Lady Chargers building up their defense

Published 9:28 am Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Central High School’s varsity softball team entered last week’s Spring Break fresh off of a 16-0 home loss to Amelia County High School, the district’s top team, but on the whole, the Lady Chargers have been carving out victories, entering this week at 5-3 overall.

“Except for the Amelia game, we are consistently putting the bat on the ball,” Central Head Coach Karen McGrath said. “We are working to strengthen our defense at every practice. We will have several games of excellent defense; then we will have a game where we will have too many errors in the field which costs us the game.”

One of those games was the April 10 shutout loss to Amelia.

In that contest, “we had one hit and numerous, costly defensive errors,” McGrath said.

In the three games prior to that, however, the Lady Chargers won with scores of 14-8, 11-2 and 10-0.

Central had big shoes to fill in the circle this season after starting pitcher Hailey Bayne graduated, but junior Sorie Scott has stepped up to the task.

“Sorie Scott is doing an excellent job pitching for us this year,” McGrath said. “We have 100 percent confidence in her pitching ability.”

After hosting Buckingham County High School on Tuesday, the Lady Chargers visit Cumberland County High School on Thursday and Nottoway High School on Friday, both at 5 p.m.