Suffolk girls win three in diamond action

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 7, 2005

It was a fine Tuesday afternoon in Suffolk high school softball, as Nansemond River and Nansemond-Suffolk Academy snared shutout wins and King’s Fork brought home its first-ever victory.

Rachel Bailor became the first Lady Bulldog hurler to record a victory, throwing a five-hitter, and Brandi Novak smacked two hits in a 4-1 victory over host Deep Creek. Linley Theroux shut down the host Oscar Smith offense to up her record to 5-0 as the Lady Warriors won, 4-0. Jessica Little struck out five and allowed four hits in the Lady Saints’ 8-0 win over visiting Beach. Lakeland was edged at home, falling 1-0 to Hickory.

The three public school baseball teams weren’t as fortunate, as all lost their respective contests.

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Just as they did while scoring all their runs in the first inning in a 4-0 defeat of Northampton on March 31, the Lady Saints jumped out to a quick lead. Brittany Williams singled in the first, and Brittany Wilkins drove her in with a double. Elyse Edwards walked, and Megan Patterson singled Wilkins home. Chris Saunders walked to load the bases, and Ellen Giermak singled in Edwards. Patterson scored when Katie Byrd reached on an error, and Ashley Brinkley singled home Giermak and Byrd to end the inning ahead 6-0.

Patterson drove home Wilkins in the third, and Wilkins dropped a double inches shy of the left field fence in the fourth to score Williams.

NSA’s two diamond teams return to action today at Hampton Roads Academy. The two Warriors squads will host Great Bridge on Friday, while the Cavaliers head to Indian River.

The Bulldogs host Oscar Smith next Tuesday.