Brehm throws perfect game in opener
STAUNTON, Va. – Caroline Brehm (Hanover, Pa./New Oxford) went 15-up, 15-down with 10 strikeouts and the McDaniel offense rapped out 28 hits and scored 34 over two five-inning games to sweep Mary Baldwin in non-conference softball action on Saturday.
The Green Terror (2-2) opened the day with a 15-0 victory behind Brehm's first collegiate perfect game and third career no-hitter before completing the sweep with a 19-7 win.
Amy Baumgardner (Hanover, Pa./South Western) added a 3-for-5 performance to lead the offense in game one with two runs scored and five RBIs, including her third career grand slam.
Rebecca Parramore led the Fighting Squirrels (0-4) with a grand slam of her own in the nightcap.
After a scoreless top of the first, Brehm went to work with her first two strikeouts in the bottom of the frame.
With one out in the top of the second, Lindsey Blohm (Bel Air, Md./Toms River North [N.J.]) drew a walk before a fielder's choice gave Mary Baldwin two outs.
Laura Mertz (Gillette, N.J./Watchung Hills) reached on an infield single before Rachel Sidney (East Meadow, N.Y./East Meadow) walked to load the bases for Baumgardner, who went yard for the third time in her career – and for the third time with the bases loaded.
Three Brehm strikeouts later, the offense was back to work with a Tracy Davis (Christiansburg, Va./Christiansburg) double.
Three errors, a stolen base, passed ball and Mertz RBI single later it was a 7-0 game.
After three more Brehm strikeouts, Baumgardner led off the fourth with a single.
Jackie Liebowitz (Bellerose, N.Y./Benjamin N. Cardozo) followed with a single before a Davis three-run bomb made it a 10-0 lead.
After a Blohm single, Emily Sneeringer (Hanover, Pa./South Western) lofted a sacrifice fly to score Stitely.
A pair of errors loaded the bases for Baumgardner, who singled in Blohm to push the lead to 13-0.
Brehm got a strikeout looking around a pair of groundouts in the bottom of the frame before a pair of errors and singles from Caitlin Justice (Stuart, Fla./Jensen Beach) and Mertz made it a 15-0 game.
Brehm finished off her perfect game with two groundouts and her 10th strikeout.
In game two, Sidney led off the game with a walk and stolen base before Ally Galati (Milford, Pa./Cornwall Central) reached on an error and stole second.
A Maring double scored both runners before a Stitely reached on a one-out error, scoring Maring in the process.
Leigh Blohm (Bel Air, Md./Toms River North [N.J.]) doubled home Stitely before scoring on a passed ball for a 5-0 lead.
A Galati walk and error brought Davis to the plate with runners at first and second. Davis cranked her second long ball of the day, stretching the lead to 8-0.
A Taylor Fletcher (Linden, Va./Fauquier) double scored Stitely, who walked following Davis' three-run blast, for a 9-0 advantage.
The Green Terror doubled that advantage in the third inning, sending 13 batters to the plate, recording eight singles in the frame. Maring capped the frame with a two-run double for her third hit and third and fourth RBIs of game two.
With one out, Galait, Maring, Justice, Stitely, Blohm, Stacey Armacost (Glenville, Pa./South Western) and Fletcher all rapped out consecutive hits to push the lead to 12-0.
Megan Moore (Bridgeton, N.J./Cumberland Regional) broke up the hit parade, only because she drew a bases-loaded walk to force in Blohm for a 13-0 lead.
Galati singled home Fletcher with two outs for her second hit of the inning
Armacost added her first career home run with two outs in the fourth for a 19-0 lead.
The Squirrels took advantage of a two-out error to score seven runs in the bottom of the inning.
Lindsey Shifflet, Tassany Forero and Sarah Seekins all drew walks to load the bases with one out.
An Virginia Griffin RBI groundout broke up the shutout before Olivia Compton drew a walk to reload the bases. An error allowed Seekins to score before Jonquil Brown singled home Griffin.
Parramore followed with a grand slam to cap the frame.
The Green Terror returns to action at Bridgewater on Sunday. The first game of the doubleheader begins at 1:30 p.m.