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Indians Scalp Panthers

March 29, 2001|By JACK HILL III

Indians Scalp Panthers



HANCOCK - After having several postponements during the early part of the regular season, the Berkeley Springs softball team was just anxious to get outside and play ball.

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The Indians made the most out of every opportunity that came their way as they beat the Hancock Panthers 9-2 on Wednesday afternoon.

"We have had so many games called off," Berkeley Springs coach Greg Brown said. "We just wanted to get outside and we were chomping at the bit. I think that we would have hit anybody today. I was real pleased with the way that we jumped on them early. Then, that four-run sixth inning was a big help."

Senior pitcher Ashley Waugh did not surrender an earned run as she fired a two-hitter with seven strikeouts in seven innings to get the win for Berkeley Springs.

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"I just came out here thinking that I was going to win and I pitched the best that I could," Waugh said. "I had a goal to come out and beat Hancock, because they beat us in a key regular-season game last year. I felt that they didn't swing the bats a whole lot. I just came in and threw strikes. I worked the plate really well."

Waugh was proud of her teammates for giving her the different types of support that she needed.

"Our team worked really well together," Waugh added. "My teammates backed me up with both their bats and their gloves. My teammates talk all the time and never give up."

Waugh helped herself out with three RBIs. Senior catcher Tiffany Creek added three hits and two RBIs, while sophomore outfielder Julie Scherpf finished with three runs scored, two hits and one RBI for Berkeley Springs (2-1). Senior third baseman Dusty McClintock got two hits for the Indians.

Only one of the nine runs that Panthers' pitcher Bethany Sterner gave up was earned as Berkeley Springs took advantage of five errors committed by Hancock (1-1).

The Indians scored two runs in the top of the first inning and three more runs in the second for an early 5-0 lead. The Indians added four runs in the top of the sixth to boost their lead to 9-0.

The Panthers got their only two runs in the bottom of the sixth.

"I give Berkeley Springs credit," Hancock coach Kim Horvath said. "They just played a good overall game. They hit the ball hard and they capitalized on our mistakes."

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