Softball looks to extend their winning streak against Cosby

Varsity Softball Preview


Photo by: Lauren Cassano

Senior Tate Swecker focused on the upcoming swing from the opponent,.

Varsity Softball seeks for their sixth win of the season against the Titans on Mar. 30. Midlothian is a game removed from dominating the Clover Hill Cavaliers by a score of 14-1 and handing them their first loss of season. On the other hand, Cosby enters this contest with a 10-7 victory against the Manchester Lancers at home.

Ever since their 2-1 loss to Hanover, Midlothian’s batting and pitching over the past five games has been spectacular. During this five game stretch, they have recorded over ten runs against Monacan, Prince George, Clover Hill and Manchester. On top of that, they have recorded three shutout and less than one run allowed against Powhatan, Manchester, Monacan and Clover Hill prior to this meeting.

“After our 2-1 loss, during practice the next day we were focusing primarily on hitting with runners in scoring position,” Coach Adam Layton said. “We focused on this because Hanover had us struggling to score while having players on second or third base.”

Midlothian is currently undefeated against their dominion opponents at 4-0. Because of this, they hold the number one spot heading into their early season contest against Cosby. Meanwhile, the Titans at this moment in time have a record of 2-0 against the dominion on top of holding a second place spot behind the Trojans.

“This is the toughest matchup that we are going to face all season,” Senior Tate Swecker said. “We have played good defense in our winning streak but we are prepared to match their scoring output in this next game.”

This afternoon match will be the first of two meetings these teams will have during the spring. Midlothian and Cosby split the season series last year with the following scores:10-8 Midlothian victory, 7-6 Cosby victory. As the next season progressed, based off the first six games of the year, both of these teams have showed great signs of improvement after both teams concluded with a combined record of 34-12 last year. Because of this, Midlothian is going into this game with even more preparation to play an opponent that has been at their level over the past couple of years.

“We were disappointed in ourselves after we got eliminated in the playoffs at home last year to Godwin,” Assistant Coach Mark Whit said, “During our training in the winter we gained so much chemistry as a team to where we believe beating teams like Cosby could be the building step to winning a state title.”