Raiders softball bats explode on Chatham

Propelled by a big second inning, the Appomattox Raiders softball team overcame a 1-0 deficit to defeat Chatham 8-5 on Wednesday at Appomattox County High School. 

The Raiders (3-4) are on a three-game winning streak after scoring only two runs in their first four games of the season, all losses. The eight runs scored against Chatham is their highest offensive output so far in 2019. 

Appomattox held a commanding 8-2 lead going into the top of the seventh inning until a 3-run home run by Chatham cut the lead to 8-5. Relief pitcher Leah Caldwell survived the rally, however, to close the game for Appomattox. Starting pitcher Kaleigh Hackett earned the win. 

The Raiders are now 2-0 in Dogwood District play. 

For the rest of the story, see the April 10 edition of the Times Virginian.