The Lord Botetourt softball team improved to 9-2 on the season with two wins over Blue Ridge District opponents last week. LB beat Staunton River, 7-4, at home before pounding Northside, 11-1, in North Roanoke County.
Hannah Mundy led the attack against River with three hits, including a triple. Maia Folk had a single and a double and drove in a run and Maranda Switzer had two hits and an RBI. Kloe Bacon also drove in a run.
Meredith Wells got the start on the mound and went five innings for the win, scattering seven hits. Folk came on for the save, pitching the final two innings.
On Friday at Northside, Folk, a freshman, smacked her first high school home run with a drive over the centerfield fence. It was one of two hits for Maia and Mundy, Bacon and Maegan Barnes also had two hits each, and all three also had doubles.
LB coach Cheryl Shockley split up the pitching duties between her three freshman aces. Lauren Hoffman pitched the first three innings to get the win and Folk and Wells followed with two innings each.
“They complement each other so well because they each have a little something different,” said Shockley. “Lauren pitches in and out and Maia pitches up and down well. Meredith has a little more speed and keeps the ball low. It’s tough for hitters to adjust.”
The girls were scheduled to be home to Rockbridge on Tuesday, followed by a Blue Ridge District game against once beaten William Byrd on Thursday. On Friday the Cavs are home to Alleghany.