North Point soft­ball run-rules Calvert

Soft­ball team splits in home holiday tour­na­ment

Maryland Independent - - Sports B - AJ MA­SON aj­ma­son@somd­


North Point head soft­ball coach Tony Jones ad­mit­ted that his team had a wake-up call af­ter his team suf­fered a 11-1 loss to Hunt­ing­town in the opener of its Easter holiday tour­na­ment on its home field on Satur­day morn­ing.

Later, the Ea­gles re­sponded well with a 21-0, five-in­ning shutout of the Calvert Cava­liers to fin­ish with the tour­na­ment split.

Fol­low­ing their win over the Ea­gles, Hunt­ing­town (3-0 over­all) swept the three-team tour­na­ment, cap­ping off its day with a 16-1 vic­tory over Calvert (0-3) in five in­nings.

North Point (3-1 af­ter Mon­day’s 7-6 win over Patux­ent), which had just scratched out a 10-8 win in its sea­son opener March 21 against Calvert at home, did not keep the game close this time.

With strong hit­ting, the Ea­gles ex­ploded out to a 6-0 lead in the top of the first and fin­ished it with six more in the fifth, scor­ing at least one run in each of the five in­nings played.

“We had just played them a week ago, so we kind of knew them a lit­tle bet­ter,” said Jones. “We had al­ready talked


North Point’s Bri­anna Baker, left, is con­grat­u­lated by team­mate Ha­ley Nor­ris af­ter scor­ing one of the team’s two runs in the top of the sec­ond in­ning of Satur­day’s 21-0, five-in­ning vic­tory over the Calvert Cava­liers at its home Easter holiday tour­na­ment.

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