Facing another stern test to its unblemished record on Friday, Glenelg once again passed with flying colors.
Gladiators’ pitchers Colleen Regan (win) and Mandy Bendix (save) combined to throw seven innings of five-hit, one-run ball and the team’s offense did the rest on the way to a 4-1 victory over River Hill that improves Glenelg to 12-0 overall this spring.
Glenelg ended up getting a home run from Leah Allen, along with doubles from Bendix, Faith Kujawa and Marissa Saglimbeni. River Hill’s lone run came courtesy of a solo home run from Sara Mascone in the sixth inning.
Despite picking up the loss, River Hill pitcher Kristy Selby was solid on the bump all afternoon — scattering 9 hits and allowing the county’s top team to score just four times.
That first Gladiator run came in the first inning when Allen hit a two-out inside-the-park home run. Selby (three strikeouts) then held Glenelg scoreless the next two innings.
But the Gladiators got back after it in the fourth, with Bendix leading off with a double and later scoring on Kujawa’s double. A hard hit under the shortstop’s glove by Regan later scored Kujawa to make it 3-0.
Mascone made it 3-1 with her solo shot in the sixth before Glenelg answered right back in the bottom half of the inning on another run by Kujawa that created the final margin.
Glenelg 4, River Hill 1
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Atholton 2, Mt. Hebron 1
Junior pitcher Alex Herschman was at the top of her game once again for the Raiders, striking out 10 batters and allowing no earned runs to lead the way to a one-run victory over the Vikings. Herschman’s ERA on the season is now under 0.75.
Offensively, Atholton (9-1, 10-1) was led by junior Maya Schwartz (3-4) and senior Melanie Berger, who came through with a two-out game-winning hit in the seventh that drove in Nikki Martin from third. Martin went 1-2 with a walk on the day.
Sophomore third baseman Amanda Petersen also shined by going 2-3 with a run scored.
Mt. Hebron got its lone run in the third inning, tying the game after Atholton had scored first in the second.
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