Lady Warriors succeed over spring break

Published 7:09 pm Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Nansemond River High School softball team found success in a softball invitational over spring break.

The Lady Warriors competed in games against Gaston Christian School and Pasquotank County High School at Grassfield High School on Thursday. Both resulted in wins.

In the first game, Lady Warriors coach Gabe Rogers admitted, his team was little lackluster. Much of that had to do with them still being on spring break, but they eventually shook off the rust and won 8-0.

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“Misty and Madi did a good job for us in the circle,” Rogers said. “We did some good things defensively. I kind of understand the slow start, because the girls are still on spring break, but we picked it up.”

In the second game against Pasquotank County, the Lady Warriors won convincingly. In that game, Rogers had an opportunity to get girls in that usually do not play as much. Misty Even pitched the whole game and was awarded the win.

Rogers feels his team is not quite where they want to be defensively, but they are getting there. At the beginning of the year, he was concerned, because he was starting an entirely new infield.

“We done some good things, everything has been positive so far,” he said. “We miss a couple of mistakes here and there, but that’s expected. They are working through, though. What helps us out a lot is that we have two solid pitchers.”

In their first game back from spring break, Nansemond River will face Lakeland High School. Every time those two teams meet, the game is competitive.

“Lakeland always comes very amped up to play us,” Rogers said. “It’s going to be a good game. I expect a hard-fought game from both teams and nothing less. They have some good ball players over there.”

The Lady Warriors feel if they come out competitive and looking to compete on every play and pitch, they can be successful.

“If we do the little things well, we have a chance to play a solid game,” Rogers said. “But that’s why you play the game; I know Lakeland has always played us tough. We are all looking forward to it.”

Nansemond River will face Lakeland on the road at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.