Green Terror takes opener 9-8 in late rally
FREDERICK, Md. – Megan Elfert (Finksburg, Md./Westminster) rapped out four hits for McDaniel in a doubleheader split with Hood in non-conference softball action on Wednesday.
The Green Terror (16-24) took the opener 9-8 with a pair of seventh-inning runs before the Blazers (17-23) forged the split with an 8-5 victory in game two.
Brittni Jones went 3-for-5 to lead Hood in the nightcap win.
Trailing 8-7 after an Erin McNally RBI double and Jordan Wolford two-run home run keyed a three-run sixth inning for the Blazers, Lauren Toomey (Pottsville, Pa./Pottsville Area) led off the seventh with a single up the middle.
With two outs, Ashley Crawford (New Market, Md./Linganore) drew a walk before an outfield error allowed both runners to score and give McDaniel a one-run lead.
Erinne Warrenfeltz (Smithsburg, Md./Middletown) pitched around a two-out infield single in the bottom of the inning for her sixth win of the year.
A Lauren Wildasin (Thurmont, Md./Catoctin) two-out, two-run single staked the Green Terror to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning before Hood sent 10 batters to the plate in the bottom of the frame to take a 4-3 advantage.
Three walks, including a Bridgette Ringley pass with the bases loaded, and four singles keyed the inning.
Wildasin drew a walk to lead off the third inning before stealing second and scoring on a Crawford double for a 5-4 lead.
After Crawford stole third, she scored on an RBI groundout to stretch the lead to 6-4.
A Wolford single and Rachael Potts sacrifice fly sliced the deficit in half after five innings but a Beans single and Warrenfeltz sacrifice fly stretched the lead back to two in the sixth.
In game two, Hood jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first two innings.
Kelly Gaffner's two-run double in the first accounted for the Blazers' two runs in that frame before Sabol led off the second with a home run to spark the three-run frame.
A walk to Lindsey Blohm (Bel Air, Md./Toms River North [N.J.]) and Beans RBI single pulled the visitors within 5-1 in the third but a hit batter and error stretched the lead to 6-1 in the bottom of the frame.
Back-to-back doubles from Elfert and Warrenfeltz after a Blohm single and Beans sacrifice fly made it a 6-3 game in the top of the fifth but Hood countered with a single run on singles by Taylor Grimmell and Ringley.
A Blohm two-run home run in the top of the sixth trimmed the deficit to 7-5 but a Potts double and Sabol RBI single set the final margin in the bottom of the frame.
Score by Inning – Game
McDaniel (16-23) 3 1 2 0 0 1 2 - 9 8 3
Hood (16-23) 4 0 0 0 1 3 0 - 8 13 3
Kaitlyn Vadenais, Erinne Warrenfeltz (2) and Tracy Davis, Devon Fogarty (5); Jordan Wolford and Britni Jones. WP: Warrenfeltz (6-10). LP: Wolford (9-13). S: none. SO-BB: Vadenais 0-3, Warrenfeltz 5-0; Wolford 6-6. 2B: Ashley Crawford (M), Erin McNelty (H). HR: Jordan Wolford (H).
Score by Inning – Game
McDaniel (16-24) 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 - 5 9 2
Hood (17-23) 2 3 1 0 1 1 x - 8 14 0
Liz Beall, Kaitlyn Vadenais (3), Erinne Warrenfeltz (5) and Hope Battista, Leigh Blohm (5); Bridgette Ringley, Jordan Wolford (6) and Britni Jones. WP: Ringley (7-9). LP: Beall (0-1). S: Wolford (1). SO-BB: Beall 1-3, Vadenais 0-1, Warrenfeltz 0-1; Ringley 1-2, Wolford 2-1. 2B: Megan Elfert (M), Erinne Warrenfeltz (M), Lauren Toomey (M), Rachael Potts (H), Kelly Gafner (H). HR: Lindsey Blohm (M), Brittany Sabol (H).