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Hobert pitches one-hit shutout to lift Howard softball to 2-0 win in 4A North region final

Hobert pitches one-hit shutout to lift Howard softball to 2-0 win in 4A North region final

Howard sophomore catcher Paige Eakes pulled out folded piece of paper from her back pocket after recording the second out in the bottom of the sixth inning. On it is a picture of Gru, the protagonist from the “Despicable Me” films, with the word ‘gorl’ written across the bottom. Eakes explained that it was the ‘gorl’ meme that went viral a few weeks ago. It was for good luck.

“It’s, like, our team thing. I don’t even know. None of them like it,” she said. “But I thought it was hilarious so I was keeping with it.”

After the Lions put together one of their most gritty performances of the season — a 2-0 victory against host Montgomery Blair to win the 4A North regional...

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