Calvert wins Class 3A title in 10 innings McDonough, Rising Sun mark 4th, 2nd titles in row

May 23, 1998|By Rich Scherr | Rich Scherr,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Kelly Miles' run-scoring double with two outs in the 10th propelled Calvert, of Calvert County, to a 6-4 extra-innings win over LaPlata last night in the Class 3A state championship game at Randazzo Park.

The win gave the Prince Frederick team its second straight state crown -- the Cavaliers won in Class 4A a year ago -- and fourth since 1992.

Junior Cindy Livesay went the distance, striking out five to earn her 19th win.

Trailing, 4-3, Calvert (20-5) sent the game to extra innings on Livesay's sacrifice fly in the seventh.

"This is unbelievable," said Calvert coach Frank Moore. "They just won't lose."

McDonough wins 2A, again

Senior Clarisa Crowell pitched a complete-game four-hitter, striking out nine, to lead Charles County's McDonough to its fourth straight state title with a 2-0 win over Walkersville in the Class 2A final last night at Randazzo Park.

The Rams (23-3) ended the season by winning 15 straight, 14 by shutout, while outscoring opponents, 115-1. Crowell, who also hit a key triple, will attend Virginia Tech on a softball scholarship.

Walkersville, of Frederick County, finished 23-1 after allowing more than one run for the first time in 21 games.

Rising Sun wins Class 1A

Freshman Jennifer Maccari pitched a complete-game four-hitter, and Rising Sun scored runs in four of the first five innings en route to a 6-2 win over South Hagerstown in the Class 1A final last night at Randazzo Park.

The Tigers (13-9), who began the season 6-9, finished by winning seven straight to claim their second consecutive state crown. Ten of 17 players on the Cecil County team are freshmen or sophomores.

South Hagerstown went 16-10.

Pub Date: 5/23/98

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