Sometimes it's not the spectacular things that win games, it's the necessary ones.
The North Hagerstown softball team got early offense and solid pitching, definitely necessary things, and turned them into a 7-3 victory over city rival South Hagerstown on Wednesday to split the season series.
North's Sierra Routzahn allowed just one earned run and scattered six hits in her first complete game of the season for the Hubs (4-16, 3-15 MVAL).
"I just threw strikes," Routzahn said. "I felt like that I was in control for the whole time. I think that we all played good as a team. ... It was a good win going into the region tournament."