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Blazers start slowly, roll Williamsport

April 13, 2010|By WILL ROBINSON/Staff Correspondent

WILLIAMSPORT -- It took some time for Clear Spring's hitters to get to Williamsport pitcher Alexis Fisher on Monday.

Patience paid off for the Blazers, scoring four runs in the fourth inning and 10 more in the fifth as they beat the Wildcats 15-2 in an MVAL Antietam game.

Through three innings, Fisher (4-2) was a machine, striking out five and walking two while giving up only one run. She even staked herself to a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the third with a homer to left-center.

But in the fourth, the Blazers (7-1, 4-1) did start getting to Fisher. Two errors and a two-run single by Damara McDonough gave Clear Spring a 5-2 lead.

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In the fifth, the Blazers put it away, touching Fisher for eight hits.

"It was just one of those nights where the wheels came off," said Williamsport coach Tom Dzur, "We're going to regroup. We've just got to put it behind us."

McDonough drove in three runs for the Blazers, while Heather Schlotterbeck and Jenna Knable each scored three runs.

"Our batters stepped up tonight, especially with bunting. Small ball worked tonight," Clear Spring coac Ron Baker said.

Fisher's counterpart Amber Forrest (2-0) had a much easier time against Williamsport's bats, allowing two runs on four hits, while walking two and fanning five.

"We give her the spots, and all we ask her to do is execute," said Baker.

The Blazers defense was solid in support of Forrest, committing just one error. Center fielder Haley Thorn made the play of the game, robbing Williamsport's Kayla Ewing of a home run.

Clear Spring 15, Williamsport 2
Clear Spring 001 4(10) -- 15 13 1
Williamsport 011 00 -- 2 4 4

Forrest and Leizear. Fisher and Ewing. WP -- Forrest (2-0). LP -- Fisher (4-2). HR -- W: Fisher (3rd, none on).

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