A roundup of action from around the league on Wednesday, April 19:
Glenelg 4, Howard 1
In a battle for top position in the county the Gladiators got the best of the hosting Lions Tuesday and came away with the, 4-1, win.
Howard captured the 1-0 lead in the first inning after a solo home run by Shanya Gordon, but Glenelg took the lead for good with two runs in fourth inning. Molly Dustin had a productive out scoring one run, with the second run scoring on an error.
Amy Stetser earned the win for the Gladiators. She tossed seven innings, allowing one run, three hits and struck out two.
The Hawks picked up their fourth-straight county win Tuesday after defeating the hosting Golden Bears.
River Hill took an early four-run lead in the top of the first, and although Hammond tied the score in the bottom of the second and got within one in the sixth, it never led in the game. The Hawks then pulled away in the top of the seventh with another four-run inning to take the 11-6 lead.
Quinn Kindbom pitched a fantastic game for River Hill. She walked two batters, struck out seven and gave up two earned runs. Kindbom also led her team at the plate, going 2 for 4 with a hit by pitch. Delanie Vintz went 3 for 5 with a triple and 3 RBI for the Hawks, while Victoria Koutras and Crystal Lin both went 2 for 4, with Lin also making a nice running catch in the field and recording her first career home run in the win.
Taylor Liguori led the Golden Bears offense, going 3 for 4 and was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle, while Makenzie Brooks went 2 for 4 with a double and single.
The Raiders walked off the Eagles home field Wednesday after a big sixth and seventh innings allowed them to take the lead and cement the 9-6 win.
It was Centennial's third loss in four games, with each of its last four outings being decided by three runs or less.
"We've misplaced our swagger," Eagles coach Katie Grimm said. "We had plenty of opportunities today and couldn't pull the game out."
Jordan Hinz got the start for Centennial and went four innings, giving up five runs on 11 hits. Celina Jensen came in relief after the Eagles took the lead in the bottom of the fourth to finish the game.
Centennial scored five runs in the fourth all with two outs. Grace Bennett (1-4, 2B, 2RBI, run) got it started with a double, followed by singles from Lauren Marcotte and Jensen (2-4, RBI).
On the day, the Eagles had 13 hits and as a team went .394 at the plate, with 7 of 9 players registering a hit. Sarah Sopchick (2-4, run, stolen base) and Carrie Strott each had multi-hit games, while Marcotte led the team, going 4 for 4 with two doubles, 2 RBI and 2 runs scored.
Atholton had 19 hits in the game, and extended its winning streak to three after Wednesday's victory.
"Ultimately we were out-hit by Atholton today," Grimm said. "Defensively, we had a relatively clean game, although there were some outs left on the field that we would normally make. We are looking to bounce back against Oakland Mills and Long Reach, Friday and Saturday, respectively."
A (4-5 county, 4-6 overall), C (5-3, 6-5)
A — 0 2 1 2 0 3 1 9 19 2
C — 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 6 13 0
Marriotts Ridge 12, Reservoir 11
The Mustangs completed the seventh inning rally Wednesday against the visiting Gators, and took the 12-11 win.
Molly Nies led Marriotts Ridge at the plate, going 5 for 5 with two doubles. One of those doubles came in the bottom of the seventh, driving in two runs and tying the game at 11. Mikayla Barnard then stepped up to the plate and hit in the winning run.
Romy Lindahl and Megan Hughes added extra base hits for the Mustangs, while Holly Daum and Emily Lloyd each had doubles for the Gators.
MR (7-2 county, 9-3 overall), Re (5-4, 8-4)
Re — 4 0 0 2 0 1 4 11 14 0
MR — 0 0 6 0 3 0 3 12 14 3
Pitching: Re — Bailey, Lloyd (4); MR — R. Lindahl, Costigan (1).
2B: Re — Daum, Lloyd; MR — Nies (2), R. Lindahl, Hughes.
Long Reach 17, Wilde Lake 2
The Lightning picked up their second win of the season Wednesday after defeating the hosting Wildecats.
Long Reach got its bats going early and scored four in the first. Sayla Phillips got the start for the Lightning and also had two singles and 2 RBI at the plate. Kamryn Walker went 3 for 3 with two singles, a double, walk and 3 RBI. Kasey White went 1 for 1 with a single and three walks.
Wilde Lake scored both of its runs in the first inning, with Jasper Killian and Rachel Van Osdel each recording an RBI. Killian went 2 for 3 at the plate, while Sydney McNamara and Faith Leslie led the way offensively, going 1 for 3 and 2 for 2 with a walk, respectively.
LR (2-5 county, 2-6 overall), WL (1-7,2-7)
LR — 4 7 2 1 3 17 12 1
WL — 2 0 0 0 0 2 5 3
Pitching: LR — Phillips and Ramberg; WL — K. Gladden and F. Leslie
The Vikings won their third-straight game Wednesday in dramatic fashion, as they went on the road and defeated the Seahawks in overtime.
