The South Hagerstown softball team found balance between patience and eagerness Friday against North Hagerstown.
The Rebels drew three walks in a three-run first inning and batted around in the fifth inning to roll to an 8-2 MVAL Antietam victory.
South (6-10, 5-9) had four first-pitch hits and batted around in its five-run fifth.
"They're always told to be aggressive like that," said South coach Angie McQuillen. "Sometimes they listen, sometimes they don't."
The Rebels put five runners on base before the Hubs (8-8, 7-6) recorded an out in the fifth. Allison Grove and Mallory White each singled to open the inning and Sarah Mertz loaded the bases when North botched a fielder's choice.
Desiree Giffin doubled to right field to drive in two runs and Brittany Hyatt followed with a run-scoring single to put the Rebels ahead 6-0. Amy Clipp had an RBI groundout and Jodi Sneckenberger added an RBI single to up the lead to 8-0.