Hawks salvage split of softball doubleheader

April 03, 2010


Cecil 1-2, HCC 0-4

NORTH EAST, Md. -- Katie Kesecker hit a sacrifice fly to start a two-run rally in the seventh inning of the nightcap to give Hagerstown Community College a split of a Maryland JuCo Conference doubleheader.

Christina Mehaffie and Brittany Larrick led off with singles and advanced on a passed ball before Kesecker's fly broke the 2-2 tie. Larrick scored the insurance run on a passed ball.

Mehaffie led the Hawks (6-6, 6-4) with two hits and an RBI. She earned the victory in the circle with a four-hit effort with two strikeouts and a walk.


In the opener, HCC committed two of its three errors in the third inning to help Cecil score the only run of the game. Alexus McManaway singled, took second on an error and came around to score on another single and error.

Cecil pitcher Katie Ferguson held HCC to four hits while striking out 16.

First Game
HCC 000 000 0 -- 0 4 3
Cecil 001 000 x -- 1 5 0

Kesecker and Myers. Ferguson and Walter. WP -- Ferguson. LP -- Kesecker (1-3).
Second Game
HCC 000 020 2 -- 4 6 2
Cecil 000 200 0 -- 2 4 1

Mehaffie and Larrick. McManaway and Carrou. WP -- Mehaffie (4-2). LP -- McManaway.

Charleston 2-3, Shepherd 1-5

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Shepherd University (19-7, 5-3) split a West Virginia Conference doubleheader at Charleston. No game details are available.


Concord 11, Shepherd 3

ATHENS, W.Va. -- Concord University used a 13-hit attack to defeat Shepherd University in the West Virginia Conference.

Junior third baseman Brian Collins, a Jefferson graduate, hit a two-run home run for the Rams (10-15). Sophomore first baseman Nathan Minnich, a Waynesboro graduate, went 2-for-5 with an RBI double, while senior outfielder Chris Szafran added two hits.

Kreiger hits game-winner

SALISBURY, Md. -- North Hagerstown graduate Fred Kreiger delivered a big hit for Salisbury in a 4-3 win over Wesley College.

Kreiger, a junior, smacked a two-out single with the bases loaded in the ninth for the win.

St. Maria Goretti graduate Tim Kellinger also had an RBI single in the game.


Grace Academy 11, Shenandoah Christian 1

Andrew Michael had four hits and three RBIs, and the Knights used 18 hits to earn their first victory of the season.

Zack Morgan had three hits and Russell Herman and Caleb Serafini each added two hits for Grace (1-2). Kenny Frederickson drove in two runs.

Shenandoah 001 000 -- 1 3 2
Grace 234 101 -- 11 18 1

Jones, Braun-Duin (2), Powell (5) and Nicewarner. Hykes, Herman (3) and Buwalda. WP -- Herman (1-0). LP -- Jones.

Musselman 6, Hedgesville 3

INWOOD, W.Va. -- Evan Woolum had a good day for Musselman as the Applemen defeated Hedgesville.

Woolum went 5 1/3 innings and picked up the victory, allowing two earned runs. At the plate, Woolum hit a single, double and triple and drove in a pair of runs for Musselman (5-1).

Huey Hite took the loss for Hedgesville (5-4).

Hedgesville 020 100 0 -- 3 7 2
Musselman 002 040 x -- 6 7 3

Hite, Chenoweth (5), Coulter (6) and Ebersole. Woolum, Hunter (6) and LaRose. WP--Woolum. LP--Hite.


Saint James 11, Maret 7

WASHINGTON -- Ben Louderback scored four goals and Hal Smith added three goals as the Saints remained undefeated.

Andrew Ludwick had two goals and three assists, and Ryan Doyle, Nate Lowery and Nick Dawson each added assists for Saint James (5-0). Doyle and Louderback each had an assist.


Boonsboro 13, North Hagerstown 9

Boonsboro: Fred Funke 4 goals, assist; Caleb Jardeleza 2 goals, 2 assists; Caleb Grove 2 goals, assist; Justin Jardeleza 2 goals; Rex Lgore goal, assist; AndrewGreen, Bobby Harwood goal each; Zack Baker, Rusty Kopp 5 saves each.

North: Drew Brooks 3 goals; Teddy Beachley, Alex Unger 2 goals each; Peter Perini, Gabe Philip goal each; David Paddock 8 saves.


Boonsboro 11, North Hagerstown 3

Boonsboro: Tori Poffenberger 5 goals, assist; Alex Green 2 goals, assist; Natalii Pitts 2 goals; Tiffany Rhorer goal, assist; Nicole Henderson goal; Kara Reece 3 saves; Katie Gordon 2 saves.

North: Jess Wivell, Deanna Brunner, Sid Bridenstine goal each; Krista Krilew 5 saves.


Southern Fulton 115, West Branch 34

Everett 79, Southern Fulton 70


Southern Fulton winners: 4x800 relay (time not available); Shot put -- Keebaugh, 38-5 1/2; Javelin -- Meyer, 138-11; Pole vault -- Cross, 9 feet.


Southern Fulton 86, West Branch 56

Everett 87.5, Southern Fulton 61.5


Southern Fulton winners: 200 -- Mellott, 30.2; 400 -- Bard, 1:02.8; 800 -- Bard, 2:37.2; 1,600 -- Hollenshead, 5:34.7; 100 hurdles -- Truax, 17.7; 300 hurdles -- Covalt, 54.9; 4x400 relay -- 4:36.9; Javelin -- Strait, 78-10; Long jump -- Hollenshead, 14-1.


Peddie School 203, Hun School 203, Mercersburg Academy 223


Mercersburg: Chuck Mellott 41, Otto Bunjapamai 43.


Saint James 6, Jefferson 1


WACO's Lightning, Twisters win tournament titles

The WACO Juniors 17U Lightning won the Gettysburg Bullet Blast 17-18 tournament at Gettysburg College on March 21. The Lightning went 6-2 in pool-play games, then defeated the CVVC 17 VIpers 25-22 in the quarterfinals, the CVVC 18 Fierce 27-25, 25-20 in the semifinals and the MVSA Blizzard 21-25, 25-22, 15-7 for the title. The Lightning were led by Lily Pinkham (60 kills, 26 digs), Katie Sprecher (54 kills), Autumn Fisher (15 blocks), Taylor Belella (121 assists) and Trisha Leigh (57 digs).

The WACO Juniors 13U Twisters won the MVSA 13s Invitational in Boyds, Md., on March 28. The Twisters went 8-2 in 10 games. They were led by Zoe Schreiber (24 kills, 17 aces), Brianna Haugh (21 aces), Alexis Evans (25 digs) and Payton Belella (24 digs).

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