Softball battles the Bulldogs in non-region action

Varsity Softball Preview


Photo by: Lauren Cassano

Senior Catcher warms up with her pitcher before their home game

Varsity Softball travels to Scott Stadium in an attempt to get their seventh win of the season against the Bulldogs on April 12. The Trojans just came off a quality performance against the Cosby Titans; winning 6-2 and improving to 6-1 on the season. Stone Bridge enters this non-region match with a record of 3-3 after losing to the Freedom Eagles at home.

Midlothian have been one of the best teams in the region in terms of closing out games during this spring season. Particularly in their last game against the Titans, they struggled mightily to find a rhythm offensively in the first five innings of the game. However, with their bullpen allowing only two runs in six innings, it gave their offense a chance to explode in the sixth inning with six game winning runs. According to the coaching staff, this ability to close games on a consistent basis will give them an advantage over every team during their tournament in late May.

“Even though our last win was encouraging, we need to do a better job of starting the game off well on the offensive end,” Coach Adam Layton said. “Being able to close games like that in the playoffs will be important, but putting ourselves in holes because of subpar batting will also hurt us in late May.”

The Trojans have yet to lose a road game this season with a record of 3-0. In those three games, they have a run differential of +31 and have scored over ten runs in two of those matches. On the other hand, Stone Bridge currently holds a record of 2-1 on their home field and having a run differential of -2 after their ten point loss to the Eagles.

“This team doesn’t really care about what the location of the game is,” Assistant Coach Mark Whit. “However, knowing that we can play in any venue and still play more or less the same shows how high teams potential is.”

This match will be the only meeting that these two units will have during the 2023 season. Stone Bridge has only faced non-region opponents throughout the beginning stages of the season; looking to win their fourth game against outside of the Potomac Region.  Meanwhile, this will be the Trojans third non-region game of the season after previously losing to the Hanover Hawks and beating the Prince George Royals.

We still have over a month of softball matches left to play,” Coach Adam Layton said. “Even though I am strongly impressed with how we performed during March, we still have twelve more games to improve in certain areas that could help us reach our full potential as a team.”