Bendix says, though, she and her teammates are just trying to enjoy the moment and not get ahead of themselves.
“This is great, especially being senior year and the last shot for me, Maddie (Gravanda), Marissa and Leah,” Bendix said. “I think right now we all just are doing everything we can to keep this going all the way through playoffs.”
Glenelg 6, Howard 3
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Ho 000 110 1 3-9-1
G 001 104 x 6-9-1
Centennial 4, Marriotts Ridge 3
The Eagles edged out a nail-biter, thanks in part to a spectacular complete-game pitching effort from Emily Bowman.
Striking out seven batters, allowing just three hits and one earned run, Bowman helped the Eagles hold on to an early cushion they established with two runs in each of the first two innings.
The Mustangs were actually the ones to strike first, scoring in the top of the first. But Centennial got out of that inning with a double play and then scored two of their own in the bottom of the frame. Jordan Burk walked, Josefine Jensen followed with a bunt base hit and then both of them moved up with stolen bases. That set up Emily Allen for a 2-RBI double.
Allen later added a triple.
Marriotts Ridge tied the game up in the top of the second inning on a throwing error, but Centennial came right back with two more. Katie Judd reached base on an error and then Sammy Kastner knocked her in with an RBI double. Burk later delivered the other run on an RBI single.
The Mustangs had a runner in scoring position in the seventh inning, but Judd made a diving catch from her shortstop position on a bloop fly ball to end the game.
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MR 110 010 0 3
C 220 000 0 4
Atholton 11, Wilde Lake 1
The Raiders scored at least one run in every inning, including a combined seven runs in the first two frames, to set the stage for the 10-run victory over the Wildecats.
Alex Herschman pitched for Atholton (12-1, 13-1) and allowed just two hits while striking out four. Sophomore Amanda Petersen led the way at the plate by going 3-3 with a run, 3 RBI and a double. Sophomore Danielle Dolbow was 2-3 with two runs scored and 2 RBI. Senior Melanie Berger went 2-3 with two runs scored.