Hunter Little went 5-for-5 with four RBI and two runs scored to lead the Gators, while Holly Daum went 3-for-5 with an RBI and four runs scored, Bre Smith went 3-for-4 with two RBI and three runs scored and Maddy Jones went 1-for-4 with two RBI. Emma Bailey struck out six and allowed four runs (two earned) and six hits in five innings pitched. Bailey also went 2-for-3 at the plate with four runs scored.
Long Reach’s Rachel Jacavage went 2-for-3 with a single and a double and two runs scored. Kamryn Walker went 2-for-3 with two singles, an RBI, and two runs scored. Hailey Ramberg went 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Sayla Phillips pitched for the Lightning and had three strikeouts and walked three.
The Golden Bears’ Brittany Brewer went 3-for-3 with three doubles and also picked up the win, allowing one walk and one hit while striking out three in three innings. Jordan Rodriguez pitched the final two innings and struck out two, walked three and allowed one run on no hits. Senior Bethany Hewitt went 2-for-3 with two doubles, Amanda Weirich and Makenzie Brooks both went 2-for-3 with a single and a double and Taylor Liguori went 2-for-3 with two singles. Freshman Abbie Weirich also had a double and an RBI.
Junior Kasey Baird had the only hit for Wilde Lake, a single to center field in the first inning.
The Lions’ Becky Merson allowed two runs, one walk and four hits while striking out seven in seven innings to pick up the win. Sophia Morton went 4-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs, Julia Colton went 3-for-4 with a triple and an RBI, Paige Eakes went 4-for-5 with a double and an RBI, and Hannah Kavalsky went 1-for-2 with a double and an RBI.
Grace Bennett, Lauren Marcotte and Olivia Reese and Ester Kim had hits for the Eagles. Reese drove in Marcotte in the seventh and Kim singled in Reese.
River Hill (1-0, 1-0) — 27, Oakland Mills (0-1, 0-1) — 0
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Jenna Kenyon struck out 11 and walked two for her first high school no-hitter. At the plate, Kenyon went 3-for-3 with four RBIs, Delanie Vintz went 2-for-2 with a triple and five RBIs, and Allie Wilson went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Ever Sheplee had a double and two RBIs, Crystal Lin went 2-for-2 with a double and three RBIS and Annabel McCullough went 2-for-3 with two doubles and three RBIs.
Mt. Hebron (0-0, 1-0) — 13 Liberty — 9
Goals: MH — Mateo Brown 6, Nick Nordhausen 2, Joey Schwartz 2, Simon Perna, Garrett Snyder, Jamison Hulbert; L — Noah Rohrer 3, Hunter Rask 2, Derek Baldwin, Nickolas Hinton, Kevin Lynch, Jake Griffin
Assists: MH — Perna 3, Snyder 2, Nordhausen, Brown; L — Nolan Karfonta 2, Lynch, Chris Darminio
Saves: MH — Cody Stockenburg 7; L — Zach Morris 9
Halftime: 8-3, Mt. Hebron
Marriotts Ridge (0-1, 1-1) — 10, John Carroll — 4
Goals: MR — Charlie Reynolds 2, Peter Geier 2, Logan Frank 2, Troy Hettinger 2, Brett Gladstone, Ellis Gloyd; JC — Krieger 2, Remeto, Deloriers;
Wilde Lake entered the season having lost 38 straight games. After beating River Hill on May 8, 2015, the Wildecats’ season ended with a playoff loss to Reservoir. They would go on to lose 37 games the following two years.
But Monday night, coach Kareem Penn’s team put an emphatic end to that losing streak. It pounced on Hammond by scoring three runs in the first inning and blew the game open with six more in the second. The Golden Bears, who finished with as many errors (four) as hits, had no answer.
Senior Daniel Yellin had a monster day at the plate, going 4-for-5, scoring four runs and even driving one home as well. Three of his teammates — seniors Kyle Ryder and Kevin Schroder and junior Will Zimmerman — had two hits apiece. Senior Michael Arsenault drove in three runs.
On the mound, Arsenault allowed two runs on four hits over six innings and completed the game in 70 pitches. His only two mistakes resulted in home runs for juniors Ramel Washington and Jordan Davis.
Back in the win column, Wilde Lake will now attempt to build another streak. The Wildecats will go for their second straight win when they travel to River Hill on Tuesday afternoon.
Mt. Hebron won its season opener in large part because of senior pitcher Alex Bolton, who struck out eight batters in four innings of work. Senior Noah D’Alonzo threw two scoreless frames after that and senior Michael Mason picked up the save as the Vikings’ staff combined for a one-hitter in the victory. Leading the offense was sophomore Jimmy Jaecksch, who had a triple.
Howard (1-0, 1-0) — 9, Centennial (0-1, 0-1) — 4
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Junior Jerry O’Neill’s two-run triple in the top of the seventh inning helped Howard break the game open in its eventual 9-4 win to start the season. O’Neill finished 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored, while junior Cameron Morris had three hits in five at-bats and accounted for four runs. Junior Brendan Foster got the start, and he went four innings, allowed three runs (two earned) and struck out seven. Freshman Ben Fader came on in relief for the final three innings, giving up one run but no hits.
River Hill (1-0, 1-0) — 10, Oakland Mills (0-1, 0-1) — 0
Reservoir shut down Long Reach with its pitching and received enough offensive production to come away with a win to start the year. Second-team All-County senior Cameron Hyder set the tone at the top of the lineup by going 3-for-4. Senior pitcher Eric Jennings earned the win.