BOONSBORO - The Smithsburg softball team continues to use its flair for the dramatic in the Class 1A West tournament.
Tuesday, the Leopards scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth to come back and knock off South Hagerstown to advance. On Wednesday, Smithsburg didn't wait as long, but it found a new way to use the clutch.
Smithsburg unleashed an 11-hit attack, beginning with a two-out scoring rally in the third inning on the way to a 6-1 victory over Boonsboro in the region semifinals. Smithsburg hosts Beall in the region final on Friday at 4 p.m.
"The girls were pumped," Smithsburg coach Brian Getz said. "They came out ready to play."
Smithsburg broke through as Alyssa Reed got a two-out single in the third followed by a walk to Brittany Biser. Amy Miller and Candace Stanford unloaded back-to-back doubles to drive in three runs and the Leopards never looked back.