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North rebounds to knock off Clear Spring

April 04, 2008|By JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent

The North Hagerstown softball team bounced back from a shutout loss to Middletown on Wednesday with a 5-4 home victory over Clear Spring on Thursday afternoon.

"I am proud of the girls for going out with a win today," North coach Amanda Fleming said. "I think we hit the ball better today than we have in our last couple of games. There were a lot of key hits."

Destanie Agee and Caroline Kreiger had two hits each for North (4-3). Agee also added two RBIs.

"I was impressed with North's hitting," Clear Spring coach Ron Baker said. "We made a few errors. We let a few runners advance on the bases and they eventually scored. We didn't play as well as we are capable of playing."

North Hagerstown got on the scoreboard first in the bottom of the first inning. With one out, Kreiger singled to center and stole second. One out later, Kreiger scored when Shanan Plunkett doubled to left.

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Clear Spring (1-3) tied the score at 1 in the top of the second when Amanda Yost doubled to left with one out and scored when Lindsay Trumpower reached on an infield error.

The Hubs took a 2-1 lead in the second. With one out, Rachel Amalfitano reached on an infield single and took second on Amelia Plank's groundout to second. After Courtney Bowlus walked, Agee doubled to left to score Amalfitano.

North Hagerstown added another run in the third when Schnee Keller doubled to center with two outs and scored on a single to center by Tanaishia Russ.

The Hubs got their last two runs in the fourth. Plank singled, stole second and eventually scored on a double to center by Agee. Agee later scored when Alyssa Collier reached on an infield error.

The Blazers scored a pair of runs in the fifth on a pair of bases-loaded walks before getting their final run in the seventh on a groundout.

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