Colts split doubleheader

Published 9:50 am Thursday, July 12, 2012

MATOACA—The Wakefield/Waverly 15- to 16-year-olds split a doubleheader with host Matoaca on Wednesday.

The Colts, which includes players from Southampton, Surry and Sussex Central high schools, and Southampton and Tidewater academies, won the first game 3-0 and dropped the second 5-0.

In the first game, Kyle Hooper pitched a complete game, scattering five hits and striking out two.

In the second inning, Brynner Porter advanced to second base after a wild pitch. Will Dagenais laid down a sacrifice bunt to the left side of the pitching mound, advancing Porter to third. One pitch later, Hooper hit a grounder to the shortstop, scoring Porter.

Dylan Beale and Danny McKenney also each scored a run in the game.

McKenney threw out a runner at second on Matoaca’s only stolen base attempt of the game.

In game two, Southampton Academy’s First Team All-State pitcher Jake Holland threw 17 pitches in the first two innings, striking out two and not allowing a run. Holland returned to the team after suffering a fractured skull during the team’s first practice when he was hit in the head by a ball thrown from the outfield.

Colts Coach Paul Rogers was pleased with the boys’ performance.

“They played extremely well for having an almost two-week gap in playing,” Rogers said. “When two good teams get together and one team blinks, they lose. They blinked in the first game, we blinked in the second.”

The Colts at 6 p.m. today, July 13, will travel to Sheppard Stadium to take on Colonial Heights.