Big inning, Leary lift Glen Burnie to win

Spring sports

April 06, 2006|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

A six-run fifth inning and fine pitching by junior Kelly Leary led Glen Burnie to a 7-4 win over host Chesapeake in Anne Arundel County softball yesterday.

Catcher Jessica Hackley capped the big inning with a three-run homer to center, highlighting a 12-hit attack for the Gophers, who improved to 5-1 while handing the Cougars (5-1) their first loss.

Leary, relying on a fastball and sinking curve, didn't allow a hit or a run until the sixth inning, retiring the side in five innings. She also was one of three Gophers - Adrienne Blake (triple, double, two runs) and Brittany Breach were the others - to collect three hits.

"Most of the pitchers in the county are pitching outside, so the past week we worked really hard in the batting cage to take the pitches the other way," said Glen Burnie coach Bob Broccolino.

"I think that really showed with Adrienne and Brittany, along with Jessica's home run."

Kelly Hickman had a double that scored two runs for Chesapeake.

Glenn Graham

Softball

No. 2 C. M. Wright 11, North East 6 -- The visiting Mustangs (6-0) rolled past the Indians behind five RBIs from sophomore Nikki Hartner. Junior pitcher Chelsea Funk picked up the win, striking out seven.

No. 1 Severna Park 2, Broadneck 0 -- Senior Kaila Jenkins completed her fourth no-hitter of the season as the host Falcons (6-0) beat the Bruins. Jenkins struck out 14 and walked two.

Baseball

No. 3 Catonsville 3, Kenwood 0 -- Senior Neal Davis struck out 17 and walked none as the host Comets (5-2) beat the Bluebirds.

No. 13 Fallston 10, Bel Air 3 -- Mike Thomas pitched a complete game for the visiting Cougars (5-2), allowing two hits and one walk while striking out six. He retired the last 14 batters in a row in beating the Bobcats (5-2).

Girls lacrosse

No. 2 St. Mary's 10, Roland Park 6 -- Sophomore Caroline Cochran scored three goals and had two assists to lead the visiting Saints (8-0) past the Reds (5-1).

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