Samantha O'Connor was perfect today, beating Centennial, 15-0.
The Howard senior pitched a perfect game — no hits, no walks, no base runners — against Centennial. She faced the minimum 15 batters in the five-inning game.
She also had six strikeouts.
O'Connor was not the only pitcher to have a good outing today in county play. Glenelg's Colleen Regan pitched a no-hitter and Marriotts Ridge's Kelly Hamilton got her first varsity win.
Howard put together two big innings and was held scoreless only in the fifth against
Centennial (1-2 county, 2-2 overall) for its second win of the season in five innings. The Lions are 2-1.
Julianna Natoli had a single, double and triple in four at-bats, and knocked in three runs. Sage McGrann had four RBIs on two singles and a double. Alica Grant had two runs batted in on two singles and a double.
Howard - 2 6 5 2 0 - 15
Centennial - 0 0 0 0 0 - 0
2B: Ho - Natoli, McGrann, Grant
3B: Ho – Natoli
Wild win for Vikings
In a rain-delayed, error-filled slugfest, Mt. Hebron scored two runs in the bottom of the last inning to beat River Hill, 10-9. The winning run came on a wild pitch.
Mt. Hebron is 3-0 in the county and 4-0 overall.
Down, 6-1, after three innings, the Vikings scored six runs in the fourth to go ahead only to then relinquish the lead in the sixth inning.
Mt. Hebron was down by one run going into the bottom of the seventh. With one out, Alli Bluhm and Lauren Lettieri ripped singles to right field and Bridgette Vogan walked. Bluhm then scored on an infield hit.
With Alex Stim at bat, Lettieri scored on a wild pitch to end the game.
Bluhm led the offensive attack with two doubles and three RBIs. Vogan had three hits and two RBIs and played solid in left field. Sammi Cadigan also had two RBIs. Lindsey Bishop played well behind the plate.
For River Hill, now 2-2 overall and 1-2 in the county, Kat Varga had three hits and scored two runs. Courtney Colosimo had two hits and scored three runs.
River Hill - 3 2 1 0 2 1 0 - 9 10 4
Mt. Hebron -1 0 0 6 1 0 2 - 10 12 6
WP: E. Vogan; LP: Selby
RH: Romano, Selby (5th), and Dirmeyer
MH: Bennett, E. Vogan (5th), and L. Bishop, B. Vogan (5th)
2B: RH - Colosimo, Dirmeyer. MH - Bennett, Bluhm (2)
Varsity first for Hamilton
Marriotts Ridge had 20 hits in a 26-1, five-inning win over Long Reach. Kelly Hamilton got the win, the first in her varsity career. She gave up one run in four innings of work, and struck out two.
Hamilton helped her own cause, pushing across three runs on three hits. Every Mustang player had at least one hit and scored in every inning. Katie Gottuck and Alex Cwalina had doubles in the win.
Long Reach scored in the top of the second when Christina Doshim led off the inning with a single and later scored on a Mustang throwing error.
Lexi Briscoe took the loss for Long Reach.
Marriotts Ridge is 2-2 in the county and 3-2 overall. Long Reach is 1-2.
Long Reach - 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 4 5
Marriotts Ridge - 4 8 6 8 x - 26 20 1
WP: Hamilton; LP Briscoe
2B: MR - Gottuck, Cwalina
No hitter for Regan
Colleen Regan pitched a no-hitter as Glenelg defeated Oakland Mills, 22-0, for its fourth win of the season and its third five-inning win. Regan, a sophomore, faced one more than the minimum of 15 batters and struck out three while being backed up by flawless defense.
Ciara Davis, Leah Allen, and Toni Pritchard all had triples in the game. Pritchard also had a double and Brooke Redmond doubled twice. Pritchard (3) and Redmond (2) had multiple RBIs.
Allen (2) and Sharon Mielke (3) had stolen bases.
Erin Yarn took the loss for Oakland Mills, now 0-3.
Glenelg - 8 3 7 2 2 - 22 10 0
Oakland Mills - 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 7
WP: Co. Regan; LP Yarn
3B: G - Davis, Allen, Pritchard
2B: G - Pritchard, Redmond (2)
Gators take advantage of miscues
Reservoir capitalized on Hammond's sloppy fielding to win, 11-5, and remain unbeaten in four games.
Reservoir didn't have any extra base hits, but Megan Maloney was 2-for-5 with two singles.
Alexa Spearman was 2-for-4 with two singles.
Rachel Brown was the winning pitcher for the Gators. Samantha Speierman, who pitched one a half innings and gave up six hits, took the loss. Emily Speierman pitched the rest of the way and struck out five, walked two and allowed three hits.
"We just couldn't overcome our awful start," said Hammond coach Brad Speierman. "We made six errors in the first three innings before settling down and playing decent ball the rest of the game."
Hammond outhit the visitors, 11-9, "but that's just not enough to overcome seven errors, not to mention the mental mistakes that weren't score-able errors," he added.
Hannah Force had an extra base hit, a double, and Emily Speierman and Jill Purdy both went 2-for-4 with two singles for Hammond.
Reservoir - 2 7 1 0 0 1 0 - 11 9 7
Hammond - 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 - 5 11 1
WP: Brown; LP: S. Speierman
Bell weathers rough beginning to win
Atholton overcame an early 2-1 deficit with a nine-run fourth inning to beat Wilde Lake, 15-3.
Rachael Bell got the win for the Raiders. Maya Schwartz had two doubles in the win.
Wilde Lake had scored in the bottom of the first and second to take a 2-1 lead before Atholton exploded.
Brittany Kuntz was 2-for-2 with a walk, stolen base, and two runs scored for Wilde Lake and Olivia Harrison was 2-for-3 with a double, stolen base and RBI. Emma Shaffer also scored for Wilde Lake and Kourtney Harrison and Sanaz Kabiryousefi each drove in runs for Wilde Lake.
Atholton - 0 1 0 9 5 -15 22 1
Wilde Lake - 1 1 0 0 1 - 3 7 6
A – R. Bell (A. Hershman 4th)/M. Schwartz
WL – Olivia Harrison,Rose O'Rourke 4th, Olivia Harrison 5th/Kourtney Harrison
2B: A - W. Martin. WL - O. Harrison
3B: A - M. Schwartz (2)