Lady Indians lose late to Park View

Published 2:16 pm Tuesday, April 22, 2014

COURTLAND—The Southampton Lady Indians Varsity lost the ballgame after losing the lead in the sixth inning Thursday, as Park View grabbed a 4-2 victory in seven innings.

Lady Indian Madison Cabell was perfect at the dish, going 3-3. She singled in the second and fourth innings and doubled in the sixth inning.

Megan Vincent was a workhorse on the rubber for the Southampton Lady Indians Varsity. Megan pitched 5 innings and allowed no earned runs, six hits and one walk while striking out two. She was relieved by Kelby Lewis. Odicci Alexander recorded the win for Park View. She allowed two runs over seven innings. Odicci struck out 14, walked none and gave up five hits. Megan ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss.

The Southampton Lady Indians Varsity jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third, but Park View never surrendered the lead after the sixth inning, scoring four runs on a two-run double by Madison Tucker and two singles.

Nansemond-Suffolk Academy didn’t stand a chance on Friday, as the Southampton Lady Indians Varsity captured a blowout 9-1 win in seven innings.

The Southampton Lady Indians Varsity scored four runs in the fourth on an RBI single by Savannah Nipper, a steal of home by Skyler Bagnell, a groundout by Kaylee Edwards and a groundout by Shelby Billups. Kaylee racked up three RBIs on three hits for the Southampton Lady Indians Varsity.

Kelby Lewis was in control in the circle. Nansemond-Suffolk Academy managed just four hits off of Lewis, who allowed no earned runs, walked two and struck out one during her 4 2/3 innings of work.

E.J. Bankson ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. She allowed nine runs in seven innings, walked five and struck out two.

The game’s last lead went to the Southampton Lady Indians Varsity thanks to a first inning rally that saw two runs cross the plate on a two-run single by Ashley Haydu.

The Southampton Lady Indians carried the momentum of their 9-1 victory over Nansmond Suffolk Academy into the rivalry game with the Broncos. That momentum brought 14 batters to the plate and 11 runs home in the top of the first, as they cruised to the 24-0 victory. Offensively, the game was highlighted with a Kaylee Edwards inside-the-park three-run home run.

The 11-run first was more than enough support for Indian pitchers, Katelyn Cobb and Miranda Joyner, who combined to throw a no hitter.

“The girls threw well today,” said Coach Susan Melbye. “They hit their spots, they limited their walks. It was a good day on the mound for Indian pitchers.”

The two pitchers combined for 12 Bronco strikeouts, 8 credited to Cobb, and allowed a mere one walk in the outstanding pitching performance.

“I am proud of the girls, they played with dignity and respect,” Melbye said. “They stayed focused and steady and when asked to sacrifice individual stats for a greater team accomplishment, they cheered and encouraged each other all game long. Games like this test our integrity and pride more than anything else and our girls exemplified the spirit and pride of what Indian softball and Southampton athletics stand for.”