Warriors end season with loss

Published 8:51 am Wednesday, May 18, 2011

WAKEFIELD—Jimmy Rogers struck out 10 batters in relief for Tidewater Academy, but the damage had already been done, as the No. 1 seed Warriors fell 5-3 to the No. 8 seed Alliance Christian Tuesday during the quarterfinals of the Virginia Independent Schools Division 3 playoffs.

Pitcher James Price started the game for TA and allowed one run in the first inning and four runs when he started the second before being pulled.

“James just didn’t have it today,” coach Paul Rodgers said. “It was his first loss of the season. He was 3-0.”

Rogers came in and gave up one hit the rest of the game, but the TA offense could not get it going, Rodgers said.

“We could not muster any offense all day,” the coach said. “Everything we hit went right to somebody.”

Rodgers added that his team was emotionally drained after two huge victories back-to-back to clinch the Virginia Commonwealth Conference Tournament title last week.

“I told the team we had our cake last week and if we won today that would be our icing,” he said.

TA finishes the year at 17-5.