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Fowler leads South to rout in round one

May 13, 2003|by CELESTE SHEPPARD/Staff Correspondent

Sophomore pitcher Jamie Fowler led South Hagerstown to a 12-0 five-inning win over Westmar in the first round of the Class 1A West playoffs on Monday.

Fowler struck out 11 while allowing one hit and four walks in a complete-game effort.

Westmar threatened in the first inning with two runners in scoring position, but Fowler got out of the inning with a pair of strikeouts.

"Jamie moved the ball around well," said South coach Sabrina McCoy. "She was on today."

While South's pitcher controlled the game, Westmar's couldn't find the plate. The Rebels drew 13 walks, walking in three runs in the second inning without a hit.

McCoy said it was important for her team to stay patient at the plate.

"The girls got too anxious to get a hit a couple of times," said McCoy. "I told them to wait for the pitch they really wanted."

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The South bats came alive in the fourth, as the Rebels hit four singles and scored six runs to put the game out of reach, highlighted by Fowler's three-run single.

Ashley Atkinson went 2-for-2 with a walk, RBI and three runs scored for South, while Kara Williamson went 1-for-1 with two runs, an RBI and two walks.

The Rebels travel to Smithsburg today for a 4 p.m. quarterfinals matchup.

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