Lexi Arens rounded the crease looking for an open cutter and saw Erin Demek breaking free of the pack atop the 8-meter. Arens immediately lofted a pass to Demek, who caught and finished the assist to cement the Vikings the 13-12 extra time win.
Arens led the way with four goals and five assists in the win. Demek finished with a team-high four goals, with Megan Pallozzi and Kaitlin Rice following with three, while Christina Bodziak added three assists. Jen Schaaf was crucial in net, registering 15 saves in the victory for Mt. Hebron.
The Vikings will resume play Tuesday, April 25 when they hit the road to face Arundel for a 5:30 p.m. matchup.
The Gladiators stepped up to allow one goal in the second half against the Bruins on Tuesday, and rattled off 11 goals in the final 25 minutes to propel the 16-5 victory.
Glenelg took a 5-4 lead at the break, but a dominating second half resulted in its ninth-straight win.
Alayna Pagnotta led the Gladiators with four goals. Lindsay Letellier followed with three goals and two assists, while Anna Callahan added three goals and one assist. Maddie McSally made six saves in net.
Glenelg is back in county play Friday, with a big matchup against Marriotts Ridge, with the winner claiming the top spot in the county standings. Game is set for 7 p.m. at Glenelg High School.
Goals: RH -- Gaby Hamburger 3, Devon Filippone 2, Zarah Kelleher 1, Kate Essman 1, Kelly Midas 1, Gracie Seybold 1, Allie Margolis 1; A -- Kelley Flynn 5, Ella Farris, Paige Gryski 1, Olivia Chory 1
Assists: RH -- Julia Smith 1, Devon Filippone 1, Allie Margolis 1, Gaby Hamburger 1; A -- none
Saves: RH -- Annie Maloney 6; A -- Maddy Eaton 8
Marriotts Ridge 18, Reservoir 6
MR (3-0 county, 7-1 overall), Re (3-3, 4-5)
Goals: Re — Armstrong 3, Tiller 1, Sadzewicz 1, King 1.
Assists: Re — Tiller 1
Saves: Re — Hyde 7.
Halftime: 13-3, Marriotts Ridge.
Centennial 18, Long Reach 4
The Eagles ended a two-game losing skid with a victory over the hosting Lightning Wednesday.
Centennial took a 13-3 lead at the half and finished with eight different goal scorers in the game. Madi Griffin led the way with four goals and an assist, Marissa Lagera followed with three goals an assist, while Claudia Pilcher added two goals and a game-high two assists. Sarah Thorman finished with five saves in net for the Eagles, while Leah McClelland finished with five saves as well for Long Reach.
Lindsey Smith led the Lightning offensively with two goals, while Erin O'Reilly and Lydia Awebwa added the following two scores.
Centennial is back in action Thursday against Oakland Mills, while Long Reach will resume play Friday at River Hill.
C (4-2 county, 5-4 overall), LR (0-3, 1-5)
Goals: C — Griffin 4, Lagera 3, Pilcher 2, Pistner 2, Welsh 2, Florenzo 1, Klomparens 1, Moore 1; LR — Smith 2, O'Reilly 1, Awebwa 1.
The Gators had a prolific offensive night against the Lightning Tuesday with nine different goal scorers in the game to propel the 19-8 victory.
Rebecca Harding led the way for Reservoir, finishing with four goals and two assists. Sophie Valentino and Alex Sadzewicz followed, each scoring three goals and an assist, while Haley Tiller recorded a game-high three assists, and scored two goals on the day. Elizabeth Hyde made six saves in net for the Gators.
Erin O'Reilly scored three goals for Long Reach, followed by Lindsey Smith (2), Angelina Casserly, Dumebi Adigwe and Lydia Awebwa. Leah McClelland finished with six saves on the day.
"Long Reach put up a good fight against an extremely strong and talented Reservoir team, and I am super happy with how hard that my girls worked up to the last second," said Lightning coach Amanda Durso.
Re (3-2 county, 4-4 overall), LR (0-2, 1-4)
Goals: Re — Harding 4, Valentino 3, Sadzewicz 3, Tiller 2, Armstrong 2, Martino 2, Green 1, Petrusky 1, Davidson 1; LR — O'Reilly 3, Smith 2, Casserly 1, Adigwe 1, Awebwa 1.
Goals: C — Josiah Gavlin 3, Jeremy Wilson 2, Ty Sams 2, Thomas Thurmond 2, Andrew Kauffman 2, Peter Krawczyk, Dylan Toth, Mason Smith, Michael Klein, Francis Kim, Jackson DeCarlo, Michael Pellegrini, Taran Thielemann
Assists: C — Wilson 4, Kim 2, Sams, Krawczyk, Toth, Gavlin, Brandon Shipe