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’Jacks maul Cougars, stay unbeaten in league
Chesapeake sweeps Frederick in a pair of five-inning romps

FREDERICK – 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 (13-3 overall, 6-0 league) remained the conference’s only unbeaten team Saturday afternoon by sweeping host Frederick Community College, 10-0 and 12-1, in a pair of five-inning games shortened by the slaughter rule. Jill Piasecki (4-1) and Kelsi Robinson (5-1) each pitched a complete game, with Piasecki tossing a three-hit shutout in the opener and Robinson twirling a two-hitter in the nightcap.

"Our pitching sort of dominated them," acknowledged Chesapeake head coach Durrie Hayes.

Piasecki, who struck out five and walked just one, helped herself by going 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI in the opener. Janean Lowenberger (two RBI), Becca English (double), Melanie Buck, and Jordan Wright also had two hits each.

Chesapeake broke a scoreless tie in Game 1 with an eight-run second inning highlighted by Piasecki’s two-run double and Lowenberger’s two-run single.

The Skipjacks also had an eight-run inning in the nightcap, scoring eight runs on seven hits in the fourth to take an 11-0 lead. Lowenberger had a two-run triple, Megan Johnson added a two-run single, and Wright had two hits in the inning.

"It’s the way you’d draw it up," Hayes said of the fourth inning. "We had a slap single, bunt single, sacrifice, then base hit, base hit, base hit. . . . It’s the best inning we’ve had all year."

Lowenberger (two triples, three RBI, three runs) and Piasecki (double, two RBI) each went 4-for-4 in Game 2 while Jordan Wright (3-for-4) and Courtney Aubel (2-for-4) also had multi-hit games.

Robinson struck out six and walked one in Game 2.

Chesapeake 10, Harford CC 6 (9 innings)

BEL AIR – 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. Jenean Lowenberger (two RBI), English, Aubel, and Kelsi Robinson (two doubles, two RBI) each had two hits for the Skipjacks in the opener.

Chesapeake 9, Harford CC 3

BEL AIR – Chesapeake held a nervous 3-1 lead in Thursday’s nightcap until a five-run fifth that included a two-run triple by Jill Piasecki (2-for-3).

Jenean Lowenberger, Megan Johnson and Kelsi Robinson each had three hits, while Jordan Wright and Courtney Aubel each added two hits.

Robinson pitched a four-hitter with two strikeouts, three walks and two earned runs allowed in the nightcap.

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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