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Ewing's double gives Hawks a victory

March 31, 2012

Saturday, March 31, 2012

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

Kayla Ewing’s RBI double in the bottom of the eighth inning gave Hagerstown Community College a 6-5 victory over Anne Arundel in the Hawks’ second game of their mixer on Saturday.

HCC tied the game on a pair of passed balls before Carly Mowen singled for the last of her three hits in the game. She took second on a passed ball, setting the stage for Ewing, who finished with three hits and two RBIs.

In an earlier game, the Hawks fell 3-2 to Mercyhurst. Mullin had two hits, including a two-run home run in the seventh inning that got HCC within a run, but Mercyhurst held on.

Mercyhurst 3, HCC 2
Mercyhurst    002    001    0    —    3    5    0
Hagerstown    000    000    2    —    2    6    3
Puckly and Daniels. Peomroy and Mowen. WP — Puckly. LP — Peomroy (6-5). HR — HCC: Mullin (7th, one on).
HCC 6, Anne Arundel 5
Anne Arundel    003    001    01    —    5    10    1
Hagerstown    003    001    02    —    6    12    0
Smith and LaMarsh. Mullin and Mowen. WP — Mullin (4-3). LP — Smith.

Shepherd 16-8, West Liberty 0-2

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Shepherd University blew out West Liberty (7-23, 2-4) in both games of a West Virginia Conference doubleheader.

In the opener, Bianca Biondillo hit a two-run homer and a three-run triple to key the rout for the Rams. Elisa Orlandi had two hits and four RBIs, and Delaney Bell drove in three runs. Tricia Bettura tossed a two-hitter with 10 strikeouts in the five-inning game.

Orlandi and Biondillo each had two hits and two RBIs in the nightcap for Shepherd (19-14, 6-2). Sam McQuade had two hits and Bell drove in two runs. Tiffany Biggs allowed three hits and three walks while striking out 10.



COLLEGE BASEBALL

Shepherd 2, George Washington 1

ARLINGTON, Va. — Waynesboro High School graduate Nathan Minnich, a senior for Shepherd University, hit a two-run home run in the third inning to lift the Rams over Division I program George Washington.

It is believed to be the first victory for the Rams (17-10) over a Division I program ever.

George Washington (9-17) took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Matthew Murakami led off with a single, stole second and third and later scored on an error.

Michael Lott led off the third with a single and Minnich followed with a one-out blast to right for the game-winning hit. It’s his 14th home run this season.

Minnich and Jake Cook each had two hits to lead the Rams. Justin Byrd scattered three hits over three innings to pick up the win, while Andrew Gallant allowed only one hit in the final two innings for his sixth save.



PREP BASEBALL

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