Hampton softball, baseball pull off wins
Published 2:00 am Friday, March 25, 2022
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FROM STAFF REPORTS
Hampton Lady ‘Dogs break five-year drought
Hampton head coach Chelsey Weddle has been preaching that her team has been coming on strong and on Thursday night her team showed why Weddle has been feeling that way when the Lady Bulldogs traveled to Mitchell Co., North Carolina.
The Lady Bulldogs broke a streak they were ready to break free from and started a new one as they defeated Mitchell 5-2.
After Mitchell Co. scored two runs in the first inning, the rest of the game belonged to the Lady ‘Dogs trailing 2-1 heading into the top of the third.
Hampton put four runs on the board to take a 5-2 lead that they would never relinquish.
Abby Willis led the Lady ‘Dogs at the plate with a 2-for-2 contest with both hits being singles. Macy Henry and Ryleigh Nickles each recorded a hit in the contest.
Bulldogs run early-season record to 4-0
Coach Nicholas Perkins Hampton Bulldogs continued their early-season success in a showdown with cross-town rival Happy Valley on Thursday.
Hampton took an 8-5 victory on the strength of senior Caleb Royston who pitched and hit his team to the win. Royston started on the mound and went five and two-thirds of an inning allowing five hits and five runs while striking out 11 Warrior batters. At the plate, Royston went 2-for-4 to lead the ‘Dogs in batting in the contest.
Collin Morgan threw one and one-third of an inning in relief of Royston.
Chance Point, Morgan, Jonathan Greenwell, McKinley Kuhn, Brody Hicks, and Kyler Lewis each added one hit apiece.
Tucker Shoun led the Warriors offensively going 3-for-3 at the plate. Andrew Little was tagged with the loss from the pitching rubber.