Varsity baseball falls to Western Albemarle


Nolan Henry

The varsity baseball team lines up for pregame announcements and the national anthem during a game earlier this season.

Autumn Sinnett, Staff Reporter

The Harrisonburg varsity baseball team competed against the Western Albemarle Warriors Monday, May 2.

The top of the first inning started off with Harrisonburg senior Dylan Burnette getting hit by a pitch earning a place on first base. Burnette later made it home, placing the first score of the night on the board, but by the end of the first inning, Harrisonburg was down 4-1. 

In the top of the second inning, sophomore Sawyer Hook went on a run for the Blue Streaks.

“Getting the team a run gives you a lot of adrenaline and it’s exciting for both yourself and your teammates,” Hook said.

In the bottom of the second inning, Western Albemarle added a run to the board, allowing them to go into the third inning up 5-2. 

In the fourth inning, the Western Albemarle Warriors added another point to their lead. 

The fifth inning was slower paced than the previous four, ending with an unchanged scoreboard. The score now at 7-3 with Western Albemarle in the lead.

In the sixth inning, Western Albemarle widened their lead by six runs which ended the game due to the slaughter rule. 

In spite of the Blue Streaks 13-3 loss, they will play again tonight when they host the Broadway Gobblers for senior night. The game will begin at 6 p.m..