The CCBC Lady Cardinals Softball team continued to dominate the Maryland JUCO conference and the NJCAA Region XX over the last week. The Ladies are at the top of the leaderboard in both their conference and their region. The Ladies close out their regular season schedule this week before starting their postseason schedule next week.
The Cardinals hosted the Harford Community College Fighting Owls for a doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon. The Cardinals swept the doubleheader with scores of 12-7 in the first game and 11-3 in five games in the second game.
Sophomore Sarah Heagy (Eastern Tech) pitched the first game of the doubleheader; she went the distance allowing six earned runs in her complete game and got her ninth win of the season. She also had two hits and a RBI in the game offensively.
Freshman outfielder Jamie Smith (Arundel High) had three RBI’s in the game. Other stars on offense for the Lady Cardinals were freshman centerfielder Alleshia Pullen (Dulaney) and sophomore shortstop Alexis Sann (North County) each had two RBI’s in the game.
In the second game of the doubleheader, the Cardinals had two big innings to close out the game. They were down 3-1 going into the home half of the fourth inning; they scored four runs in the fourth and six runs in the fifth to win the game via the Run Ahead Rule (leading by eight or more runs after five innings).
Sophomore Kelly Krizmanich (Paint Branch) pitched all five innings giving up three runs and got her fourth win of the season. She had a hit and a run scored offensively in the game.
A two-run home run by freshman right fielder Amy Propst (Baltimore, Md.), started the rally in the bottom of the fourth inning. Propst hit her ninth home run of the season, which leads the conference. Sophomore catcher Erin Muir (Loch Raven) had the walk off hit in the game; she has the fourth highest RBI’s in the conference.
The Lady Cardinals travelled to Allegany College of Maryland for a doubleheader on Friday afternoon; they won both games in five innings with scores of 13-1 and 12-0 respectively.
Pullen was the offensive star in the game and led the team with six RBI’s in the game. She also had two home runs in the game to improve her season total to six, which is the third highest in the conference. Amy Propst had two hits and two RBI’s to increase her season total to 50, which leads the conference.
Propst was the starting pitcher in the game and allowed only one earned run. She got her eleventh win of the season, which is the second most in the conference, she also has the third lowest ERA in the conference.
In the second game of the doubleheader, the offensive damage came from sophomore third baseman, Stephanie Yarrish (Howard); she went four for four and had three RBI’s in the game. She is in the Top ten for most hits in the conference. She pitched the last two innings of the game, allowing no runs.
Sarah Heagy was the starting pitcher in the game and gave up no earned runs in three innings to earn her tenth win of the season, tied for third in the conference.
Heagy, freshman first baseman Hailey Manning (Severna Park), and Erin Muir all had four hits in the game. The three players have the three highest averages in the conference. All three players also had two RBI’s each in the game.
The Lady Cardinals lost both games to Mercer Community College at home on Saturday afternoon. The scores in the two games were 3-0 and 7-1 respectively. Sarah Heagy scored the only run of the second game on Saturday.
The Lady Cardinals had Alumni Day on Sunday as their sophomores played their last home game of their careers. The current team took on a team of Alumni, with the current team winning 12-11. Click here to read more about the Special Day for the Lady Cardinals.
The Lady Cardinals will close their regular season on the road on Wednesday afternoon against Montgomery College before playing in the Region XX tournament next week, hosted by Cecil College.