Northampton upsets Lady Devils, 7-3, in Region 1A softball tourney seminal

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

Northampton’s Jada Giddens scoops up the throw too late to put the tag on Lancaster’s Madison Giese, who’s safe on third. Shortstop Marlena Dzutko (6) moves over to back up the throw and umpire CD Hathaway keeps his eye on the play. Photo by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

Lancaster lost the lead in the final inning last Monday to end its postseason hopes early in the playoffs.

Northampton made the three-hour trek from the Eastern Shore to beat the Lady Devils, 7-3, in a Region 1A softball semifinal at Dream Fields. Lancaster went 8-5 on the season.

The region’s number-one seed, Rappahannnock, shut out Northampton, 8-0, last Wednesday and went on to be crowned the regional champion Friday with a 3-1 win over Mathews in the final. The Raiderettes will advance to…[to-view-more]