Northumberland takes title, Red Devils
rally for third in Dreamfields Invitational
by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi
Lancaster’s varsity baseball team came from behind to beat Mathews and finish third in its own tournament last Saturday and Northumberland got by King William in the final to win the first Dreamfields Invitational.
The Indians defeated the Blue Devils, 3-1, in the tournament championship last Saturday and earned a berth in the title game with a 6-4 win over Mathews in an opening round game last Thursday.
Matthew Harris pitched the first four innings for Northumberland in the championship and Zach Newman came in on relief for three innings.
Blake Walker started on the mound and went five innings for the Indians against Mathews. Newman closed.
Northumberland’s varsity baseball team won the Dreamfields Invitational last weekend. From left are (front row) Josh Hinson, Brennon Saunders, manager Ryan Cammarata, Zach Newman and Dylan Bryant; (next row) Brandon Walker, Jack Jett, Justin Lewis, Collin Donavon, Johnathan Hinton, Blake Walker and Matthew Harris. Photo by Marian Leigh Walker
King William beat Lancaster, 9-1, in an opening game last Thursday. The Cavs opened up a two-run lead in the top of the sixth with four runs on four walks, two hits and two errors.
Lancaster broke a 2-2 tie with a fifth-inning rally for a 5-2 win over Mathews in the consolation game.
William Abbott hit a two-run triple in the fifth for the Devils to score Josh Moore and Hayden. Moore had reached base on a walk and Hayden had a hit.
Abbott went 3-for-3 with a triple, run scored and two RBIs for Lancaster. Kedrick Lee had two hits for three RBIs and Hayden had two hits for two runs scored.
The Devils will travel to Rappahannock today (April 11) to open Northern Neck District play and host Essex next Tuesday, April 16.