The North Hagerstown softball team used a combination of ingredients Friday afternoon to blank visiting cross-town rival South Hagerstown 5-0 in an MVAL Piedmont game.
North senior Ashley McCallister turned in a masterful pitching performance, shutting the Rebels down on four hits, while her defense played extremely well.
South junior pitcher Chelsea Showe didn't enjoy the same type of support. The Rebels committed three errors in the first inning -- leading to three unearned runs for North -- and that proved to be more than enough for McCallister.
"She pitched a great game and our defense really played well," North coach Amanda Fleming said. "We're still not hitting the ball as well as I would like. We have a week off now between games and we'll be working on the offense, for sure."