Centennial softball tops Long Reach in battle of unbeatens

Chesapeake-AA falls

Spring sports

High Schools

April 21, 2005|By Rick Belz | Rick Belz,SUN STAFF

Michelle Grap's two-run, fifth-inning double sparked the host Centennial softball team to an 8-4 victory over Long Reach in a Howard County battle of undefeated teams yesterday.

"That was the big hit because it put us down 5-2 and that changed the nature of the game," said Long Reach coach Chuck Struhar. "After that, we couldn't bunt or steal. Centennial is the best hitting team I've seen in Howard County in a long time."

Michelle Bosserman led No. 12 Centennial by going 3-for-4 with an RBI. Jessica Olenik was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Jessica Grimshaw was 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

Freshman Centennial pitcher Katie Hobson improved her record to 5-0.

"We wanted to show everyone we were just as good as Long Reach," she said.

Centennial improved its record to 9-0 while Long Reach fell to 9-1.

No. 9 Broadneck 2, No. 1 Chesapeake-AA 1: Becca Earley drove in what proved to be the winning run as the host Bruins (8-1) pulled off the upset.

Jessie Battista had six strikeouts during her complete game and also drove in a run.


Southwestern 16, Southside 0: Joseph Sanford threw a no-hitter in the second game of a doubleheader for the Sabers (5-2).

Sanford had 15 strikeouts in the five-inning game.

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