Eagles Cruise To Victory Over Brunswick

Published 2:32 pm Tuesday, April 30, 2013

FARMVILLE – The Prince Edward County High School softball team picked up a much needed victory on Thursday afternoon with a 14-3 win over Brunswick at Poulston Field.

The Eagles, who have had some trouble finding a comfortable rhythm this season, had little trouble finding one early on. PE scored two runs in the first, three in the second and broke the game open with five runs in the third inning.

Senior pitcher Casey Meadows, who pitched into the fifth inning, allowed Brunswick runners on base in every inning, but was able to keep clear of any major trouble before tiring in the top of the fifth.

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The Eagles were able to get the victory in five innings, despite giving the visiting Bulldogs several extra outs, something that has been plaguing PE all season.

“We have not been able to make the simple plays,” said PECHS head coach Marvin Meadows. “It's cost us in some games that maybe we should've won, or at least had a good chance to win. You can have all the talent in the world, but you have to make the simple plays.”

Prince Edward put the game away, and into the ten-run slaughter rule with four runs in the bottom of the fourth.

Sophomore Lindsay LeSueur led the Eagles on the afternoon. She was 3-3 with two doubles, a triple and an intentional walk. She scored two runs, including one on the triple, after a Brunswick error on the throw.

Makayla Booker was 2-4 with three runs and two runs batted in, while Libby Reed was 2-3 with a run and an RBI.

Ikera Scott reached base all four times she appeared at the plate, scoring a run and knocking in three, and Emily Roach, who pitched the final 2/3 of the fifth inning, was 2-2 at the plate with a walk, an RBI and three runs scored.

“Most of these girls played last year and they're pretty good, but they're still pretty young,” said Meadows. “I have to remind myself of that sometimes. They make some great plays, but sometimes those great plays are a product of some that aren't so great.”

Prince Edward was scheduled to travel to Greensville, and will host Southampton on Tuesday, May 7, before hosting Park View on May 9 at Lancer Stadium.

“The girls look forward to that game at Longwood,” said Meadows of a tradition of holding one game a year at Lancer Stadium. “We look forward to it, and our opponents do as well. It's a special game for all involved.”