NSA loses close one

Published 8:57 pm Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Norfolk Academy defeated Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s baseball team 2-1 in seven innings Tuesday afternoon.

The Saints went to 10-4 on the season after the road loss.

At the top of the first inning, the Saints got on the board first with a run scored by James Mullin. In the first five at-bats for the Saints, they had an RBI, two hits and a run scored.

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Nic Psimas had pitching duties to start the game. In the first two innings, he struck out three batters.

Both teams went scoreless over the next three innings.

Norfolk Academy finally got on the board in the bottom of the fourth inning after an error by NSA, tying the game at 1-1. Both teams remained intense throughout the rest of the game.

After four innings of pitching by Psimas, Caden Anselm pitched in a relief role for NSA. Psimas struck out four batters on the day and allowed one run and two hits. Anselm finished with three strikeouts for the game but also gave up three hits and a run.

Though the Saints started their week with a loss, it may not affect their ranking. In the recent Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association’s Division II poll, NSA was ranked sixth in the state.

NSA will have a chance to bounce back on the road Thursday against Cape Henry.

NSA 1, Norfolk Academy 2

NSA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0—1

NA  0 0 0 1 0 0 1—2

NSA: Hits 7 – Conway 2, Morris 2, Mullin, Tew, Smith; Runs 1 – Mullin; RBI 1 – Conway

Pitching: Loss—Anselm