Catonsville's Fefel pitches perfect softball game, 4-0

Spring sports

High Schools

April 05, 2005|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Junior Amanda Fefel pitched a perfect game to lead No. 12 Catonsville (5-0) to a 4-0 softball victory over visiting Bel Air yesterday.

The perfect game is the first for Fefel (5-0), who struck out 11, and only the second in coach Bill Nelson's nine-year tenure.

"They came out and tried to put a little pressure on defense by bunting. [Bel Air] had a hard time bunting because her ball had a lot of movement on it today," Nelson said. "Out of the 10 [non-strikeout] outs, only one ball made it to the outfield."

Nelson said Fefel has flirted with perfection before and he thought that it was only a matter of time before she threw a perfect game.

"She's been our No. 1 player for the last three years," the coach said. "It was a big accomplishment but she acted like it was just business as usual; there was no jumping for joy and all of that. While it was going on, I'm not sure if the team even fully grasped what was going on, we were so focused on winning the game."

No. 10 Chesapeake-AA 3, No. 4 Northeast 0: The host Cougars used strong defense and timely hitting to beat the Eagles.

Chesapeake threw out two runners at the plate, by Amanda Santoni and Emily Bollinger.

Baseball

North East 3, No. 9 North Harford 2: The visiting Indians scored the winning run off a sacrifice fly given up by Jim Plantholt.

Junior left-hander Joe Ashley (1-1) got the loss as the Hawks (4-1) were upset at home.

No. 12 Centennial 9, Howard 4: Third baseman Austin Harclerode's three-run homer in the sixth inning helped the host Eagles (3-1) defeat the Lions.

Matt Hein (2-0) pitched six innings to get the win for Centennial.

Girls lacrosse

No. 15 Dulaney 9, No. 4 North Harford 8: The Lions' Mary Heneberry scored off an assist from Kristin Horsman to upset the host Hawks (3-1) in the third overtime.

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