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South keeps its aluminum warm to win

April 05, 2002|BY JACK HILL III

Thursday was a cold day, at least for April. And the bats of the South Hagerstown softball team were red hot, espeically for the second game of the season.

The Rebels, sparked by a nine-run first inning and a three-run homer from Allison Wine in the fourth, jumped on Boonsboro early and often for a 17-7 victory in the Monocacy Valley Athletic League that gave them their first win of the year.

"It was exciting," Wine said. "I got a good pitch that was on the high outside corner of the strike zone. I was waiting for it.

"In the last game, we really didn't get the bats going. So, I am glad to see that we got them going for this game."

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South Hagerstown coach Sabrina McCoy was impressed with Wine's home run.

"Allison Wine hit that ball solid," McCoy said. "That was a beautiful swing. That put a spark right there for the rest of the team. I feel that our seniors are stepping up right now. That is what our team needs."

Heather White sealed the 10-run victory for the Rebels (1-1, 1-1) when she singled home Lindsay Kline with one out in the bottom of the sixth. White ended up with two RBI.

Kelly Renner added three hits and two RBI, while Mallory Tsetsilas also knocked in two runs for South. Freshman pitcher Jamie Fowler struck out 11.

"I think that our players stepped up and did a nice job behind Jamie Fowler," McCoy said. "I was pleasantly surprised that we came out and hit that well. It was a team effort. I can't say that anybody had an off day. If we continue to hit that well, hopefully, we can have a winning record."

The Rebels had a pair of big innings as they scored nine runs during the first and added five more runs in the fourth.

Andi Changuris had two hits and Amanda Coe added two RBI for Boonsboro (1-4, 1-2).

South 17, Boonsboro 7

Boonsboro 132 010 - 7 5 6

South 902 501 - 17 11 3

Hammersla and Changuris. Fowler and Dofflemeyer. WP-Fowler (1-1). LP-Hammersla (1-3).

HR-SH: Wine (4th, two on).

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