Hyson pitches No. 4 Chesapeake-AA past No. 5 Seton Keough

April 06, 2010|By Todd Karpovich | Special to The Baltimore Sun

Megan Hyson, Chesapeake-Anne Arundel's ace pitcher, didn't need a scouting report when preparing for Monday's game at No. 5 Seton Keough.

Hyson spent two seasons at Seton Keough before transferring to Chesapeake in the fall, so she had a pretty good grasp of the Gators' lineup. With a flawless and technically sound defense behind her, Hyson had a successful homecoming by pitching a complete game in the No. 4 Cougars' 2-1 victory.

"I kind of knew how to pitch everybody because some of them I played with in travel league, and the other ones I played with last year," said Hyson, a Georgetown recruit.

Hyson allowed six hits with 10 strikeouts and two walks. Seton Keough's Robi Zimmerman was equally effective, allowing five hits with five strikeouts.

Chesapeake (4-1) scored both of its runs in the second inning. Samantha Fisher and Gabrielle Howard each singled to get the rally started. After advancing on a wild pitch, Kimberly Federowicz then knocked in both runs with another single.

Seton Keough threatened in the fourth when Mikki Kouneski tripled to start the inning, but she was thrown out at the plate by second baseman Sydney Lamarsh, who handled a grounder by Hannah Tavik.

The Gators (4-5) cut the margin on an RBI single by Kouneski and nearly tied it on a double by Tavik, but Hyson took a relay throw and got Kouneski at home. C 020 000 0-2 6 1SK 000 001 0-1 5 0Hyson and Couture; Zimmerman and Kouneski. 2B: S- Tavik. 3B: S-Kouneski.

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