MHS girls rip King and Queen
|Middlesex High varsity catcher Avis Keeling threw to shortstop Abigail Foster (above) at second base to cut down King William’s Kayla Huffman, who tried to reach second base after a throw to home plate on April 18. (Photo by Tom Chillemi)|
by Tom Chillemi
The Middlesex High varsity softball team got in the win column with a 29-0 Tidewater District victory at King and Queen on Tuesday. Middlesex is 1-1 in district play and 1-8 overall. King and Queen is 3-6 overall.
For the Lady Chargers, Avis Keeling had 3 singles; Andrea Alverado, 2 singles; Quinlan Moore, home run, double single; Tambria Wake, double, 2 singles; Alexis Jackson, 2 doubles, single; Kaitlyn Weber, double, 3 singles; Amanda White, double, single; Ashley Walton and Beth Eanes, a single apiece; Shelby Lewter, double; and Abigail Foster, double, 2 singles.
Lady Charger pitcher Kaitlyn Weber gave up one hit and struck out 5.
King William’s Kayla Huffman hurled a no-hitter and fanned 13 Lady Chargers en route to a 14-0 Tidewater District win on April 18. King William is undefeated with the exception of one non-league tournament loss.
Lady Charger Quinlan Moore made a diving catch in center field that stopped a King William rally in the third inning.
Middlesex lost 17-6 at Windsor on April 16. Defensive errors paved the way for many unearned runs by Windsor.
Middlesex fought back scoring a total of 6 runs in the fourth and fifth innings.
At the plate for Middlesex, Tambria Wake and Alexis Jackson singled twice; Shelby Lewter knocked a triple over the left fielder’s head that drove in 2 runs; and Quinlan Moore singled.
“We need to work hard and stay focused for the upcoming district games,” said MHS coach Wade Traynham. Middlesex has five district games left this season. On Friday, April 26, at 7 p.m. they will visit Mathews. On Tuesday, April 30, at 5 p.m., Middlesex will host West Point.
Mathews will visit Middlesex on Friday, May 3, at 7 p.m.