Lady Bulldogs lack offense

Published 8:15 pm Wednesday, March 28, 2012

By Tray Mason
Correspondent

The King’s Fork High School softball team dug itself a hole Tuesday evening and couldn’t claw its way out.

The Lady Bulldogs gave up three runs in the first inning to Great Bridge, losing 4-0.

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“They’re a very aggressive team, especially their first three hitters, and we knew that coming in,” said. “They hit the ball well, and that’s what they did.”

King’s Fork pitcher Sydney Wash (3-2) went a complete seven innings, allowing 11 hits and four strikeouts.

In a game that saw both teams leave many runners stranded, the Lady Bulldogs had chances to close the gap in the late innings.

A failed bunt attempt in the fifth inning prevented a KF runner on third base from scoring.

In the sixth inning, the Lady Bulldogs left runners on first and second base.

“We couldn’t get a bunt down when we wanted,” Froemel said. “And we couldn’t get a deep fly ball to bring those girls home. We just couldn’t get a timely hit.”

They Lady Bulldogs were set to play a makeup game Wednesday versus Grassfield, one of the top teams in the district.

On Friday, they travel to take on rival Nansemond River.