Spalding rallies to top Pallotti in softball

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April 28, 2005|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,SUN STAFF

Blanked through the first four innings and down four runs at Pallotti, the Spalding softball team made up for lost time in a big way yesterday at Fairlands Regional Fields.

The No. 5 Cavaliers pounded out 10 of their 12 hits from the fifth inning on -- including five for extra bases -- to overtake No. 13 Pallotti, 8-5.

Catcher Leigh Carnwath drove in the winning run with a single in the top of the seventh and Delaney Bell followed with a two-run double to complete the deciding three-run inning.

Pitcher Stephanie Weigman struck out 12 to get the win and added two doubles and an RBI.

Sloane Van Meter went 2-for-3 with a triple and one run scored, Brittany Lounge finished with two singles, an RBI and run scored, and everyone aside from Weigman scored a run.

"We showed a tremendous amount of heart being down four runs on an away field against a good team," Spalding first-year coach Nikki Trumpler said.

The Cavaliers improve to 11-4 overall and 9-3 in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland's A Conference, while Pallotti -- which got three singles and two runs scored from Kelly Smith -- fell to 12-8.

Southwestern 12-12, Edmondson 4-11: Caprice Singleton (7-0) had a combined 15 strikeouts in the Sabres' doubleheader against the Red Storm (6-4).

At the plate, Singleton went a combined 5-for-5 with three walks as host Southwestern improves to 10-2.

Baseball

No. 12 Arundel 17, Broadneck 13: First baseman Shawn Pleffner hit a grand slam in the fifth inning to give the host Wildcats (9-3) a 13-12 lead which they never relinquished.

Pleffner went 3-for-4 with four RBIs and three runs scored.

The Bruins fell to 9-5.

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