. (file photo)

After being held scoreless through the first six innings, Grafton came up with a pair of clutch RBIs to steal a 2-1 win at home against New Kent on Thursday.

New Kent took a 1-0 lead over the Clippers in the top of the sixth inning, the only real blunder by Grafton starting pitcher Becca Hallingstad on the day.

In the bottom of the seventh inning, Jessica Sprouse smacked an RBI double to center field and brought home Grace Lineberry to tie the game at 1-1.

On the next at bat, Ansley Ashby hit a game-winning RBI single to center field that brought Sprouse across home plate and gave the Clippers a 2-1 victory.

Grafton (5-0) will look to stay undefeated at home against Lafayette on Tuesday.

New Kent: 000;001;0 — 1 2 0
Grafton: 000;000;2 — 2 9 3

WP: Becca Hallingstad
LP: Abby Young

New Kent: Haley Cleaver (1-3, R)
Grafton: Jessica Sprouse (3-4, RBI), Ansley Ashby (1-3, RBI)


Jamestown Falls Short Against Kecoughtan

After taking a 4-3 lead in the top of the seventh inning, Jamestown allowed two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to fall 5-4 on the road against Kecoughtan on Thursday.

Trailing 1-0 heading into the top of the fourth inning, Jamestown took a 2-1 lead thanks to RBI hits by Tara Rouden and Sam Lee.

Kecoughtan responded with runs in the bottom of the fourth and fifth innings to take a 3-2 lead.

Lindsey Saunders gave the Eagles a lead with a two-run single in the top of the seventh inning, but Kecoughtan responded with two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to win the game.

Jamestown (1-3) will face a quick turnaround as the Eagles host Warhill on Friday.

Jamestown: 000;200;2 — 4 8 3
Kecoughtan: 010;110;2 — 5 10 3

WP: B. Bond
LP: Arianna Reynolds

Jamestown: Tara Rouden (1-3, RBI), Sam Lee (1-3, RBI)
Kecoughtan: S. Sly (2-4, RBI), L. Belcher (3-4, RBI)


Bruton Blows Out Washington & Lee

Bruton earned its first win of the season Thursday, routing Washington & Lee 15-5 on the road.

The Panthers (1-3) will face a tough test on Tuesday as they play host to York.

A box score was not provided for this game.

Bruton 15, Washington & Lee 5