The Edgewood Rams softball team dealt host Havre de Grace a sweep Tuesday afternoon as the teams battled in an UCBAC Susquehanna Division double header at Tomahawk Field.
The Edgewood Rams softball team dealt host Havre de Grace a sweep Tuesday afternoon as the teams battled in an UCBAC Susquehanna Division doubleheader at Tomahawk Field.
The Rams (4-4, 4-6) came from behind to win game one, 4-2, and then it was all Edgewood in game two, as the Rams rolled to a 12-2, five-inning win over the struggling Warriors (2-6, 2-8).
Game one was a pitcher's duel with Edgewood's Amanda Sullivan and Havre de Grace's Luann Blake each tossing shutouts into the fifth. Havre de Grace broke open the scoreless game in the bottom of the fifth.
Kara Lynch (fielder's choice) and Hailey Emerson (single) were aboard for Bri Morlok's two-run triple. Morlok placed a shot right inside the first base line in right field.
Edgewood, however, did its damage in the next half inning. Melanie Parncutt led off with a double. Brooke Greaver followed with a hard ground ball to second, that was not handled. With the ball in the dirt, Parncutt alertly never stopped running and scored uncontested.
Warriors pitcher Blake got the next two Ram hitters on fly ball outs, with Greaver still at first. Jada Stump singled with two away and Alivia Warren added an infield single to load the bases.
Then came the unthinkable for Havre de Grace.
A passed ball that couldn't have been more than 12 feet away from the plate, resulted in three Rams runs.
Greaver raced home on the passed ball. Catcher Morlok's throw to Blake at the plate was errant and up the line. Stump took advantage and raced home. The return throw was late and in the process, Warren, who was at first, headed to third. Blake threw to third, but her throw was off the mark and as the ball rolled toward left field, Warren scooted home wth the final run.
Sullivan then set the Warriors down in order in both the sixth and seventh innings for the win.
The Rams finished the game with a Parncutt triple, Greaver sac fly RBI, Oliver double and Stump RBI single.
Sullivan collected the win in both games, striking out seven on the day.
"I feel very proud to be on this team, I'm really happy to call all these girls my teammates," Sullivan said. "We all have each other's backs no matter what happens. We all pick each other up."
Crawford and Colby Kitts had two hits each to lead Havre de Grace in game two. Blake took the loss in game one and Sarah Vipperman the loss in game two.
"It was a good team effort by both teams. Havre de Grace definitely put up a fight, but I'm just glad we were able to get over the early errors in the second game, wake our team up and rally around that," Rams head coach Sarah Friedman said.