Cumberland Times-News

April 6, 2014

Allegany whips Butler

Vetter homers twice in Potomac State split at Cecil

From Staff Reports
Cumberland Times-News

— CUMBERLAND — Winning pitcher Carlie Lewis had a double and two singles in the first game and Shae Winner slammed a homer, double and single in the second as Allegany College overpowered Butler County, 14-0 and 12-3, in a college softball doubleheader on a sunny Sunday at Washington Middle School.

Both games were shortened to five innings.

In the opener, the Trojans scored in every inning. Lindsay Brady smacked a pair of doubles and drove in five runs, while Sam Frankenberry and Michaela Bosley each ripped a triple and single.  Lewis and Lindsey Lancaster combined on a four-hit shutout with six strikeouts.

Allegany, with a seven-run first inning, wasted no time in taking control of the second game. The Trojans pounded out 15 hits, with seven coming in the first inning. The big blow in the first inning was a two-run triple by Alayna Harshberger, who finished the game with a triple, double and single.

Lewis hit a solo homer in the second inning to make it 8-0, and also had a double and single. Bosley and Kayla Hutson doubled and singled and Lewis tripled.

Lewis and Lancaster again shared the pitching duties. Lewis struck out seven in three shutout innings and Lancaster struck out a pair in the final two.

It was the second doubleheader sweep in as many days for the Trojans (9-1), who play again Wednesday at Catonsville.

Chris. Newport    2   9

Frostburg State    1   1

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Sophomore Krista Lewis and freshman Makayla Jenkins cooled off the Frostburg State offense as No. 14 Christopher Newport swept the Bobcats in a Capital Athletic Conference doubleheader.

In the first game, Lewis allowed only four hits, a run and a walk in a complete-game win.

Frostburg (10-7, 4-2) tied the game 1-1 with a run in the seventh on an RBI double by Lauren Capece. Christopher Newport (26-6, 7-1) won it with an unearned run in the bottom half when Candice Zollars hit her second single of the day and scored on an infield error.

Capece had a double and single to account for half of FSU’s hits. Freshman Hannah Tavik was a tough-luck loser, allowing only five hits and one earned run while fanning four in 6 2-3 innings.

In the second game, Zollars, Meagan Jones and Kristina McLaughlin, the 1-2-3 hitters in the Captains’ lineup, were a combined 9 for 12 with four RBIs. Each had three hits, with Jones and McLaughlin getting doubles.

Caitlin Lovend and Bailey Ellsworth had three singles for Frostburg, which had eight hits.

Jenkins got the win, scattering six hits and allowing one unearned run for Newport.

The Bobcats host No. 2 Salisbury on Tuesday at 2 p.m.

Cecil    14   3

Potomac State    5   7

NORTHEAST — Shayna Vetter homered in both games and finished the day with five hits and five RBIs to help Potomac State to a split of a doubleheader at Cecil.

After dropping the opener, the Bobcats roared back in the nitecap, taking the lead with a four-run first inning and keeping it the rest of the way. Vetter had a two-run single in the four-run first and a solo homer in the seventh. She finished with a homer and two singles.

Whitley Mongan and Meghan Anderson doubled and singled, and Sam Hoban had two singles for the Catamounts. Mariah Martin scattered six hits for the win.

Potomac State had 12 hits in each game. In the opener, Vetter smacked a two-run homer and a single, while Anderson doubled and singled and Mongan and Alyssa Whitacre singled twice.

Michelle Coyle belted two doubles and three singles for Cecil, which led 5-4 before scoring nine runs in the last two innings.

Potomac State (8-8) plays again Tuesday at Hagerstown.