Southampton Indians look to retake district

Published 10:48 am Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Southampton Indians baseball team is readying for another attempt at a Southside District championship.

The Indians are built around eight seniors, six of which have been in the program since the eighth grade. Southampton also returns three underclassmen from last year’s squad and adds six from the Junior Varsity team. The Indians are going to be solid on the mound as they return two senior pitchers, Jesse Griggs and Hunter Peck. Peck, who will be playing at Ferrum College next year, and Griggs both had two wins a piece on the mound last year. Peck has 56 strikeouts in 33 1/3 innings pitched the last two years.

Sophomore Nash Warren looks to add to his success from last year, as he is coming off of a no-hitter against district rival Greensville. The Indians will also look for innings to come from seniors Brandon Sprinkel and Morgan Hall and sophomores Brendan Simms and Wesley Pierce. Offensively, the Indians will be solid up and down the lineup as they look to fill in the gaps left from last year. The Indians, who finished in second place in the district last year and lost in the quarterfinals of the Conference 25 tournament, are looking to improve.

Southampton opened up play at home against the Greensville County Eagles on Tuesday. The game finished after deadline. Up next, the Indians travel to Windsor to battle the Dukes on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.