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Softball Falls to Spotswood

The Wildcats defense sets for a pitch. Photo courtesy of Rockbridge Athletics.

Softball hosted the Blazers of Spotswood April 9. They entered the game with a record of 2-3 and were coming off of defeating crosstown rival Parry McCluer. This was a key game for the Wildcats as it marked the opening of Valley District competition.

Sophomore pitcher Sadie Moore started the game off strong and pitched a scoreless first two innings. Spotswood opened up a four run lead following the fourth inning. They took advantage of timely hitting, aggressive baserunning, and errors by the Rockbridge defense.

The Wildcats continued to struggle at the plate as Spotswood’s pitching staff commanded the strike zone and limited walks. The last glimmer of hope for the Wildcats came in the sixth inning as Moore crushed a solo home run. The game concluded in the sixth inning with a score of 12-2.

Moore shared her thoughts on the performance.

“I think last night was a big learning experience for us. We really had to work hard as a team between my pitching and then the girls behind me fielding the ball. My hit really showed me that hard work pays off,” said Moore.

The Wildcats fell to 2-4. Their next game will be a district matchup at Turner Ashby April 12.

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Sean Martino is a senior editor in his second year of Journalism. Martino has been a Sports Editor in the past and is now an Opinion Editor. He is looking forward to working with the wonderful Prowler staff for the second year in a row. He enjoys the collaboration and the excitement that comes with being in The Prowler. Martino is a member of the RCHS baseball team and is involved in various other clubs within the school. He likes to spend his free time traveling the hills of Rockbridge County and supporting local eateries such as Don Tequila’s and Cookout. He also considers himself a passionate sports fan, and loves to watch his favorite teams. Following graduation, he is planning to attend a four year university to further his studies. 

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