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Lady Saints take first loss

The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy softball team took its first loss of the season Friday after nine consecutive wins.

The Lady Saints took the 6-4 home loss to Southampton High School. The Lady Saints scored all four of their runs in the first inning and held a 4-3 lead after one inning of play.

Southampton tied things up in the third inning. They took the lead in the fourth inning after a single brought home two runs. Madison Inscoe and Reese Byrd handled pitching duties, with Inscoe taking the loss. NSA totaled three hits, which included a home run from Cierra O’Keeffe.

NSA will go on the road to take on Norfolk Academy at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Southampton 6, Nansemond-Suffolk Academy 4

SH 3 0 1 2 0 0 0—6

NSA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0—4

NSA: Hits 3—McGowan, O’Keeffe, Groves; Runs 4—Elswick, Chang, Inscoe, O’Keeffe; RBI 2—O’Keeffee

SH: Hits 6—Simmons 3, Greene 2, Ogburn; Runs 6—McNeil 2, Greene 2, Simmons, Cales; RBI 6—Simmons 6