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Class 2A softball champ Eastern Tech ranked No. 16 nationally

The Baltimore Sun

Eastern Tech climbed to No. 16 in the most recent MaxPreps Xcellent 25 National Softball Rankings.

The Mavericks, ranked No. 1 in the area by The Baltimore Sun, won the Class 2A state title and completed a 25-0 season by defeating Easton, 3-1 last month.

"It's pretty neat how these kids just responded under pressure," Eastern Tech coach Jack Meyers said after the win.

The team won Eastern Tech's first-ever state title in softball and broke program records for highest batting average (.530), runs scored (366), RBIs (344), home runs (19), doubles (58), triples (40) and on-base percentage (.607).

Senior pitcher Jordan Cargile led the Mavericks, going 24-0 with a 0.53 ERA and program-record 190 strikeouts, an effort that earned her All-Metro Player of the Year honors. Meyers was The Sun's All-Metro Coach of the Year.

Junior third baseman Bre Casper, an All-Metro first-team selection, broke the state record for RBIs, with 59, and batted .597 with nine home runs, five triples and 11 doubles. Junior catcher Brooke Samios-Uy, another first-teamer, tied the state record for triples (eight) and batted .640 with three home runs and 48 RBIs.

Giselle Alvarez, a junior outfielder for Eastern Tech, was an All-Metro second-team selection.

Only three teams in the national top 25 are still playing: No. 4 Parkland (Pa.), No. 10 Unionville-Sebewaing (Mich.) and No. 17 Cosby (Va.).

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