Hammond softball earns first win

In a battle of teams looking for their first win of the spring, Hammond raced out of the gates on Tuesday against Wilde Lake and never slowed down en route to a 20-2 victory.

The Golden Bears scored 10 runs in the first inning and added another seven runs in the second, providing more than enough run support for the pitching combo of Emily Speierman and Caroline Goyne. The duo combined to throw five innings of two-hit ball, while striking out seven batters.

There were plenty of offensive stars for Hammond (1-5), which had eight big hits around 16 walks. Speierman (3-5, double, 2 RBI), Kelly Smith (3-5, RBI) and Keyuana Griffin (2-3, 2 walks, RBI) did most of the heavy lifting for the Bears.

Wilde Lake (0-7) got both of its runs in the fifth inning, with Katie Hines and Faith Leslie delivering hits to go with a couple walks.

Hammond 20, Wilde Lake 2 (5 innings)

            123      45        R-H-E

WL      000      02        2-2-2

Ha       (10)70 3x        20-8-1

Other scores:

River Hill 6, Severna Park 5

After falling behind early, 5-1, the Hawks mounted a thrilling seventh-inning comeback to earn the one-run victory.

In the decisive final inning, Kinsey Johnson, Sara Mascone, Kallan Dirmeyer and Sabrina Curtiss all produced consecutive singles to get things going. Then, after an out, the singles continued with Hayley Lala and Jalyn Cox to help finish off the scoring.

In the bottom half of the seventh, Curtiss closed things out by not allowing a run. Curtiss had come in to relieve Selby in the fourth inning and ended up earning the win.

Earlier in the game, River Hill had scored first when Courtney Colosimo delivered an RBI single to drive in Lala.

But Severna Park surged ahead in its half of the third inning with four hits, two walks and a River Hill error.

Aside from the big final inning, the other offensive highlight on the day for the Hawks was a double by Johnson.

            123 456 7        R-H-E

RH      010 000 5        6-11-1

SP       005 000 0        5-8-0

McDonogh 12, Chapelgate

            123 456 7        R-H-E

CCA    000 103 0        4-6-6

McD    031 602 0        12-5-4

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