, 2014

RCC softball season gets under way

Rappahannock Community College’s women’s softball team, the Gulls, opened their 2013 season February 18. The first game of a doubleheader against Prince George’s Community College of Largo, Md., (played in Richmond), ended with a score of 4-2 in favor of Prince George; the Gulls rallied in the second game to win 10-3.

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From left are (front row) Ebony Tunstall, Quanna Bryant, Lynsie Hodges, Alexis Rosser and Coach Reggie Brann; (next row) Brittany Thompson, Chelsi Blake, Alex Clark and Meagan Montgomery; (next row) Chelsey Montgomery, Megan Payne, Caitlin Vanlandingham and Spencer Gaulding.

Pitcher Alex Clark struck out 13 players in game one, and surrendered her only two hits of the game in the seventh inning, with two outs and the score tied at 2-2.

In game two, Ebony Tunstall had five hits in seven trips to the plate, including an inside-the-park grand slam; Chelsi Blake hit a double in addition to an over-the-fence home run that batted in a previous base runner; and in her first college start, pitcher Megan Payne  secured the win, allowing three hits with seven strikeouts and no walks.

The roster includes Quanna Bryant, a graduate of James Monroe High School; Alex Clark, a graduate of Rappahannock High School, and Ebony Tunstall, all of Essex County; Ashlee Greene of Gloucester County; Meagan Montgomery of King William County, a graduate of Hanover High School; Chelsey Montgomery of Lancaster County; Chelsi Blake and Megan Payne, of Middlesex County; Spencer Gaulding, Lynsie Hodges and Caitlin Vanlandingham, of Richmond County; and Alexis Rosser, a graduate of Thomas Dale High School in Chesterfield, and Brittany Thompson, both of Westmoreland County. The coach is Reggie Brann.

Home games are on the Elizabeth Hinton Crowther Field in Warsaw. All home games are doubleheaders, and all will be played at 1 and 3 p.m. except where otherwise noted.



Schedule

March 9, Prince George’s Community College

March 11, at Virginia University of Lynchburg

March 16, Virginia Commonwealth University

March 24, at College of the Albemarle

March 30, U.S. Naval Academy

April 3, Community College of Baltimore County-Dundalk, 2 and 4 p.m.

April 7, at Anne Arundel Community College

April 11, Virginia University of Lynchburg, 2 and 4 p.m.

April 13, at the College of William and Mary

April 21, at Prince George’s Community College

April 24, at College of Southern Maryland


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