’Jacks stay unbeaten in Maryland JuCo softball
Chesapeake sweeps Harford, sparked by extra-inning win in Game 1
BEL AIR Parity seems to be the rule in the Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference softball league except that rule currently doesn’t apply to Chesapeake College.
The Skipjacks survived a scare in the opener of Thursday’s doubleheader at Harford Community College, pulling out a 10-6 victory in nine innings, but Chesapeake followed up with an easier 9-3 triumph in the nightcap to remain the only unbeaten team in Maryland JuCo.
"Everybody seems to be splitting with everybody," said Chesapeake head coach Durrie Hayes, whose team improved to 11-3 overall and 4-0 in Maryland JuCo. "There is a lot of balance in the league."
Chesapeake won Thursday’s opener thanks to a ninth-inning rally that included three Owl errors, Becca English’s suicide squeeze and Courtney Aubel’s RBI single. Jordan Wright who went 5-for-6 with three stolen bases won the opener by allowing just one run in pitching the final 4 2/3 innings in relief of starter Jill Piasecki.
Janean Lowenberger (two RBI), English, Aubel, and Kelsi Robinson (two doubles, two RBI) each had two hits for the Skipjacks in the opener.
Chesapeake held a nervous 3-1 lead in the nightcap until a five-run fifth that included a two-run triple by Piasecki (2-for-3). Lowenberger, Megan Johnson and Kelsi Robinson each had three hits, while Wright and Aubel each added two hits.
Robinson pitched a four-hitter with two strikeouts, three walks and two earned runs allowed in the nightcap.
The Harford sweep came a day after the Skipjacks swept Prince George’s Community College in their Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference opener.
Chesapeake 15, PGCC 0
WYE MILLS Jill Piasecki nearly pitched a perfect game before settling for a one-hit shutout in Wednesday’s opener.
Jennifer Swieczkowski’s single with two outs in the fourth provided Prince George’s Community College with its only hit off Piasecki, who struck out four in the five-inning contest.
"Her (Swieczkowski’s) ground ball was less than a foot out of (shortstop) Jordan Wright’s reach," said Chesapeake head coach Durrie Hayes.
Piasecki helped herself by going 3-for-4 with five RBI, including a double and a two-run homer. Wright (five assists, two putouts) and Melanie Buck each had two hits while Tiffeny Ricks hit a two-run homer and walked three times. Courtney Aubel added a double in Chesapeake’s 11-hit attack.
Chesapeake 10, PGCC 2
WYE MILLS Tiffeny Ricks (single), Jill Piasecki (double) and Becca English (sacrifice fly) each contributed an RBI during a three-run third inning that broke a 1-1 tie in Wednesday’s nightcap.
Piasecki (3-for-3, three RBI) slammed a two-run homer during a five-run fourth that broke the game open. Janean Lowenberger (two doubles) doubled in a fourth-inning run while Ricks (2-for-3, three RBI) added a run-scoring single to the fourth-inning explosion.
Jordan Wright was 2-for-4 and scored three runs. Winning pitcher Kelsi Robinson allowed four hits, five walks and one earned run while striking out seven in the five-inning contest.
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