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College Softball: Pitching powers Hawks

April 28, 2012|By JACK HILL III | Staff Correspondent
  • Hagerstown Community College pitcher Sarah Mullin fires an offering against Prince George's during Saturday's softball doubleheader.
By Colleen McGrath/Staff Photographer

HAGERSTOWN — Pitching powered the Hagerstown Community College softball team to a sweep of Prince George’s, 9-1 and 5-0, in a Maryland JuCo doubleheader.

In the opener, sophomore Megan Peomroy (12-10) allowed just one hit, one walk and one unearned run while striking out six in a five-inning complete game for the Hawks (18-19, 11-11). In addition, Peomroy finished with three hits at the plate.

“We had a slump, but I feel we are starting to come back out of it,” Peomroy said. “My defense was helping me out. I was just throwing at certain spots. I felt like I did what I wanted to do.”

HCC took a 1-0 lead in the first on an error. The Hawks added four runs in the second on an RBI single to left by Peomroy, an error and a two-run single to left by Brittany Heller.

Leadoff batter Ragan Shaw helped HCC extend its lead to 6-1 with an RBI infield single in the third. Shaw scored three runs in the game.

Catcher Carly Mowen ended the game with a three-run double to the left-field corner in the fifth.

The only hit by Prince George’s (0-32, 0-16) came on a two-out RBI single by Chyna Richardson in the third inning.

In the second game, freshman Sarah Mullin (6-9) fired a two-hit shutout and gave up only two walks while striking out seven in seven innings. Mullin helped her cause with two hits.

Mullin was six outs away from a no-hitter when she gave up a leadoff single to center by Ashley Hawkins in the sixth.

“I didn’t know that I had a no-hitter at that time,” Mullin said. “I was just pitching normal. I just tried to hit my spots and I hit them well. I think I did OK. But I think that my defense reallly helped me out.”

“Both Megan and Sarah managed their games from the mound really well,” HCC coach Amy Sterner said. “Everybody managed to stay focused today and I was very happy with that. That is good to see going into the (Maryland JuCo) tournament. It was a nice doubleheader to end our regular season on. The girls played consistent and hard.”

HCC took a 3-0 lead in the first on a two-run homer to center by Mowen and an RBI single to left by Mullin.

The Hawks added a run in the third on a sacrifice fly to center by Kayla Ewing, and scored another run in the fourth on an error.

HCC 9, Prince George’s 1
Game 1
PGCC    001    00    —    1    1    3
HCC    141    03    —    9    10    2
Gignac and Hawkins. Peomroy and Mowen. WP — Peomroy (12-10). LP — Gignac.

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HCC 5, Prince George’s 0
Game 2
PGCC    000    000    0    —    0    2    3
HCC    301    100    x    —    5    8    2
B. Frankenfield and Hawkins. Mullin and Mowen. WP — Mullin (6-9). LP — B. Frankenfield. HR — HCC: Mowen (1st, one on).

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