Lady Indians fulfilled by recent wins

Published 5:30 pm Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Amy Davis


The Lady Indians had an exciting week defeating Greensville 12-3 on Thursday, and Nansemond Suffolk Academy 6-4 on Friday. These games followed a loss to Colonial Heights and a win to Franklin in the previous week.

Southampton High School softball senior captain Maddie Simmons (No. 36). — Submitted Heather Simmons

The first three innings were scoreless in Thursday’s game against Greensville. The Indians jumped out in front the top of the forth scoring two runs. Jordyn Greene got on base with a walk followed by a single by Maddie Simmons. Mady Wood stepped up big with a single, scoring both Greene and Simmons. The Indians added some insurance runs in the fifth scoring 4 and 3 in both the sixth and seventh innings. Wood went 3 for 3 with two singles and a double, Rachel McNeil went 2 for 4 with a single and a double. Kaylan Cales hit a triple. Greene hit a double, and Carawan Harris went 2 for 4 with a pair of singles. Wood had 11 strikeouts for the day only allowing two runs, and Samantha Stephenson came in to close the game only giving up one run.

Simmons made this comment about the Greensville game, “We worked really well together as a team with defense and finally got our sticks going to lead us to victory.”


The Indians went into Friday’s game with a great deal of momentum from Thursday’s victory. However, they knew NSA has a very strong team defeating them earlier in the season 3-0. The weather impacted both pitchers in the first inning. McNeil and Greene both got on with a walk. Simmons hit a 3-run homer to get the Indians on the board. NSA answered in the bottom of the inning. The first two batters both got on base from a walk followed by a 3-run homer from O’Keefe. NSA went up 4-3 by advancing on a passed ball. The rain let up and both pitchers got in a groove.

Wood was able to shut NSA down for the next six innings. She had a total of nine strikeouts and gave up four hits. Simmons went on to score the other three runs with a double in the top of the third scoring Greene, and a single in the top of the forth with the bases loaded scoring McNeil and Greene. Simmons had all 6 RBIs for the day. The Indians had a total of seven hits for the day.

Overall, the team played as a team and this was the first game that everyone played to their abilities thus far this year.

Simmons added, “Although none of us were expecting to play (because of the weather), we were hungry for NSA. We have always wanted to beat them and we knew we were capable of it. We got our bats going early and put runs on the board. We were so pumped and just kept up the hard work which led us to victory.”

We hope to build on this week and continue playing hard and working together to get better.

Wood made this statement when asked about the NSA game, “NSA is a great team, but we showed a lot more heart than they did. We were hungry for that win.”

This week, the Indians hosted Windsor on Tuesday, will travel to New Kent on Wednesday, and host Brunswick on Thursday. All games begin at 4:30.