Severna Park rebounds, 4-2 Softball

April 22, 1993|By Roch Eric Kubatko | Roch Eric Kubatko,Staff Writer

One day earlier, Severna Park's softball team had lost its first game of the season -- by seven runs.

Its next assignment: facing undefeated Glen Burnie yesterday in a steady drizzle.

"You never know what's going to happen," said coach Wayne Mook.

What happened is, the visiting Falcons scored twice in the top of the ninth inning to defeat No. 12 Glen Burnie, 4-2, and put Tuesday's disappointment behind them.

Sophomore Brianna Weidman led off the inning with a triple to right-center. She scored on an error by pitcher Samantha Miller, who fielded a bouncer by Amanda Melgaard and, after looking Weidman back to third base, threw wide of first.

Melgaard advanced to third on a ground out and scored on a single to center by Amy Senger.

The Falcons, ranked No. 9, had taken a 2-1 lead in the eighth, only to let Glen Burnie off the hook. But they didn't make the same mistake twice.

Freshman pitcher Christy Huber walked Jen Stapler with two outs, but struck out Jennifer King for the fourth time to end the game.

Huber (3-1) allowed six hits -- including three by Crystal Ford -- and struck out 15. She retired 12 in a row until Susan Kroedel reached on an error.

"Huber just pitched super," Mook said. "We had a little pow-wow today because she pitched [Tuesday]. We talked to her a little bit, and she pitched a solid ballgame."

She had her moments on Tuesday, as well, striking out 12 in a 7-0 loss to No. 2 Archbishop Spalding. But she received better offensive and defensive support yesterday.

Glen Burnie (4-1) had taken a 1-0 lead in the first inning on doubles by Lori Lynch and Ford. Huber escaped a jam in the third, when the Gophers put runners on second and third with one out, and Severna Park (5-1) tied the score in the fifth.

Miller (2-1) gave up nine hits and struck out seven.

The Gophers must regroup against No. 8 Arundel tomorrow at Glen Burnie.

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