Good pitching shuts down NOVA offense

Good pitching shuts down NOVA offense

ANNANDALE – Katie Roberts had three hits to lead the Northern Virginia Community College softball Monday afternoon against NJCAA Region 20 foe Anne Arundel. The Nighthawks, however, came up short in the doubleheader at Wakefield Park 20-0 and 18-1.

NOVA falls to 0-10 on the season and its next action is Saturday at George Mason and Rappahannock. 

Game One

In the opener, the NOVA offense went quiet due to Riverhawks hurler Nicole Cox. Cox sat down nine of the first 10 batters she faced.

The Nighthawks first hit came in the bottom of the fourth when Roberts roped a single to the right center field. However, Roberts was quickly retired as she tried to stretch the single into a double. 

Kim Brooks then drew the base on balls and Suzy Brooks followed her mother with a single. Both Brooks' were able move up a base when the throw in missed the cutoff, which gave NOVA two on and one out.

Cox then sat down the next two batters she faced to escape the Nighthawks threat. 

Game Two

Hits were tough to come by in the nightcap for NOVA, as Leylanie Rivera-Figueroa had the first hit in the third. Two batters later, Roberts knocked in the first Nighthawks run, but NOVA could draw anymore blood.

In the fourth, Kylie Keith had an infield single and in the fifth, Rivera-Figueroa and Roberts each had hits.