Windsor softball beats NSA, 5-2

Published 10:22 am Monday, March 27, 2017

by Jonathan Smith

Windsor High School’s varsity softball team returned home on Wednesday to take on the Saints of Nansemond Suffolk Academy, and defeated them 5-2.

The Lady Saints jumped out early with a run in the top of the first inning on a wild pitch.

The Lady Dukes answered with three runs of their own in the bottom of the first inning. Sydney Carter lead off the Dukes’ first with a single and came around to score.

Cameron Pagan and E.J. Bankson also second in the bottom of the first to give the Lady Dukes a 3-1 lead. NSA added a run in the top of the third inning on a sacrifice fly to bring the Lady Saints within one run.

Windsor answered in the bottom of the fourth when Hailey Delgado scored from third on a wild pitch, putting the Dukes up by two once again.

Pagan added an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth with a two-out double and scoring Carter from second, making the score 5-2. Junior pitcher Bankson pitched a complete game giving up seven hits, one earned run, one walk, and recorded four strikeouts.

The Lady Dukes were due back at home on Friday against Northumberland.

JONATHAN SMITH is the assistant varsity softball coach at Windsor High School. Contact him at 242-6172.