MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Hedgesville pitcher Jessica Shade can't pinpoint what it will take to beat Martinsburg: "A couple more hits?," she said Tuesday. "Throw it a little harder? I don't know."
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Right now, she's in pretty good company.
The No. 3 Bulldogs did it again in the winner's bracket of the Class AAA Region II Section 2 tournament, scratching out a run in the third and playing solid defense to beat the Eagles 1-0 at Charlotte Prather Park and keep their undefeated record.
"When you're not having a good night at the plate, sometimes you'll take it back on the field with you," Martinsburg coach Mike Mackey said. "We didn't do that tonight."
The Bulldogs (23-0), ranked No. 23 in the country in this week's USA Today poll, got 10 more strikeouts from Christee Anderson, but it was Martinsburg's defense that impressed Hedgesville coach Sparky Anderson.