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BOONSBORO -- The Boonsboro Warriors looked like a different team Friday against North Hagerstown than they did Wednesday against Smithsburg.
Still, they couldn't find a way to get it done.
North pitcher Rachel Thomas worked out of a jam in the seventh inning, stranding two Boonsboro runners to end the game as the Hubs beat the Warriors 3-1 in an MVAL Antietam game.
Thomas gave up 11 hits and struck out four in a complete-game effort. After allowing a single and double in the seventh to put the tying runs on base, she locked down the win by inducing two easy grounders to shortstop Shanan Plunkett.
"Rachel stayed ahead of the count, fooled batters, and went right after them," said North coach Amanda Fleming. "She came ready to win today."
The defense behind Thomas gave her plenty of help, as their vocal awareness of baserunners prevented any stolen bases. They avoided careless mistakes in a close game where one error could have blown it open.