Thurs., Mar. 27 -- In their first meetings of the season, the Rockbridge County High School softball and baseball teams both defeated Parry McCluer High School on Thursday at RCHS.
On the softball field, the Wildcats (1-1) captured a 4-2 comeback win over the Blues (1-1). In baseball, RCHS (2-0) cruised to a 16-0 victory over the Blues (0-2).
PM took a 2-0 lead in the top of the fifth when Kristina VanBrocklin doubled on a fly ball to left field, bringing home Lexy Johnson and Logan Buzzard.
The Wildcats responded by scoring four runs in the bottom of the fifth. Macie Clemmer doubled to right field to drive in Cari Floyd, Logan Fitzgerald doubled to score Clemmer, and Hayden Fontenot singled to left field to bring in Fitzgerald. Kayleigh Addington completed the scoring with a solo home run over the center field fence.
Fontenot was the winning pitcher, striking out seven batters, while Megan Harmon struck out four for the Blues.
On the baseball field, Ryan Coale led the RCHS batters, going 2-for-3, scoring one run, and recording three RBIs. Teammate Luke Brinkley went 1-for-2, scored two runs, and had two RBIs. Winning pitcher Jake Conner struck out seven batters and allowed three hits and two walks in four innings.
For the full stories and photos of these games, please see our April 2 print edition.