Warriors practice what they preach

May 04, 2006|by JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent

The motto of the Boonsboro softball team is "Practice with a purpose; play with a passion."

The Warriors practiced what they preach Wednesday in a 7-2 MVAL Antietam victory over host South Hagerstown.

"I was proud of our girls for picking each other up when somebody was down," Boonsboro coach Lisa Lewis said. "They are very supportive and they work together well."

Boonsboro senior pitcher Sam Frew gave up no earned runs and just six hits to get the complete-game win.

"Sam Frew pitched well," Lewis said. "She is throwing hard and she works her pitches inside and outside. She pitches with a lot of confidence."

"They were coming up close to the plate, so I jammed them with some inside pitches," said Frew, who improved to 4-4. "That helped me to get a few outs. I really enjoy playing with my teammates. There are a lot of seniors that have played together for a long while."


Katelyn Patrey, Jess Ambrose and Jamie Donato scored two runs apiece for Boonsboro (8-7, 8-4).

Caitlyn Selby scored the other run when she belted a solo homer to left, while Bridgette Ringley added a two-run single for the Warriors.

Rebels pitcher Brianna Hammond allowed only one earned run and five hits in seven innings. Hammond also had three of the six hits for South (5-9, 5-8).

The Warriors snapped a scoreless tie with three runs in the top of the third inning. The bases were loaded with two outs when Selby hit a ground ball that went past two fielders and all the way to the outfield fence, enabling all three baserunners to score.

The Rebels closed the gap to 3-2 with two runs in the fourth on an RBI double by Hammond and an RBI single by Sarah Mertz.

But the Warriors answered back with three more runs in the fifth on an RBI infield single by Donato and Ringley's two-run single to stretch their lead to 6-2.

The Warriors got their final run in the seventh on Selby's solo homer.

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