New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | August 21, 2018

After slow start, Lady Trojans score 16 straight runs to crush Lafayette

By Robb Johnson | May 8, 2018 11:57 pm
New Kent's Kerstin Snyder (left) touches home plate before Lafayette catcher  Eme Kinney could snag the throw.Robb Johnson photo

New Kent's Kerstin Snyder (left) touches home plate before Lafayette catcher Eme Kinney could snag the throw.

Robb Johnson photo

When a team let’s its guard down, it usually leads to mistakes. This concept could be applied to New Kent’s Lady Trojans May 8 match-up against a 3-12 Lafayette Lady Rams team.

But what looked like an upset bid for the visitors quickly turned into dominance by the Lady Trojans, thanks to 16 manufactured runs for a 16-3 win.

With players absent due to sickness, New Kent coach Maria Bates adjusted her starting lineup. It was evident the changes affected her team as Lafayette yielded three first inning runs and held the lead until the bottom of the second. That’s when the hosts’ bats began connecting with the Lady Rams’ hurlers.

Five hits equated to five runs for New Kent to take a 5-3 lead. In the next inning, the hosts pushed across 10 runners on just four hits, essentially putting the game out of reach. One additional run late in the contest accounted for the final margin.

Bates made light of her team’s goals after the first inning struggles.

“We woke up and today the young ladies faced some early adversity,” she said. “But overall, the team came here to do business and we took care of it.”

New Kent ups its record to 14-2 on the season.