Northeast's Brown blanks Glen Burnie

No. 9 Severna Park tops Southern in baseball

Spring sports

March 29, 2007|By Glenn Graham | Glenn Graham,SUN REPORTER

As if the Glen Burnie softball team hadn't already had a tough enough time hitting against Northeast pitcher Heather Brown, who posted two shutout wins against the Gophers last season, the Eagles sophomore added a new wrinkle yesterday to add to its frustration.

Adding an occasional knuckle curveball to her mix of pitches, Brown had nine strikeouts and scattered three hits to lead No. 6 Northeast past host and No. 4 Glen Burnie, 3-0.

Senior Lindsey Gray sparked the Eagles offense, leading off the game with a walk and scoring on a single by Megan Henne. Gray added a run-scoring double in the fifth inning and came in to score for the Eagles (2-1).

Hitting her spots and continually getting ahead of the batters, Brown retired the Gophers (3-1) in order four innings and never allowed more than one base runner in an inning.

What pleased Northeast coach Marianne Shultz was how well her Eagles responded to a tough 4-0, eight-inning loss to North County on Monday.

"We didn't capitalize on some opportunities against North County and today we really made things happen and were able to string some things together when we got on base," she said.

The Gophers, who scored 39 runs in their first three wins, got two singles from sophomore Brittany Willingham.

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No. 1 Chesapeake-AA 7, North County 1 -- Kelly Hickman had two RBIs for the visiting Cougars (2-0). Lauren Gibson got the win, surrendering only one hit. No. 7 Severna Park 13, Southern 0 -- Desirae Sullivan struck out seven batters to lift the visiting Falcons (2-0) over the Bulldogs. Sullivan also hit a triple and a home run for Severna Park.

No. 9 Seton Keough 3, No. 2 Spalding 0 -- The Gators (2-1) upset the host Cavaliers (3-1) and handed them their first loss of the season. Carly Martin pitched the entire game, struck out six and only allowed one hit.


No. 9 Severna Park 14, Southern 3 -- Right-hander Dylan Taylor (1-0) went seven innings, gave up six hits, three runs, one walk and struck out seven for the visiting Falcons (2-1). Alex Ramsay went 2-for-3 with two RBIs to pace Severna Park.

Pikesville 14, Milford Mill 0 -- Danny Cohen pitched a perfect game for the host Panthers with six strikeouts. Cohen also went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBIs, two stolen bases and three runs.

Staff reports contributed to this article.

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