Each Diamond Playing Squad Finds Themselves In a Great Spot to Start the Year.
Springtime is officially and finally upon us. Flowers are blooming and we are starting to see some good weather!. Now, why do we want so badly for good weather? It is because Broadway Softball and Baseball are finally into the swing of things!
Both teams started off their seasons with scrimmages at the beginning of March. Each scrimmage gave each coaching staff an opportunity to feel out batting orders, fielding lineups and who will play a pivotal role on the bump this spring. Each team both gave everything that they had to do in order to impress their respective coaches.
Which gives a fine explanation to each team’s solid start through the first handful of regular season games.
Starting with softball. The Lady Gobblers opened up their season against a really really good Fort Defiance team and came out on the losing end 7-4. Despite the loss, there were a handful of great performances on the mound and at the plate. The next opponent for the BHS was upcoming district mate East Rockingham. The Gobblers jumped on the Eagles early for a 6-1 win, which marked their first victory of the season. The team followed up their first win of the year with a thrilling 7-3 win over the Hornets from Wilson Memorial high school. After a 7-4 setback to Skyline, the Gobblers have reeled off three straight wins, including a 10-0 win over Wilson Memorial and a 9-6 win at Skyline on March 30. After just seven games, the Gobblers are just one win shy of their mark from last season. The Gobblers have been led by a variety of players throughout the season thus far. Freshman Lilah Deavers has been a welcome addition in the circle, as she has posted numerous double-digit strikeout performances early in the season.
This is a welcomed start to the year for the Lady Gobblers. They’ve gotten contributions from multiple different players which is an exciting sign for what's to come as we get deeper into the regular season.
As for the BHS Baseball Team, The Gobblers have started the season 5-3 under new head Coach George Laase.
They lost a late one on opening night to Fort Defiance 3-2. Some late errors proved costly in clutch time, which led to a loss. The next game however, was one for the books. Highlighted by a couple nail biting calls at the plate and a fair share of fireworks, the Gobblers bested East Rockingham 10-9. Like I mentioned in our preview, playing East Rock is always special to me. Their head coach Jordan Biller was one of my early high school teachers here at BHS, and I always look forward to watching his team play. And I'm especially excited for our next matchup after how exciting the first game of the series was. The boys followed the impressive home win up with an equally as impressive road win against a very good Wilson Memorial team. The boys took a 4-0 lead in the 4th and rode the momentum all the way to a huge victory. After back-to-back losses to Wilson Memorial and Skyline, the Gobblers returned to their winning ways with a 9-2 at Rappahannock Co. on April 3.
Each team has started out fairly well. They’ve each faced their share of adversity as was, which as a coach I feel is incredibly impactful in a positive way. When you’re battle tested by the time you get to the playoffs, you’re ready for anything. You’ve learned how to win by the end of the regular season and you’ll hold more poise as a team when things get tough.
I’m really thrilled for each group and am excited to witness what they’ll accomplish next!
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