Raiders rock Red Devils in opener

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

Lancaster High School varsity baseball team members from left are (front row) manager Ryan Cammarata, Christian Thomas, Macs Crittenden, Berkeley Kellum, Gavyn Hathaway, Tate Wilmore, Brendan Walker, Sean Thomas and TJ Waddy; (next row) coach Welby Saunders, manager Tristan McDaniels, DJ Zeiler, Ben Pittman, Jonathan Lee, Eli Pittman, Jayden Chapman, Kelvin Davis, Morgan VerMeer, Creston Saunders, coach Scotty George and assistant coach William Saunders. Photo by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi
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Lancaster’s young varsity team opened with a late-game loss to Rappahannock in Northern Neck District baseball Tuesday, April 27.

The Raiders came from behind to topple Lancaster, 11-8, at Dream Fields.

Lancaster went through four pitchers including three innings with starter and returning junior Jayden Chapman on the mound. Sophomore Jonathan Lee and junior Brendan Walker pitched some relief before sophomore newcomer Eli Pittman came to the mound to pitch the last three innings.

With only three players with varsity experience, including Walker, Chapman and senior TJ Waddy, “we were proud of the team,” said coach Welby Saunders. “Starting out with Rappahannock….[to-view-more]