Chargers baseball off to 4-3 start

Published 10:28 am Friday, April 10, 2015

The Isle of Wight Academy Chargers baseball team ended the month of March on a two-game winning streak — its second of the season — only to suffer a road defeat against Atlantic Shores Christian School on April 2.

The Chargers pulled ahead in the top of the second, 6-3, but a disastrous third inning by junior Alec Wonders yielded eight runs to the Seahawks. The Chargers would get a couple more late runs but would fall, 13-8.

Senior Carson Robertson led Isle of Wight at the plate that day, going 2 for 3 with a walk, a double and 3 RBIs.

On March 30-31, the Chargers faced off against Blessed Sacrament-Huguenot and Alliance Christian Academy on back-to-back days at home.

The most recent game was a 13-0 blowout, with Isle of Wight’s Wonders giving up only three hits to the Falcons in five innings of work.

Robertson, who hit a triple, had 4 RBIs. Sophomore James Ricks had 2 RBIs on two hits, including a double. Junior Jacob Mintz also had 2 RBIs off of two hits.

The Chargers put together five runs in the first three innings against the Knights, and it would be enough to earn the 5-4 victory. Three pitchers saw work for Isle of Wight, as Ricks picked up the win and freshman Noah Pye came in for the last inning to earn a save.

Senior Adam Webb and Mintz had three-hit days, with Webb going a perfect 3 for 3. Webb had 2 RBIs off of a double and a home run.

On March 24, the Walsingham Academy Trojans beat the Chargers 10-4. Noah Pye drove in three runs off of a home run to give Isle of Wight most of its offense. Webb took the loss on the mound.

On March 18, the Chargers and the Eagles of Williamsburg Christian had a double header, with Isle of Wight taking both games.

During the first game, an 11-3 win, freshman Dylan Robertson had 5 RBIs off of two hits, one of them a home run. Robertson drove in three runs off one hit, a triple. Webb picked up the win on the mound, pitching four of the five innings.

Pye hit his first home run of the season during the second game, driving in 5 RBIs off of two hits. Junior Bryan Johnson was 3 for 3 on the day, and he scored three runs. Wonders picked up the win, pitching all five innings in the 12-4 victory.

The season started against Southampton Academy, and it was a 7-2 loss for the Chargers. Sophomore Rylee Williams earned the loss in the top of the sixth inning. The game was tied at 2, and he gave up four runs, recording no outs.

Freshman Dylan Robertson was 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI.

The Chargers (4-3) are next in action on Monday, April 13, playing at Hampton Roads Academy in Newport News. The game starts at 4:30 p.m.