By Lynn Schofer

The Woodbridge Blue Raider softball team celebrated an extra inning win against Seaford last week when Laney Scott and Kalli Chelton took advantage of an error and intentional walk in the top of the seventh inning, each hitting a double for the win. The win moved the Blue Raiders to a 6-8 overall record and Seaford moved to 5-9. 

Parker Keeler fought off the pitches from junior Cameron Knowles before tripling in the first inning, but Knowles finished off the top of the inning with a ground ball to Lillie Larimore.  

Kalli Chelton belts a single to left field for the Blue Raiders last week against Seaford. Photo by Lynn Schofer

The Blue Jays scored first when Lillie Larimore singled and then Sage Larimore joined her sister on base with a line drive to left field. Torian Rayford bunted and reached on an error to score Lillie Larimore.  

The next two innings were quiet with the battles between the pitchers. In the bottom of the third inning, Lillie Larimore singled to right field and Rayford singled to move Larimore to third base. Shea Cooper collected the two-run single for the 3-0 Seaford lead. 

Woodbridge put a run on the board in the top of the sixth inning when Kamryn Spence singled to score Caroline Scott, who had singled with two outs. A passed ball with two strikes moved Spence into scoring position at second base and then to third base on a fielding error. Freshman Kylee Fink ignited her bench with her game tying two-run single.   

The Blue Raiders’ Emily Peterson gave up a single in the bottom of the sixth inning to Aiyanna Bennett but the third out came when catcher Kalli Chelton threw out Bennett trying to steal second base.  

Both teams were quiet in the seventh inning and with the game tied at 3-3, Woodbridge opened the eighth inning at the plate. Seaford gave Payton Keeler the bag on an error and a double by Caroline Scott put both runners in scoring position. Spence was intentionally walked and Chelton’s double to center field emptied the bases for a 6-3 score.   

Seaford’s Hannah Moore came in to pitch and got the first two outs of the inning. Woodridge’s Laura Tatman reached on an error and Chelton scored for the seventh run of the game. Moore gave up hits to Parker Keeler and Laney Scott, but Payton Keeler hit into a fielder’s choice to end the inning.

In the final chance for Seaford, Rayford opened the bottom of the eighth inning with a walk and with one out Knowles singled. Evans struck out and with Hannah Moore at the plate, Rayford and Knowles advanced on a wild pitch. Moore hit a hard line drive that was gloved by Spence at third base for the final out and the Woodbridge win.