Archive for ‘Softball’

May 26, 2013

Sherwood Softball Defeats Glen Burnie To Take Second Straight State Crown

by Eric Meany

Sherwood rode the pitching of Meggie Dejter and the offense of first baseman Megan McDonough (back) to victory over Glen Burnie

Sherwood rode the pitching of Meggie Dejter and the offense of first baseman Megan McDonough to victory over Glen Burnie.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — A year after capturing its fist state title in a tense one-run battle with Chesapeake under the lights at Robert E. Taylor Stadium, the Sherwood High School softball team returned to College Park on Saturday. This time, with the sun shining brightly on a beautiful spring afternoon, the Warriors scored three first-inning runs on their way to a slightly less stressful 5-0 victory over Glen Burnie to give the team its second consecutive MPSSAA Class 4A state championship.

Junior Meggie Dejter struck out 10, walked one and allowed four hits in seven innings to pitch a championship-game shutout for the second year in a row. Senior first baseman Megan McDonough had a double, a triple and three runs batted in while shortstop Nicole Stockinger scored three runs and knocked in another to lead the Warriors offense.

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May 22, 2013

Softball: Sherwood 6, Northwest 2

by Eric Meany

GLEN BURNIE, Md. — The Sherwood High School softball team moved one step closer to a second consecutive perfect season Tuesday, securing its 41st straight win with a 6-2 victory over Northwest in the semifinal round of the MPSSAA Class 4A State Championship Tournament.

Shortstop Nicole Stockinger had two hits, a run scored and two RBI for the Warriors (20-0), while center fielder Amelia Naik added two hits, two runs scored and an RBI of her own. Junior pitcher Meggie Dejter went the distance for the win.

Sherwood junior Meggie Dejter pitched Sherwood into the state finals for the second straight year.

Sherwood junior Meggie Dejter pitched the Warriors into the state finals for the second straight year.

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May 7, 2013

Softball: Playoff Seedings Announced

Northwest, Damascus and defending Class 4A state champion Sherwood all received regional top seeds in the MPSSAA softball playoff brackets announced Tuesday.

The tournament is scheduled to begin Thursday and will run through May 25.

First-round matchups for Montgomery County teams:

4A West

(1) Northwest – bye (will play the winner of Churchill vs. Richard Montgomery)

(2) Blair – bye (will play the winner of Bethesda-Chevy Chase vs. Walter Johnson)

(3) Clarksburg – bye (will play the winner of Kennedy vs. Whitman)

(13) Magruder @ (4) Wootton

(12) Gaithersburg @ (5) Quince Orchard

(11) Whitman @ (6) Kennedy

(10) Walter Johnson @ (7) Bethesda-Chevy Chase

(9) Churchill @ (8) Richard Montgomery

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March 20, 2013

Softball: O’Connell 12, Good Counsel 1

Senior pitcher Tori Finucane stuck out 15, hit two home runs and drove in five runs against her former school as the Bishop O’Connell High School softball team topped host Good Counsel, 12-1, on Wednesday.

Amanda Ehlers and Jillian Ferraro each knocked in two runs for the Knights (3-0, 3-0 Washington Catholic Athletic Conference).

Finucane, a first-team 2012 All-American who has committed to the University of Missouri, has struck out 44 batters through three games so far this season. Last year she struck out a school-record 332 while walking only 22 in 161 innings on her way to a 27-1 record and a 0.09 ERA. She played for Good Counsel during her freshman and sophomore years before transferring to O’Connell.

The Knights will host St. John’s on Thursday, while the Falcons (1-3, 0-3 WCAC) will play at Sherwood on Friday.

December 2, 2012

Softball: Former Damascus Standout Hired To Coach At Blake

Nicole Wallace

Nicole Wallace

The James Hubert Blake High School softball team will take the field in 2013 with a new coach, as the school has announced the hiring of former Gaithersburg junior varsity skipper Nicole Wallace to lead the Bengals in the spring.

It will be the first varsity coaching position for the 30-year-old Wallace (formerly Nicole Wilson), who played high school softball under coach Barb King at Damascus from 1997 to 2000. Wallace earned all-county honors four times with the Hornets before playing collegiately for the University of Massachusetts.

She replaces the co-coaching tandem of Jessica Garlick and Dave Schipani, who led Blake to a 10-8 record in 2012. The Bengals were 13-5 in 2011, and in 2010 posted a 15-4 record in making it to the Class 3A state semifinals.

Returning standouts for Blake in 2013 should include senior Colleen Burkhardt and junior Angie McCray.

“In speaking with others who are familiar with the program it sounds like I am coming in at a great time,” Wallace said. “It seems as though a great group of girls will be returning this year coming off of a successful season last year. I hope to start from there with them and raise the bar so we can continue to get better.”

Wallace’s sister, former Seneca Valley assistant Ashley Wilson, will also be joining the Bengals coaching staff.

May 26, 2012

Sherwood vs. Chesapeake: Videos

Chesapeake High School’s Emily Kirby is out at home trying to score on a wild pitch by Meggie Dejter of Sherwood with two outs in the bottom of the 3rd inning and the score tied at zero.

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May 25, 2012

Softball Playoffs: Friday, May 25

4A State Finals

Robert E. Taylor Stadium
University of Maryland
College Park, MD

Sherwood 1, Chesapeake-A.A. 0

Sherwood won its first state championship in its third trip to the finals in the last five years.

May 23, 2012

Softball: Sherwood 8, Magruder 1

Sophomore pitcher Meggie Dejter held Magruder to one run on three hits and no walks while striking out eight to lead the undefeated Sherwood High School softball team to an 8-1 win in the semifinal round of the MPSSAA Class 4A state championship tournament in Glen Burnie on Tuesday night.

The Warriors (20-0) will face Chesapeake (20-5) in the Class 4A championship game Friday at 8:30 pm at Robert E. Taylor stadium on the campus of the University of Maryland in College Park.

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May 22, 2012

Softball Playoffs: Tuesday, May 22

4A State Semifinals

@ Bachman Park
570 East Ordnance Road
Glen Burnie, MD 21060

Sherwood 8, Magruder 1

Chesapeake-A.A. 8, C.H. Flowers 0


May 18, 2012

Softball Playoffs: Friday, May 18

4th Round – Regional Finals

4A West

(3) Magruder 2, (4) Gaithersburg 1

4A North

(1) Sherwood 12, (6) Paint Branch 2