IWA Sports roundup: Baseball team starts 4-0 – The Suffolk News-Herald

By James J. Lidington

Isle of Wight Academy

The Isle of Wight Academy varsity baseball team’s pitch limited Blessed Sacrament Huguenot School to four hits on March 15, beating the Knights in the Chargers’ first road game of the season, 13-3 .

Trent Holland was 4 for 4 with two runs and an RBI for IWA; Kody Kosiorek was 2-for-4 with a run, and he drove a pair; Jake Lineberry was 3-for-4, scoring twice.

The Chargers also overcame their toughest competition yet with a five-set 18-5 loss to Hampton Roads Academy on March 14.

Isle of Wight’s Trevor Mason was 3-for-3 and scored four times with a triple and three RBIs. He also pitched three innings, allowing four hits and three earned runs, walking four and striking out three.

James Thompson was 2 for 3 with two runs and three RBIs; Jackson Cofer was 2 for 3, with two runs and four RBIs; and Jacob Chapman went 2 for 4 with a run and an RBI.

Mason leads the team in batting at .800, and he has an on-base percentage of .833. Cofer is second at .714 and Payton Shipman third at .667.

The Chargers, now 4-0, got off to a 2-0 start to the new season with wins over Southampton and Tidewater academies.

The Chargers beat Southampton 12-2 on March 11.

Mason was 2-for-3 with three RBIs, including a third-inning solo home run. Shipman was 3-for-4 with two doubles. Cofer was 2-3 and scored twice.

The IWA allowed three runs in the first inning at Tidewater Academy, but four Charger pitchers combined to keep the Warriors hitless over the next four frames as the IWA routed Tidewater 14- 3 in five innings on March 8.

James Thompson, Mark Thompson, Lineberry and Ashton Rogers combined to pitch four scoreless innings, walking three and striking out eight.

Holland was 3 for 3 with three runs and three RBIs for IWA. Mason went 3 for 4 with two hits, including a triple, and two RBIs. Shipman went 3v3, scored a point and drove another for the Isle of Wight.

The IWA softball team went 2-1 in the young season, beating Southampton Academy and Fredericksburg Christian School before falling to Hickory High School 1-0 on March 16.

The IWA women’s basketball team ended a successful season with a loss to Covenant School, 56-24, on March 1.

Covenant appeared in the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division II state championship game, losing to state champion Miller School of Albemarle 62-29 at Benedictine College Preparatory on March 5.

Versus Covenant, Lady Chargers leading scorer, senior Lily Williams, was held to three points.

IWA is on spring break from March 21-25.

Future :

  • Monday, March 28: Varsity Baseball vs. The Hill School, 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 29: Varsity baseball at Kenston Forest School, 4:30 p.m.; JV Softball and College Baseball vs. Kenston Forest, 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 30: College Football vs. Fuqua, 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 31: softball and college baseball in Fuqua, 5 p.m.; JV Softball and College Baseball vs. Fuqua, 4:30 p.m.; Baseball JV at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, 4:30 p.m.; golf at Cypress Creek, 3 p.m.
  • Friday, April 1: JV softball vs Southampton High School, 4:30 p.m.; soccer at Saint-Sacrement Huguenot, 4-5:30 p.m.

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