March 3, 2013

Baumgardner records two hits

BRIDGEWATER, Va. – Bridgewater recorded a walk-off eighth-inning victory in the opener and carried that to a doubleheader sweep of McDaniel in non-conference softball action on Sunday.

Amy Baumgardner (Hanover, Pa./South Western) recorded a hit in each game to lead the Green Terror (2-4), who was limited to just nine hits in the twinbill.

Heather Jenkins led the Eagles (4-2) with two hits and two RBIs, including the game-winning home run in the opener. The hosts took game one 4-2 before sweeping the twinbill, 5-0.

Caroline Brehm (Hanover, Pa./New Oxford) went the distance in game one, fanning 18 batters for the second-highest single-game total in program history. It also gives her 415 for her career, leaving her 11 shy of the program record.

Kasey Anderson led off the bottom of the first with a walk before stealing second and taking third and home on a pair of passed balls for a 1-0 Bridgewater lead.

The Green Terror responded immediately, however. After a one-out error allowed Stephanie Maring (Woodbine, Md./South Carroll) allowed Maring to reach, Sam Stitely (Westminster, Md./North Carroll) followed with a single to left.

Emily Sneeringer (Hanover, Pa./South Western) was hit by a pitch to load the bases before a fielder's choice erased the runner at home and gave Bridgewater two outs.

Laura Mertz (Gillette, N.J./Watchung Hills) followed with an infield single to score Stitely and knot the game at 1-all.

Back-to-back singles from Maring and Stitely and a passed ball put runners at second and third in the fourth. Sneeringer was hit by a pitch to load the bases before Stacey Armacost (Glenville, Pa./South Western) lofted a sacrifice fly to center for a 2-1 lead.

Brooke Throckmorton led off the bottom of the sixth with a double before Jenkins bunted her to third and a wild pitch plated the tying run.

With Sarah Goodman on second for the international tiebreaker rule in the home eighth, McDaniel induced a popped up bunt before Jenkins went deep to left field for the 4-2 win.

In the nightcap, one-walks by Haley Lloyd and Throckmorton coupled with a wild pitch put runners at second and third.

A two-out error allowed Lloyd to score before Kelsey Limbert singled in Throckmorton for a 2-0 lead after one inning.

Three straight two-out singles capped by a Lloyd single stretched the lead to 3-0 in the fourth.

Jenkins doubled to lead off third before taking third on a groundout and scoring on a wild pitch in the fifth.

An Anderson walk, two stolen bases and a Lloyd RBI groundout set the final margin in the sixth.

Stitely and Maring each had two hits in the twinbill.

The Green Terror returns to action at home against Penn State-Harrisburg on Tuesday, Mar. 12. The first game of the doubleheader begins at 3 p.m.

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