Softball seeks to maintain their winning streak against the Eagles

Varsity Girls Softball Preview


Photo by: Lauren Cassano

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

Girls’ Softball seeks to remain amongst the best teams in Class 5A with a victory against the Godwin Eagles. In their previous game, Midlothian routed the Glen Allen Jaguars; winning by a score of 13-1 and improving their record to 13-3. Meanwhile, the Eagles are on a two game losing streak while previously falling short in their last game against the Deep Run Wildcats by a score of 4-2.

The Trojans have continued to prove that they are the best team in the dominion region during the month of may. In their last four games, Midlothian has given teams such as Clover Hill and Glen Allen the knock out punch by scoring a majority of their runs in the 4th and 5th innings. On top of that, the pitching from their two sophomores Marlee Gaskell and Charlotte Daniels, has done a brilliant job of setting the tone for the team during the first three innings.

“This group truly believes that they are the most complete team in the area,” Assistant Coach Mark Whit  said. “Having that kind of confidence, especially this late into the season, will give us the mental advantage that is necessary as we compete against the best teams in Virginia down the road.”

The Trojans currently have a record of 6-1 on their home field as they head to the concluding stages of the season. Over the course of those games, they have a run differential +44 while pitching two shutouts and scoring over ten runs five times. On the other hand, the Eagles have a record of 4-3 on the road and have a run differential +33 after their back-to-back road losses.

“This is going to be one of the tougher matchups we have all season at our home field,” Coach Adam Layton said. “The reason for this is because this team is capable of exploding offensively and earning over ten runs at any moment. We need to be prepared for the offensive strategy the Eagles will have against our pitchers.”

This will be the only match these two teams will have during this spring season. The last time these two teams faced off in March of last year when the Trojans first four runs helped fuel a 5-2 victory against the Eagles. Godwin will play their last road game against a non-region opponent prior to the 2023 postseason starts. As for Midlothian, this will be their last home game against an opponent outside of their region before being scheduled to host a playoff game in the first round.

“Over the past few weeks, I have preached religiously to our group to continue to set the tone both offensively and defensively against our opponents,” Coach Adam Layton said. “As the playoffs approach, as a collective, being able to gain as much momentum at the end of the season prior to are first home playoff game will be essential.”