Centennial cruises to 2-0 in softball

Spring sports

High Schools

March 23, 2006|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

With an offensive attack that included three home runs and fine pitching from Katie Hobson, the No. 11 Centennial softball team had a surprisingly easy time at Mount Hebron yesterday, coming away with a 5-0 win over the No. 13 Vikings.

Michelle Grap, Jessica Grimshaw and Teri Swinson supplied the power, each hitting bases-empty homers for the Eagles, who had seven hits. Hobson struck out eight and allowed three hits to notch the shutout.

The Eagles improved to 2-0, while Mount Hebron took its second straight shutout loss. On Tuesday, the Vikings opened the season with a 2-0 setback to No. 6 Catonsville.

Last season, Mount Hebron eliminated Centennial in the regional title game, handing the Eagles their first loss of the season after 20 wins.

"That was actually the second time they knocked us out of the playoffs," Grap said. "When we talk, we try not to psyche each other out because we know they beat us in the region playoffs the past two years. It's been a rivalry for a really long time with them. We were definitely ready to beat them."

- Glenn Graham

Baseball

Douglass 21, Southside 4 -- The visiting Ducks scored 16 runs in the first inning in a rout over the Jaguars that was called after four innings. Douglass' Thomas Holland went 2-for-4 with a double and a home run, driving in four runs and stealing six bases.

Boys lacrosse

No. 2 Boys' Latin 13, St. Stephen's & St. Agnes 5 -- Chris Boland recorded a game-high seven points with two goals and five assists as the host Lakers (6-0) cruised past the Saints (1-2) of Alexandria, Va. Boys' Latin goalie Jake Hagelin sat out the fourth quarter after making five saves and not allowing a goal.

Girls lacrosse

No. 2 St. Mary's 13, Mercy 6 -- Johns Hopkins-bound Sam Schrum scored six goals and added three assists to lead the visiting Saints (3-0). Christian Carr paced the Magic with three goals and an assist. Next for St. Mary's is a matchup with Seton Keough in Annapolis tomorrow.

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