Roo­sevelt pitches Ce­cil past Columbia

Cecil Whig - - LOCAL SPORTS SIGHTS OF CECIL - WHIG STAFF RE­PORT

Chris Roo­sevelt threw a com­plete game on the mound and Ce­cil County de­feated host Columbia 5-1 in Amer­i­can Le­gion base­ball ac­tion on Thurs­day to take over first place in their di­vi­sion.

Roo­sevelt went the dis­tance, al­low­ing four hits and one earned run with five strike­outs, while at the plate he fin­ished 3- for- 3 with with two dou­bles and two runs scored.

Ce­cil ( 8- 2) opened the scor­ing in the sec­ond in­ning when Vic­tor Nor­ris de­liv­ered a two- run RBI, scor­ing Roo­sevelt and Der- ek Schoff. Nor­ris then scored when Owen Null sin­gled up the mid­dle.

Ce­cil later scored twice in the sixth, high­lighted by a dou­ble from Roo­sevelt and a run- scor­ing sin­gle by Nor­ris.

Columbia nearly made a come­back in the fourth in­ning when it loaded the bases but Roo­sevelt forced a ground- ball dou­ble play to es­cape the frame with limited dam­age.

“Solid ef­fort by by the defense and key hits fu­eled this big vic­tory for our guys,” Ce­cil man­ager Jim Martz said. “Re­ally nice to re­bound from ear­lier loss against [ the same Columbia starter]. I’m very proud of our guys.”

Nor­ris ended the game 3- for4 with two dou­bles, three RBIs and two runs scored, while Null fin­ished with two hits and an RBI for Ce­cil, which took the se­ries 2- 1.

Fri­day Lit­tle League Ma­jor Soft­ball Dis­trict 5 Elk­ton 4, Perr yville 0

Sierra Secor, Caro­line Miller, Azarea Visser and Ains­ley Jack­son all scored for Elk­ton, which clinched a berth in Tues­day’s cham­pi­onship game against Ch­e­sa­peake City. 9-10 Soft­ball Ris­ing Sun 27, Perryville 7 (five in­nings)

Pitch­ers Lacy Stick­ney and Bella Sa­pa­naro com­bined for two hits and three strike­outs, while Sa­pa­naro tripled, sin­gled and drove in two runs for Ris­ing Sun, which re­ceived a sin­gle an two RBIs from Kayla Fer­di­nado, a dou­ble, sin­gle and an RBI from Madi­son Ore and a sac bunt and RBI from Sable Valen­tine.

Ch­e­sa­peake City 1, Havre de Grace 0

Pitcher Abby Potts struck out 15 bat­ters over six in­ning for Ch­e­sa­peake City, just miss­ing a per­fect game by giv­ing up just one base run­ner — a first-in­ning walk.

It proved to be just enough, as she out-du­eled Havre de Grace’s Madi­son John­son, who had a no­hit­ter en­ter­ing the 6th in­ning.

Af­ter Potts quickly re­tired the side in the top of the sixth in­ning, Paige Racine opened up the bot­tom with the game’s first hit — a hard smash down the first base line. Racine then stole sec­ond and third. With the win­ning run on third, Potts came up to bat and de­liv­ered a line drive right back at John­son. As Havre de Grace at­tempted to pre­vent Racine from scur­ry­ing back to third, the ball got away and Racine scored the lone run of the game.

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