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Warriors's win is a matter of Destinee

May 01, 2004|by JACK HILL III

Destinee Olden got the chance to live up to her first name on Friday.

Olden allowed two runs in seven innings to take full advantage of Boonsboro's six-run second inning, leading the Warriors to a 8-2 victory over Williamsport Friday in a MVAL Antietam softball game.

"Destinee Olden is finally getting an opportunity to show her talent as a pitcher," Boonsboro coach John O'Neal said. "She did an exceptional job tonight. She kept her composure even though there were runners in scoring position."

Olden got support from Britnee Harbaugh, who had two hits and two RBI and Caroline Woodhams, who added two hits for the Warriors (5-9, 4-5). Catilyn Selby scored twice for Boonsboro.

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The Warriors erased a 2-0 deficit in the second. Selby drew a leadoff walk before Jessi Ambrose singled to left and Susan Hornsby walked to load the bases. Jessica Seabright drew a bases-loaded walk and Ambrose scored on a wild pitch to tie the score as the other runners advanced.

Harbaugh's two-run single put Boonsboro ahead. The Warriors reloaded the bases before Harbaugh scored on a passed ball and Woodhams scored on Janet Cole's grounder.

"We played a good team game," O'Neal said. "The bottom of our order started our big second inning. The top of the order did their job in knocking them in. We were led on defense by our two seniors - second baseman Britnee Harbaugh and catcher Amanda Coe. We are finally starting to jell as a team."

The Warriors added two runs in the fifth on Selby's RBI single to left. She eventually scored with the help of a wild pitch and a throwing error.

Leadoff batter Adrienne Munoz had two hits for Williamsport (7-8, 5-6).

The Wildcats did all their scoring in the top of the first. Munoz led off with a single to center, moved to second on a wild pitch and scored on Staci Grabill's single to left. Grabill scored two outs later on Sarah Hardin's single.

"In the last few games, we have had that one bad inning that has really hurt us," Williamsport coach Tom Dzur said. "We have got to overcome that one bad inning."

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