C. Milton Wright softball tops N. Harford

Spring Sports

April 13, 2006|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Pounding out 12 hits - including four for extra bases - the C. Milton Wright softball team survived a late North Harford rally to come away with an 8-6 win in Bel Air.

The No. 2 Mustangs improved to 8-0, getting a homer, double and three RBIs from right fielder Nikki Hartner to lead the offense. Center fielder Katie Kolb also had a homer, single and two runs scored in the win.

"We knew it was going to be a fight because they're traditionally tough," C. Milton Wright coach Joe Dunch said. "We hit the ball real well and were fortunate because they hit the ball well, too."

North Harford got a two-run double from catcher Cara Testerman followed by a two-run homer from third baseman Ashley Schmidt in a four-run sixth to cut the lead to 8-6, but that's how things would stay.

The Mustangs got some fine defensive play from shortstop Brittany Paletar, who made a diving catch on a line drive to get a double play in the third and then went a long way to grab a pop-up in center field to start the seventh.

Glenn Graham

Girls lacrosse

Mount de Sales 12, No. 7 John Carroll 11 -- Ali Libertini (six goals, two assists) scored with 3:38 left in the game, giving the Sailors (2-7) a win over the Patriots (7-4). Down by three at the half, Mount de Sales held the visitors to just two goals in the second half.

Tennis

Bel Air 6, C. Milton Wright 5 -- The Bobcats ended the Mustangs' 84-match winning streak as five of the matches were decided by third-set tiebreakers, with Bel Air winning three.

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