Glen Burnie senior first baseman Jessica Sewell sparked a 13-hit attack with a three-run home run, leading the No. 9 Gophers to a 9-7 softball win at No. 6 Severna Park yesterday.
Leading 2-1, the Gophers broke the game open with five unearned runs in the second inning - all coming with two outs. Sewell capped the outburst with a line drive over the fence in center.
Severna Park senior third baseman Desirae Sullivan hit a three-run homer in the fifth and a two-run shot in the seventh, but the Falcons' rally fell short when Glen Burnie pitcher Kelly Leary got Megan MacNabb to ground out as the potential tying run.
Glen Burnie (8-4) improved to 7-4 in Anne Arundel, while the Falcons (10-3) fell to 8-3 in league play.
Holley Ross had two singles and one RBI and scored two runs for the Gophers.
"I was pleased with the offense - particularly our hitting with two outs. We had some girls come up and hit the ball hard and do well to get us going," Glen Burnie coach Bob Broccolino said.
For Severna Park, leadoff hitter Katie Bollino reached base in all four of her plate appearances, including three singles and two runs scored.
No. 3 Arundel 7, Northeast 0 -- Shawn Pleffner had 15 strikeouts to lead the Wildcats (7-4) over the visiting Eagles. Arundel got a home run and double from Jason Daniels, who went 3-for-4.
North County 6, Broadneck 3 -- The Knights (9-4) scored three runs in the top of the ninth to defeat the host Bruins (8-5). Mark Klimek singled to start the ninth for North County. That was followed by a hit batsman and a walk to load the bases. Nick Benges reached on an error and Klimek came in to score the go-ahead run. Lee Anarino followed with a two-run single to seal the game.
Hammond 12, Oakland Mills 11 -- Jeff Randolph had a home run, a double and five RBIs as the Scorpions (8-6) lost to the Golden Bears (6-6).
St. Mary's 11, No. 3 Dulaney 10 -- The unranked Saints (8-8) used a strong second half by Caroline Cochran and Jen Fox to hand the host Lions (8-1) their first loss of the season. Cochran scored three goals and added three assists for St. Mary's. Fox won nine of the 12 draws in the second half to help the Saints take email@example.com
Staff reports contributed to this article.