WESTMINSTER, Md. – Erinne Warrenfeltz’s (Smithsburg, Md./Middletown) sixth-inning solo home run was the difference in the nightcap, helping McDaniel forge a doubleheader split with Hood in non-conference softball action on Thursday.
The Blazers (12-24) took the opener 3-1 before the Green Terror (13-18) made Warrenfeltz’s lone run stand up in a Kelly Toms (Hagerstown, Md./North Hagerstown) two-hit shutout.
Toms allowed just three base runners in her first win of the season.
With only four base runners through 5 2/3 innings, Warrenfeltz sent the first pitch she saw over the 205 sign in left-center for her third roundtripper of the year.
In the opener, McDaniel retired the first six batters before Jess Krietz lined a single up the middle to lead off the third inning.
Emalie Stroup drew a walk to put runners at first and second before a Sam Smith sacrifice moved each runner up a base.
Katherine Law followed with a single to left field to stake Hood to a 2-0 lead.
A Jordan Beans (Hanover, Pa./Hanover) single just inside the third-base bag, wild pitch and Lauren Wildasin (Thurmont, Md./Catoctin) sacrifice fly trimmed the deficit in half in the bottom of the inning.
Singles from Law and Bridgette Ringley in the top of the seventh set the final margin.
Ringley, who pitched both halves of the doubleheader, scattered five hits to pick up her seventh win of the season in game one.
The Green Terror returns to action at Gettysburg on Saturday. The first game of the doubleheader begins at 1 p.m.
Score by Inning – Game One 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 - R H E
Hood (12-23) 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 - 3 5 0
McDaniel (12-18) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 1 5 0
Bridgette Ringley and Krista Zerby; Samantha Reigel, Christina Morley (4) and Beth Ann Fusco. WP: Ringley (7-14). LP: Reigel (1-3). S: none. SO-BB: Ringley 2-1; Reigel 0-2, Morley 3-1. 2B: Jennifer Willison (H), Erinne Warrenfeltz (M).
Score by Inning – Game Two 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 - R H E
Hood (12-24) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 2 0
McDaniel (13-18) 0 0 0 0 0 1 x - 1 5 2
Bridgette Ringley and Krista Zerby; Kelly Toms and Beth Ann Fusco. WP: Toms (1-1). LP: Ringley (7-15). S: none. SO-BB: Ringley 1-0; Toms 2-1. 2B: Jordan Beans (M). HR: Erinne Warrenfeltz (M).