March 1, 2009

McDaniel wins opener at Sweet Briar

SWEET BRIAR, Va. – Samantha Staub (Mt. Airy, Md./Linganore) went 3-for-3 with an RBI and run scored to lead McDaniel to a 5-3 victory at Sweet Briar in non-conference softball action on Sunday.

            The Green Terorr (1-0) plated two runs in the top of the seventh to break a 3-all deadlock with the Vixens (0-3) before having the second game of the scheduled twinbill called after the first inning because of snow and poor field conditions.
            Trailing 3-0, Staub and Lauren Wildasin (Thurmont, Md./Catoctin) led off the visitor fifth with back-to-back singles. A Megan Elfert (Finksburg, Md./Westminster) walked loaded the bases before a one-out error allowed both Staub and Wildasin to score, pulling McDaniel within 3-2.
            Back-to-back doubles from Kristina Skinner (Westminster, Md./Westminster) and Staub knotted the game at 3-all in the top of the sixth.
            Kelli Workmeister (Baltimore, Md./Catholic) led off the seventh with a walk before stealing second and advancing to third on a wild pitch.
            With one out, Lauren Fusco (Laurel, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti) singled to plate Workmeister before following Workmeister’s path on the bases, stealing second and advancing to third on a wild pitch.
            A Beth Ann Fusco (Laurel, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti) sacrifice fly scored her younger sister to set the final margin.
            Mattie Witt drew a walk to lead off the second before stealing second and scoring on a Blair Passagaluppi RBI single.
            An error and Roshel MacGorman home run in the bottom of the third pushed the lead to 3-0.
            Christina Morley (North Wales, Pa./Archbishop Wood) struck out three in the complete-game win in the circle.
            The Green Terror returns to action at Bridgewater on Saturday. The first game of the doubleheader begins at 2 p.m.
 
Score by Inning                                       1      2      3      4      5      6      7      -      R     H     E
McDaniel (1-0)                                         0      0      0      0      2      1      2      -      5      7      1
Sweet Briar (0-3)                                      0      1      2      0      0      0      0      -      3      9      1
 
Christina Morley and Beth Ann Fusco; Megan Franklin and Lisa Campbell. WP: Morley (1-0). LP: Franklin (0-0). S: none. SO-BB: Morley 3-2; Franklin 5-3. 2B: Kristina Skinner (M), Samantha Staub (M), Amey Landreth (S). HR: Roshel MacGorman (S).
 
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