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Chesapeake swept by Hagerstown in softball doubleheader
Hawks stay undefeated in Maryland JuCo with twin wins

HAGERSTOWN – Hagerstown Community College used a 12-4 and 14-2 softball sweep of Chesapeake College Sunday afternoon to stay undefeated in the Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference.

The Hawks (20-5 overall, 8-0 league) pounded out 29 hits in the doubleheader. They touched Amanda Lord for 13 hits in the opener, then amassed 16 off Heather Lawrence during the nightcap.

Hagerstown head coach Dave Brooks said he’s a little surprised at the Hawks’ fast start this season.

"I thought we had a chance to be a decent ball club this year," said Brooks. "To say I thought we’d be 20-5 . . . I didn’t really think we’d be there at this point."

Chesapeake’s Katie Connolly, who went into the doubleheader as the state’s leading hitter, went 3-for-6 in the twin bill and finished the day hitting .609 for the season. Connolly, Lawrence (two RBI), Katie Satterlee (run), and Katie LaNeve (run) each had two hits in the opener, and Monette Malabet scored one run and drove in two.

Tawnya Blair went 3-for-4 in the opener for Hagerstown while teammate Heather Taylor was 2-for-2 with two doubles, three RBI and a walk. Jenna Clark hit a solo homer in support of winning pitcher Casey Woods.

Kelly Henckel had two hits for the Skipjacks (11-5, 5-3) in the nightcap while Courtney Jackson drove in both Chesapeake runs. Connolly and Beth Morris each scored a run for Chesapeake in the nightcap.

Cherrae Freeman was 4-for-4 with a home run, double, and two singles for Hagerstown in the nightcap. Megan Riggleman went 3-for-4, while Adrienne Munoz had two triples and three RBI. Nina Chiaruttini went 2-for-3 with two doubles and three RBI.

Destinee Olden was the winning pitcher.

The Skipjacks travel to Arnold Wednesday for a 3 p.m. doubleheader against Anne Arundel Community College. The Pioneers were 18-8 overall and 9-1 in Maryland JuCo heading into last Saturday’s doubleheader with Frederick Community College.

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