The William Byrd softball team is rolling along with a 4-0 record as they prepare to head into spring break. The Terriers have a doubleheader tonight and a single game Friday before taking a week off.
Tonight Byrd will play two against Pulaski County in Vinton. The first game will begin at 5 pm as the Terriers play two to make up a game that was snowed out on March 21.
On Friday the girls will play at Franklin County. That will be a varsity-jayvee doubleheader, with the varsity to open at 5 pm and the jayvees to follow.
Thus far, the Terriers have not been challenged on the diamond. They rolled over two more opponents in the past week, beating Hidden Valley last Saturday morning at Hidden Valley and defeating Cave Spring on the road Monday.
At Hidden Valley the Byrd girls took a 13-2 win. Mara Strum started on the mound but was hit by a line drive and left for precautionary reasons. Jada Karnes relieved and the Terriers never skipped a beat. Abby Spotswood’s two run homer was the highlight of the offense.
On Tuesday Strum was back on the mound and Byrd trailed early. The Terriers fell behind 4-0 on four unearned runs before rallying to score six runs in the third inning to regain the lead and go on to a 7-4 win. Lexi Powell had a three run double to highlight the uprising and both Karnes and Hannah Sowers had two hits each in the game.
“Everyone on our team is hitting the ball,” said Byrd coach Greg Barton. “We’re just playing real well right now.”
After the three games to end the week the Terriers will be off until April 10 when they host Lord Botetourt in a Blue Ridge District showdown. Both teams are undefeated thus far and looking forward to outstanding seasons.