River Hill's Jessica Tabacca threw a five-hitter, had two hits and scored two runs as the visiting Hawks upset No. 12 Severna Park, 6-1, yesterday in the Class 3A East region softball quarterfinals.
Senior shortstop Gina Ager went 3-for-3 with a walk and two runs and catcher Alex Schovee had two hits and two runs as the Hawks used a four-run third inning to avenge an 8-3 loss to the Falcons earlier this season.
After the game, Severna Park coach Jeff Shepherd announced he was stepping down after nine seasons to spend more time with his family. He compiled a 161-48 mark with five region titles, two county titles and a state championship in 2003.
The Falcons (16-5) got two hits from third baseman Desirae Sullivan.
No. 3 Chesapeake-AA 10, Thomas Stone 0 -- Sophomore second baseman Kelly Hickman capped a six-run third inning with a two-run homer, and sophomore Lauren Gibson (2-for-4, three RBIs) allowed two hits in the Class 4A East quarterfinal that lasted six innings because of the 10-run rule. Junior outfielder Erika Stasch went 2-for-4 with three runs and two RBIs.
No. 7 C. Milton Wright 10, Springbrook 0 -- The defending Class 4A state champion Mustangs had 11 hits, and senior Chelsea Funk allowed two hits in a North region quarterfinal that lasted five innings because of the 10-run rule. Brittany Favazza and Megan Favazza each had two-run singles to lead the offense.
No. 9 Glen Burnie 10, South River 0 -- Senior Kelly Leary pitched a no-hitter and Erica Richards led an 11-hit attack, going 2-for-3 with two RBIs, as the Gophers (14-5) advanced to the Class 4A East semifinals.
No. 5 C. Milton Wright 10, Blake 7 -- Scott Sorrick hit two home runs, a three-run shot and a grand slam in the bottom of the sixth with two outs to put the Mustangs (20-1) ahead of the Bengals (9-8) for good in the Class 4A North quarterfinals. C.M. Wright will play Parkville at 4 p.m. tomorrow.
Pallotti 1, Severn 0 -- Kieran Flannery pitched a five-hitter with six strikeouts and Troy Langway hit a double and scored the winning run in the sixth inning as the Panthers (20-9) defeated the Admirals (11-5) in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference playoffs.
North Harford 4, No. 15 Northeast 2 -- Marc Hemling and Bryan Young hit back-to-back singles in the bottom of the sixth to put the Hawks (16-5) ahead of the Eagles for good in the Class 3A East quarterfinals.
Staff reports contributed to this article.