Rounup-North girls claim first win of season

May 07, 1999


Finally, North Hagerstown's softball team has something to smile about.

The Hubs scored their first win of the season Friday as Erin Ross hit the game-winning two-run single in the sixth inning for a 4-3 win over Smithsburg in the Monocacy Valley Athletic League.

"They wanted to get it ... the last game against them was close, and they knew could do it," North coach Tonya Houser said.

Smithsburg took a 2-0 lead in the first inning on five walks, and a single to center by Yuko Tanaka in the second drove in Renee Palmer for a 3-0 Leopards lead.


But North (1-17, 1-15) refused to fold. In the fourth, Amanda McGhee doubled, stole third and scored on a wild pitch. Danielle Danley then walked, and advanced to second on an out.

Danley then tried to steal third, and the throw sailed into left field, allowing her to score to bring the Hubs within 3-2.

North showed they weren't bluffing in the sixth. Jadah Zampelli and McGhee both singled, with Zampelli advancing to third on McGhee's hit. McGhee stole second, and after a strikeout, Ross singled to drive both runners in and lift the Hubs to the payoff.

"I said (to Ross) there's absolutely no pressure here," Houser said. "We just need a nice base hit ... go in there and do what you have to do.

"It was an earned win; they came out and played hard."

Walkersville 13, South 3

Amy Burdette tossed a two-hitter with 15 strikeouts and helped her cause with three hits as undefeated Walkersville downed South Hagerstown in MVAL action.

The No. 2 Lions (20-0, 17-0) used a nine-run third inning to put away the Rebels (7-11, 5-11). Sarah Ramsburg, Erin Hiltbrand, Angie McCracken and Melissa Kolb each had two hits for Walkersville.

Kari Belin had an RBI double and later scored on a fielder's choice to lead South.

Frederick 6, Linganore 2

FREDERICK, Md. - Candy Warden threw a two-hitter with 14 strikeouts as No. 4 Frederick won in the Central Maryland Conference.

Joyce Tsikerdanos had three hits and Warden had a two-run triple for the Cadets (14-4, 11-2).

Hancock 8, Berkeley Springs 4

HANCOCK - Two days after being blown out by Clear Spring, Hancock came back with a solid effort to down Berkeley Springs.

Alicia Barnard, Heidi Moats, Lauren Younker, Erica Winn, Monica Fox and Jayme Bartles all hit singles to lead the Panthers (8-8). Bethany Sterner allowed six hits in earning the win.

Middletown 3, Catoctin 0

THURMONT, Md. - Kelly Mogard and Laura Flook had two hits and Flook drove in two runs as No. 10 Middletown blanked No. 5 Catoctin in the MVAL.

Middletown improved to 11-7, 10-6 in the league. Catoctin is 12-6, 10-5.

Greencastle 12, Berm. Springs 2

YORK SPRINGS, Pa. - Jennifer Gentile (9-4) picked up the win, and helped her cause with two hits, three runs scored and two RBIs as No. 9 Greencastle-Antrim won in the Mid Penn Colonial.

Erica Bingaman had two hits and drove in two for the Blue Devils (12-5, 9-3).

Martinsburg 11, Goretti 1

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - On senior night, No. 6 Martinsburg scored six runs with two outs in the third inning to break open a 1-1 tie against St. Maria Goretti in an Apple Valley League game.

Brandi Rotruck hit a two-run triple in the third and added an RBI double in the fourth, while Mara Kafton had two hits and drove in one for the Bulldogs (19-7, 10-2). Christee Anderson (8-3) struck out 11 to earn the win.

Southern Fulton 6, Clear Spring 3

WARFORDSBURG, Pa. - Michelle Golden struck out 13 and didn't allow a walk as No. 3 Southern Fulton downed Clear Spring.

Jody Appel hit a two-run single in the second inning as Southern Fulton (12-2) went up, 4-1. Appel, Stephanie Mellott, Tia Hixon and Heather Smartt each finished with two hits.


Boonsboro 5, Brunswick 4

BOONSBORO - Jason Reeder, who finished with two hits, scored the winning run in the bottom of the eighth to lead No. 5 Boonsboro over No. 10 Brunswick in the MVAL.

The win keeps the Warriors (15-3, 14-2) one-half game behind Walkersville for the league title.

Brunswick (11-7, 10-6) took a one-run lead in the top of the inning when Chris Baugher and Willie McLane both doubled.

Josh Ryce led off the bottom of the frame with a single. Tyler Moser walked and Reeder reached on a bunt single to load the bases. After John Quail drew a one-out walk to tie the score, Keith Herbert hit a shot that shortstop Andy Maught snared. Maught threw home to cut down Moser.

Phil Physioc hit a bouncer toward the hole that Maught couldn't handle, allowing Reeder to score and end the game.

Preston Semler scattered four hits over five innings for the Warriors. Herbert (3-0) picked up the win in relief.

Ryce and Justin Mallott also had two hits for Boonsboro. Brad Gaither had three hits, including a home run, for the Railroaders. Maught and Willie McLane each had two hits.

Waynesboro 3, Big Spring 1

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Josh Downin improved to 6-0 with a complete-game five-hitter to lift No. 3 Waynesboro to a Mid Penn Commonwealth win.

Jason Walck had two hits and Brett Showalter had an RBI single for the Indians (13-4, 11-1).

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