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Hawks' title hopes take pair of hits

April 26, 2003|by JACK HILL III

The Hagerstown Community College Hawks had a chance Friday to win their 20th game of the season and remain in contention for a Maryland JuCo title.

Twenty wins will have to wait, and any hopes of a conference crown were dashed by the Anne Arundel Pioneers, who got a no-hitter from Tina Willis in the second game of a doubleheader sweep, 7-1 and 8-0.

"We hit a bump in the road today," HCC coach Brian Beck said. "But we have been emphasizing to stick together as a team. The girls are playing really well lately, and we are going into the tournament in a pretty good situation."

Willis, who leads the conference with an 0.87 ERA and 111 strikeouts this season, gave up one walk and struck out seven in five innings. Anne Arundel took charge early, scoring seven runs in the first.

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In the first game, Anne Arundel's Denise Schultheis got the complete-game win, allowing two walks while striking out seven.

The Hawks (19-10, 11-5) got their only run in the sixth when Brandi Drummond reached on an infield single and scored on Amanda McGhee's triple to the left-field corner.

"We have seven kids hitting above .300, and we have two strong pitchers," Anne Arundel coach Don Bishoff said.

Christina Bounelis finished 5-for-6 with five RBI for the Pioneers (24-3, 11-1).

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