, 2014

Red Devils tally four wins in a row

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

Lancaster’s varsity boys baseball team is on a four-game winning streak after picking up a pair of Northern Neck District wins over Northumberland and Washington & Lee last week.

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Lancaster third baseman Kyle Thomas makes the play at third against Washington & Lee. Photo by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

The Devils are now 4-1 in the district and 6-6 overall with four games remaining in regular season play.

Josh Moore struck out three, allowed six hits and walked seven as the winning pitcher for Lancaster in a 6-2 victory over Northumberland last Friday.

Zach Newman pitched for the Indians, giving up seven hits and striking out five.

Lancaster scored four runs in the top of the first on one hit and three NHS errors. The Devils added another run in the second on a single by Kedrick Lee and a passed ball.

Lee scored again in the fourth on an error and a double by Bradley Hudson and his brother Demetrick Lee had a two-out single for an RBI in the seventh. William Abbott put himself in scoring position with a two-out double for D. Lee’s base hit.

“This was our fourth excellent pitching performance in a row,” said LHS coach Welby Saunders. “We played great defense and we really kept the pressure on Northumberland by having good at bats and hitting the ball hard. Hopefully we can keep it going.”

Lancaster 5

W&L 2

Taylor Woolard recorded the win with eight strikeouts, one walk and two hits allowed in five innings last Tuesday when Lancaster beat Washington & Lee, 5-2.

Colton Hayden closed, striking out four and giving up one hit.

Lancaster went up 4-0 after four innings before allowing W&L a run in the top of the fifth and another in the seventh.

The Devils scored in their first at bat off a triple by D. Lee and an RBI grounder by Moore. They added another run in the third on an overthrow at third which allowed Abbott to steal home.

Lancaster rallied for two runs in the fourth when Hayden reached base after being hit by a pitch. Kyle Thomas singled and Jordan Hodges laid down a sacrifice bunt to put runners on second and third with two outs. Daniel Thomas drove in both Hayden and K. Thomas with a two-run single.

Abbott drew a walk in the fifth and moved around on a sacrifice bunt by D. Lee. Another overthrow at third allowed Abbott to steal home a second time in the game.

Lancaster goes to Essex today (May 2) and will host Colonial Beach Tuesday, May 7, at Dreamfields near Kilmarnock.

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