Chargers ‘working to improve’

Published 12:11 pm Wednesday, April 10, 2019

For Central High School’s varsity baseball team, three losses have now followed a three-game win streak and a strong season-opening performance against host Goochland High School.

The Chargers fell 11-3 to host William Campbell High School (WC) on April 3, lost 14-12 to visiting Prince Edward County High School (PE) on March 28 and experienced a 12-2 defeat against visiting Randolph-Henry High School on March 26.

“Offensively we have continued to play well overall,” Central Head Coach Michael Atkins said. “In the PE game we had an 8-2 lead … At WC both teams’ stats were fairly even. We out-hit WC 12-9.”

“We have not played well enough defensively,” he continued. “We need to make more plays in the field. We have been giving away too many extra opportunities resulting in unearned runs. We are working harder at practice to improve ourselves defensively. We know the problem and are committed to building on our strengths and working to improve our weakness. As our defense improves our team will improve.”

The Chargers return to action Wednesday when they visit Amelia County High School at 5 p.m.

“We will be in tournament play at Heritage HS the beginning of Spring Break,” Atkins said. “This should help us work to raise our level of play, stay sharp against good competition and evaluate some other guys on the mound. Our focus is to reach 12 wins for the season, and secure a third-place regional seed.”