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Roundup - HCC swept away by Anne Arundel

April 07, 2005

COLLEGE SOFTBALL



Hagerstown Community College dropped both games of a Maryland JuCo Conference softball doubleheader Wednesday to the Anne Arundel Pioneers, 10-2 and 6-5.

HCC made five errors on the day - four in the first game.

"We're a young team," HCC coach David Brooks said. "We have to take care of the ball better. In the Maryland JuCo, you're going to go up against good teams every day. If you let your guard down, they'll come up and bite you. Anne Arundel did that today. Once I can convince these freshmen to play with confidence, we'll start winning a lot of games."

HCC (6-4) came back from a 3-1 deficit in the second game by scoring three runs in the top of the fifth inning. With one out, the Hawks loaded bases on three straight walks. Dee Brown followed with a single to center to drive in Jess Stough. Cherrae Freeman came home on a wild pitch. Amy Miller, who had three hits, hit a sacrifice fly to left to score Tawnya Blair.

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The Pioneers (8-9) came back to even the score with a run in the bottom of the fifth, then took the lead for good with two more runs in the sixth.

Anne Arundel's Danee Martinez went 3-for-3 and drove in four runs, giving her a league-leading 32 RBI.

In the first game, Ashley Kimble was 3-for-3 with four RBI and two runs scored for the Pioneers.

"We were fortunate to get out of here with that second win," Anne Arundel coach Don Bishoff said. "They gave us a dogfight right to the end. Today was the hardest that we have hit the ball all year. Our offense is starting to come alive."

- By JACK HILL III, Staff Correspondent




COLLEGE BASEBALL



Garrett 11, Hagerstown 9


McHENRY, Md. - Hagerstown Community College squandered a early five-run lead despite a pair of home runs by Robbie Davis as the Hawks fell to Garrett Community College.

Davis' two-run blast in the first helped Hagerstown (14-8) to forge a 5-0 lead after two innings. The Hawks ran into trouble in the fourth and fifth innings when a pair of errors and home runs by Burt Tomoford and Brandon Benson led to nine runs for Garrett to give the Lakers a 10-6 lead.

Matt Tederick's two-run double in the ninth pulled HCC to within two, but it got no closer. Andy Taylor had two hits and two RBI and Kyle Robinson added two hits.




PREP BASEBALL



Williamsport 7, South Hagerstown 4


Williamsport took advantage of seven South Hagerstown errors - including five during a five-run fourth inning - as the Wildcats downed the Rebels in the MVAL Antietam.

Phillip Jordan led the Wildcats (6-1, 3-1) with three hits, while Corey Broadwater added two. Ryan Heavner went the distance and struck out seven for the win.

Jordan Beard had two hits and Josh Dowler added a two-run double for the Rebels (1-3, 1-3), who have committed 12 errors in three losses this season.

Waynesboro 8, Big Spring 6


NEWVILLE, Pa. - Nick Wagaman's bases-loaded two-run single in the sixth inning sparked a five-run rally that helped Waynesboro edge Big Spring in the Mid-Penn Colonial.

Ryan Hight and Josh Mummert each added RBI singles during the rally for the Indians (3-0, 2-0). Mummert and Scott Livengood each finished with two hits.

Wagaman entered the game in the third and scattered three hits over the final 4 2/3 innings for his second straight win out of the relief role.

Eli Macoy led Big Spring with three hits.

Chambersburg 13, CD East 4


COLONIAL PARK, Pa. - Josh Frye had three hits, including a home run, and four RBI to lead Chambersburg past Central Dauphin East in Mid-Penn Commonwealth action.

Jared Olson walked three, hit another and gave up four runs in the first inning, but settled down and did not allow another run. Olson finished with eight strikeouts in six innings.

Josh Truman, Jared Olson, Ryan Lehman and Austin McNew each had two hits for the Trojans (3-1, 2-0).

Mercersburg 21, Hancock 2


HANCOCK - Josh Davis and Garett Fix each homered in the first inning to spark Mercersburg Academy to nine runs as the Blue Storm piled up 17 hits to rout Hancock.

Josh Edgin had three hits, including a three-run home run in a 10-run fourth inning for the Blue Storm (2-0). Davis added a double and two RBI, while Cord Heine had two hits and drove in two runs.

N. Hagerstown 12, Catoctin 3


THURMONT, Md. - Chris Grove had two hits and four RBI to lead North Hagerstown to an easy win over Catoctin in the MVAL Antietam Conference.

Freddy Kreiger added two hits and three RBI for the Hubs (5-5, 3-1), who capitalized on Catoctin pitchers giving up 12 walks, while Justin Weaver and Jimmy Connor each added two hits. Kent Worthington struck out three and allowed no earned runs for the Hubs (5-3, 3-1).

Danny Miller had two RBI for the Cougars (4-2, 2-2).

Boonsboro 4, Clear Spring 1


CLEAR SPRING - Jere Mills had two RBI for Boonsboro as it slipped past Clear Spring in an MVAL Antietam matchup.

Corey Robinson added an RBI triple for the Indians (5-1, 4-0) while Zac Shifler struck out five.

Danny Reed collected two hits for the Blazers.

Martinsburg 13, Broadway 4


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