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Atholton softball stays hot with win over Marriotts Ridge

A season that has been a rollercoaster ride much of the way seems to be on an upswing at the perfect time for Atholton.

The Raiders picked up their fifth victory in the last six games on Monday, defeating Marriotts Ridge 9-0 in the second to last game of the regular season for both teams.

Alex Herschman starred on the mound of Atholton (10-5, 11-7), picking up her ninth win of the season while allowing only two hits and striking out nine. The senior also contributed a 1-2 day at the plate with a walk and a stolen base.

Atholton’s other offensive stars were senior catcher Maya Schwartz (4-5, two doubles, 3 RBI) and junior shortstop Amanda Petersen (2-4, two doubles, 2 RBI).

Marriotts Ridge’s Alex Cwalina led the team’s offense with a double.

Atholton 9, Marriotts Ridge 0

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MR      000 000 0        0-2-2

A         600 021 0        9-10-0

Other scores:

Glenelg 12, Centennial 1

What started off as a pitcher’s duel, quickly turned into a runaway victory for the Gladiators as the visitors scored two or more runs in each of the final four innings.

Glenelg kicked things off with two runs in the fourth courtesy of an error, then added two more in the fifth courtesy of a 2-RBI single by Alison Piwowarski that scored Breanne Smith and Alison Wilcox.

Then the Gladiators really broke things open in the sixth with six runs. A two-run home run by Faith Kujawa, a two-run double by Colleen Regan, an RBI double by Piwowarski and an RBI single by Brooke Redmond were the highlights.

Regan pitched five innings for Glenelg, allowing one run on three hits while striking out seven.

Centennial got its lone run of the day in the fourth inning, as Emily Allen had an RBI single. Emily Bowman pitched for the Eagles and struck out 10.

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G         000 226 2        12-10-0

C         000 100 0        1-5-1

Reservoir 8, Hammond 5

The Gators did most of their damage early, scoring seven runs in the first three innings, and then held on the rest of the way for the victory. A five-run third inning was the big one.

Emily Wang pitched the complete game and struck out six to earn the win.

Emily Speierman pitched for Hammond and finished with 11 strikeouts.

Speierman (2-4, double, 2 runs), Kelly Smith (2-4, run, RBI), Amber Ginsburg (2 RBI), Maya Phillips (2-4, double, RBI) were the offensive stars for the Golden Bears.

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Re        115 001 0        8-7-1

Ha       100 130 0        5-9-5

Mt. Hebron 10, Oakland Mills 0

Evvie Buehlman struck out 12 and led the offense with two doubles and a triple. Rachel Cadigan had three hits of her own and stole four bases. Sammi Cadigan, Maddie Bennett, Buehlman and Rachel Cadigan all scored twice. Rylee Kinsella had a triple, while Anna Sutherland and Aaliyah Montague-Bass each had doubles.

Oakland Mills’ lone hit came from Zoe Smith.

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OM     000 00             0-1-2

MH     106 3x             10-12-0

River Hill 8, Long Reach 0

Kristy Selby pitched for the Hawks and allowed two hits and struck out 10 in a very strong performance that set the tone for the game. Selby also went 4-4 at the plat.

Courtney Doyle, Kallan Dirmeyer (2-4) and Kinsey Johnson (2-4) each got a double in the game. Hayley Lala went 2-4 and Sara Mascone scored three runs.

Howard 10, Wilde Lake 0

Howard put the finishing touches on its county-championship regular season with the shutout victory. Kayli Paugh and Courtney Merson combined to pitch a no-hitter.

Taylor McGrann had a triple, while Lori Sean and Berit Batterton each had doubles to pace the Lions’ offense.

Wilde Lake got runners on base courtesy of walks by Brittany Kuntz, Rachel Rabinowtiz and Mekayla Tucker but couldn’t push a run across. Rabinowitz had a strong game in centerfield with four putouts, while Tucker fielded her position well at pitcher.

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WL      000 00             0-0-5

Ho       026 02             10-8-0

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