After dropping its first game of the season in Tri-Rivers District play, the Park View High School varsity softball team rebounded to split a pair of games in doubleheader action against Nottoway HS last Friday afternoon.
The win in the nightcap improved Park View to 7-4 on the season.
The Lady Dragons dropped the first game of the double dip by a 3-2 score.
The game was tied at two through five innings, but Nottoway pushed across a run in the sixth on three singles and an error for the winning run.
Park View scored both of its runs in the second inning when Dee Dee Cliborne walked, Carson Wall singled and Grayson Hudson hit a single that scored both baserunners.
The Lady Dragons got a one-out double by Hudson in the bottom of the sixth but Nottoway got two groundouts to seal the win.
Hudson led Park View with two hits in the contest, while Wall added one.
The Lady Dragons captured the nightcap by a 7-2 score in a game that was called after three innings.
Park View got off to a good start in the first inning as Wall led off with a double and scored on an RBI single by Hudson, who came around to score on a passed ball for a 2-0 lead.
Park View scored three runs in the second inning when Blair Clark walked, Erin Bailey singled and Madison Ezell singled to drive in a run. Hudson stepped up next and doubled to score two runs.
The Lady Dragons scored two more runs in the third inning when Alyssa Berryman led off with a double, Cliborne walked, and Bailey scored two with a single.
Hudson and Bailey led Park View with two hits in the game, while Wall, Ezell and Berryman added one apiece.
Emma Jo Wolfe captured the win on the mound for Park View.
It was a great pitcher’s duel between Park View’s Emma Jo Wolfe and Southampton’s Mady Wood last Tuesday afternoon as the Lady Dragons and Lady Indians were held scoreless for the first seven innings.
Wolfe struck out seven over the first seven innings while scattering seven hits. She finished with eight strikeouts on the day.
Southampton broke through in the top of the eighth inning, scoring five runs on two hits, two walks, an error and a sacrifice.
Wood struck out 11 Park View batters in the win.
A double by Berryman in the second accounted for the Lady Dragons’ only hit in the game.
Ezell, Hudson, Wolfe and Berryman all drew walks in the game.
The loss dropped Park View to 5-1 in the district, while Southampton improved to 4-0.