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Preps Area Roundup

April 21, 2007

·PREP SOFTBALL

BOONSBORO - Boonsboro softball coach Lisa Lewis used a pre-game conference to try to motivate the Warriors to a fast start.

It worked. The Warriors' six-run rally in the first inning paved the way to a five-inning, 10-0 victory over Clear Spring on Friday in an MVAL Antietam game.

"I talked to the girls before the game and I wanted them to come out and get ahead," Lewis said. "We have done well with our hitting. It just seems that a lot of our hitting has come late in the game. We need to start hitting earlier in the game. Today, we were able to do that."

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Katie Marshall singled to left and Breanne Lohman walked to start the Warriors' rally. One out later, Jaime Donato walked to load the bases. Courtney Long and Alison Griffith each hit RBI singles to center to make it 2-0.

Three infield errors by the Blazers allowed Courtney Alves, Jetta Williams and Marshall to reach base and four more runs to score.

"That made us more relaxed, and we played much better," Lewis said. "We hit well. We dominated right off the bat with our bats, which made the difference in the game. We were able to produce a lot of runs today."

Long had two hits and Lohman scored three runs for Boonsboro (4-5, 4-3). Marshall and Donato scored two runs each.

Boonsboro junior Bridgette Ringley (4-5) tossed a five-hitter without a walk.

"I am really glad that our team was hitting today," Ringley said. "That really helped me out. It made me more confident on the mound. I wasn't worried about being in a tight situation. Our defense also played good."

"Bridgette does well," Lewis said. "She has a lot of pitches that she uses. She moves the ball well and she keeps the hitters off-balance."

Maggie Wolford had two hits for Clear Spring (2-7, 1-6).

"You have to hit, catch and run," Blazers coach Ron Baker said. "We couldn't do any of those today. We were up against a team with more desire and they took advantage of every mistake we made. We had two hits back-to-back in the fourth inning and that was the only shining moment. I can't see any bright spots."

Clear Spring committed two errors in the second inning and two more in the third, surrendering three more runs.

Lohman led off the fifth with a double to center, took third on Ringley's groundout and scored on Donato's groundout to end the game by the 10-run rule.

- Jack Hill III

Staff Correspondent

No. 3 Greencastle 4, Boiling Springs 3

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Brittany Main tripled in the game-tying run and scored the game-winner on a wild pitch in the bottom of the seventh, and the Blue Devils defeated Boiling Springs (6-3, 4-2) in a Mid-Penn Capital game.

Sarah Signore struck out 15 in the complete-game win and Rochelle Christman homered for the Blue Devils (7-2, 5-1).

Shippensburg 5, No. 4 Waynesboro 4

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Taryn Ashway struck out 10 with no walks, but it was not enough as the Maidens fell to Shippensburg in a Mid-Penn Colonial game.

Ashway, Emily Wilson and Boo Kuhn had two hits each for Waynesboro (5-2, 4-1).

Catoctin 5, Williamsport 1

WILLIAMSPORT - Jessica Patey and Casey Siler each had a double for the Wildcats (7-3, 5-2) in an MVAL Antietam loss to Catoctin.

Smithsburg 7, North Hagerstown 3

SMITHSBURG - Bethany Garnand struck out 12 to lead the Leopards to an MVAL Antietam victory.

Jennifer Gladhill was 2-for-3 with an RBI, Jessica Morley was 2-for-3, Stevie Markovich had two RBIs and T'Bony Jewell was 2-for-4 for Smithsburg (2-7, 1-6)

Tanaishia Russ was 2-for-4 for North Hagerstown (5-5, 4-3).

Brunswick 7, South Hagerstown 5

Brittany Hyatt went 3-for-4 and scored three runs to lead South Hagerstown in an MVAL Antietam loss to Brunswick.

Desiree Giffin had three hits and Amy Clipp had two hits for the Rebels (3-7, 2-6).

McConnellsburg 11, Goretti 6

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Ashley Peck allowed two earned runs and struck out six in 6 2/3 innings as McConnellsburg defeated St. Maria Goretti (3-8).

Peck and Lisa DeShong each had two hits for the Spartans (1-5).

So. Fulton 15, Forbes Road 0

WARFORDSBURG, Pa. - Keri Schriever drove in two runs for the Indians (7-2, 3-2), who took advantage of 13 walks and four hit batters for a blowout victory in the Sideling Hill League.




·PREP BASEBALL

No. 2 South Hagerstown 11, Brunswick 1

Tim Hamilton had two hits, including a home run, and three RBIs, and the Rebels used a four-run third and a seven-run sixth to beat the Railroaders (3-5, 4-8) in the MVAL Antietam.

Brock Jamison struck out 11 and allowed two hits in five innings to pick up the win. Zeke Ricketts added two hits for South (8-1, 6-0).

No. 3 Waynesboro 10, Shippensburg 0

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - John Brunner pitched a shutout in his first varsity start to lead the Indians over Shippensburg (5-4, 3-3) in a Mid-Penn Colonial game.

Brunner, Brenton Kopecek and Matt Anderson each had two hits and Chris Arendt had three RBIs for the Indians (8-2, 6-0).

No. 4 Chambersburg 7, Carlisle 4

CARLISLE, Pa. - Brandon Massimilla had two hits and two RBIs to lead Chambersburg over Carlisle in a Mid-Penn Commonwealth game.

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