Saints absorb tough losses on diamond

Published 7:10 pm Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy baseball team has suffered two straight losses in heart-breaking fashion during its last two trips to the diamond.

On Tuesday, the Saints led host Norfolk Academy 6-5 going into the seventh and final inning. But they allowed two runs in the bottom of the inning, giving the Bulldogs a 7-6 victory.

Despite the loss, NSA junior Sam Neal and sophomore Mitchell Williams had two hits apiece.

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The game was a rematch between the teams that battled in the 2014 Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools tournament championship game.

On Saturday, host Christchurch School defeated the Saints 8-7 in eight innings, after Nansemond-Suffolk took a 7-6 lead into the seventh.

NSA junior Dominick Claxton had three hits.

The Saints (6-5, 4-2) visit Cape Henry Collegiate School this afternoon.