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Indians' hits, Gaels' errors lead to twinbill sweep

March 26, 2006|By JACK HILL III

Amanda Waltman threw a three-hitter with 11 strikeouts to lead Berkeley Springs to an 11-1 victory over St. Maria Goretti in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday at Goretti.

Waltman followed up that performance with a pair of home runs in the second game as the Indians completed the sweep with a 9-0 win.

For the day, Waltman was 7-for-8 with five RBI for the Indians (4-1).

"Last night, I took some extra batting practice," Waltman said. "I hadn't been hitting so well. I am really glad that I took that extra practice."

Waltman (2-0) did not allow a walk in the first game, which was stopped after five innings due to the 10-run rule.

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Samantha Zahnow (1-1) gave up two hits in five scoreless innings in the nightcap before giving way to Katie Kesecker, who threw two scoreless innings, allowing just one hit.

"I thought that Amanda Waltman did an excellent job," Berkeley Springs coach Greg Brown said. "She was around the plate all day. Samantha Zahnow has been giving us three or four good innings, then she starts to lose it a little bit, but we have Katie Kesecker to finish up."

Zahnow was 5-for-8 on the day for the Indians, who had 26 hits in the two games.

The Gaels (1-3) didn't help themselves in the field, committing 10 errors in the doubleheader.

"Other than a couple of errors, both of those games could have been very competitive," St. Maria Goretti coach Sandi Michaels said. "Berkeley Springs took advantage of our errors and that was the difference in both games. Our errors cost us the games."

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