The South Carroll softball team trailed by two runs when senior Sara White came to bat with two on in the bottom of the fourth Friday.

White smashed a three-run home run to lift the Cavaliers to a 3-2 win over No. 15 Manchester Valley.


Mavericks junior pitcher Rachel Heron walked Sydney Ruckel and Marlee Carroll before White smashed what proved to be the game-winner.

"That hit felt amazing," White said. "The fact that it secured the win makes it feel that much better and that much more special."

The Cavs improved to 13-5 and 9-4 in Carroll County.

The Mavs (12-5, 10-4) got both of their runs in the first, when Taylor Brown and Jordan Diggs each had RBI singles.

No. 1 Eastern Tech 14, Hereford 1: Winning pitcher Jodie Bronushas threw five innings, gave up one run on two hits and struck out two as the host Mavericks (13-0) beat the Bulls (7-7).

Bronushas went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI, and Abbie Heagy had a double and a triple.

No. 4 Severna Park 9, Glen Burnie 1: Winning pitcher Haley Simonds went seven innings, gave up one run on two hits, walked four and struck out 12 as the Falcons (14-2) beat the host Gophers (8-8).

Simonds went 2-for-2 with three RBIs.

No. 9 Chesapeake-AA 7, South River 2: Haley Downin got her ninth win and also hit a two-run homer in the third inning as the host Cougars (12-4) beat the Seahawks (10-7).

McDonogh 11, Notre Dame Prep 0: Right-hander Nikki West (10-4) gave up two hits, walked two and struck out 10 as the Eagles (10-4, 9-3 Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference) beat the host Blazers (2-9, 2-9).


No. 2 Chesapeake-AA 5, South River 1: Winning pitcher Joe Seidler worked seven innings, gave up one run on four hits, walked one and struck out nine as the host Cougars (15-2) beat the Seahawks (11-6).

No. 8 River Hill at No. 6 Howard: The scoreless game was postponed in the 12th inning because of darkness. The Hawks (13-2) and Lions (12-3) have been tentatively rescheduled to play today.

Boys lacrosse


No. 1 McDonogh 15, St. Mary's 5: Jack Parr scored five goals to lead the Eagles (13-1, 6-0 Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference) past the host Saints (1-12, 0-6).

No. 3 Calvert Hall 17, No. 4 Severn 7: JT Bugliosi scored four goals and the Cardinals (12-3, MIAA A Conference) rolled past the host Admirals (13-6, 2-5).

No. 8 Broadneck 19, Old Mill 5: Riley McNulty scored five goals to lead the host Bruins (11-0) past the Patriots (1-8).

No. 12 Hereford 14, Perry Hall 5: Cole Quattroche had three goals and three assists to lift the host Bulls (11-1) over the Gators (4-4).

No. 13 John Carroll 14, Friends 4: The host Patriots (13-6, MIAA B Conference) opened with a 12-0 run to beat the Quakers.

Friends was held scoreless until nine minutes remained in the game. Joey Rayman had three goals, and Dean Laponzia made 13 saves for John Carroll.

No. 15 River Hill 14, Glenelg 10: The host Hawks (9-3) beat the Gladiators (4-8) for the first time since 2006.

—Tim Schwartz,

Baltimore Sun Media Group

Girls lacrosse

No. 12 Severn 13, Maryvale 6: Ally Hall had four goals to power the host Admirals (12-6, 7-4 IAAM A Conference) past the Lions (4-10, 1-10).

Baltimore Sun staff contributed to this article.

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