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South swings, does not miss in win

May 03, 2007|by JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent

BOONSBORO - When every player in the batting order gets a hit - as South Hagerstown did Wednesday - the game of softball becomes easy.

The Rebels' offensive firepower paved the way to a 12-1 thumping of Boonsboro in the MVAL Antietam.

"We played well and we hit the ball like we should be," South coach Angie McQuillen said. "We were aggressive at the plate. In a couple of games, we hit the ball well, but it was right at people. Today, we were able to find the gaps."

The Rebels (5-10, 4-9) finished with 16 hits. Junior shortstop Brittany Hyatt reached base five times and scored four runs, ripping a pair of doubles, including a three-run two-bagger in the seventh inning.

"Our offense was great today," Hyatt said. "That was what we have been having trouble with. We were concentrating and we made sure that we did what we had to do."

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Bri Hammond finished with three hits and two RBIs for the Rebels. Desiree Giffin, Amy Clipp and Sarah Mertz added two hits each. Jodi Sneckenberger and Clipp each drove in two runs.

Rebels pitcher Chelsea Showe went the distance, allowing four hits.

"Chelsea pitched well," McQuillen said. "She is usually pretty consistent. Tonight, we played defense behind her pretty well."

Boonsboro (5-9, 5-7) got its only run in the second when Courtney Long scored on an RBI single by Karley Kaetzel.

"I think when South started hitting, we instantly got down and we couldn't pull ourselves back out of it," Boonsboro coach Lisa Lewis said. "It seems like when we don't hit well, it sets the pace for the rest of the game."

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