Lady Devils return to the diamond with a bang

Members of the Lancaster High School varsity softball team from left are (front row) Lizzy Woolard, Katherine Thomas, McKenzie Hathaway, Blair Smith, Rachel Valdrighi and Britney Thomas; (next row) assistant coach Devin Carter, Amanda Steensma, Madison Giese, Riley Molineaux, Rachel Taft, Madison Davis, manager Breanne Selph and coach Doug French. Photo by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

Lancaster’s varsity softball team got off to a 2-0 start last week behind a couple of young pitchers and some big hits from its upperclassmen.

The Lady Devils opened with a 16-4 win over West Point last Tuesday, then defeated Middlesex, 12-5, last Thursday.

Four hits from junior Riley Molineaux helped lead Lancaster to its season-opening rout of the Pointers and senior Madison Davis drove in two runs with a double.

Molineaux, who plays first base, outfield and is a sometime pitcher, went 4-for-4 against West Point with a single in the first, third and seventh and a triple…