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that be­ing the vis­i­tor in this game you have to score first to take that home field ad­van­tage away and we ended up hav­ing a great first in­ning. I’m glad we had a good de­fen­sive game and played good ball. We did all the lit­tle things right today. Now can we do that against stronger teams we have to wait and see. So the first game was ab­so­lutely a wake-up call for us.”

North Point, which had 11 hits ver­sus Calvert on Satur­day, was led by ju­nior short­stop Bri­anna Baker with two triples, an in­sid­e­the-park home run and three runs scored. Her

younger sis­ter, Jae­lyn, the team’s catcher, added a dou­ble, sin­gle and touched home plate twice.

“I have to say it was a lot about our de­sire to be bet­ter af­ter that first game,” said Bri­anna Baker, who had the team’s only run in the loss to the Hur­ri­canes with an RBI triple in the bot­tom of the fourth. “I thought I could’ve done bet­ter when I pitched in that first game, but I knew I had to be strong for my team and con­tinue to play hard.”

Fresh­man start­ing pitcher Katie Delph pitched five score­less in­nings and struck out three bat­ters, al­low­ing just one hit in the game. Del­phi also had a hit and two runs scored.

“I feel like we want to win

today and came out strong and hit­ting. Hunt­ing­town’s pitcher shut us down in the first game, but we just ad­justed,” said Delph. “The de­fense played re­ally well be­hind me and didn’t make any er­rors. The tour­na­ment was re­ally fun, we bonded to­gether and we ben­e­fit­ted from that.”

Baker added, “It was a fun tour­na­ment and we all im­proved in some way, shape or form that will help us for later in the sea­son.”

Calvert head coach Steve King said the tour­na­ment gave them an op­por­tu­nity to get bet­ter and play ev­ery­one.

“Today gave us two chances to play play­ers,” said King. “We wanted to get these kids to get out

there and play, that was our mind­set. “We had a cou­ple kids down with the flu, and [oth­ers] missed prac­tice be­cause of spring break, so we were work­ing against a cou­ple things. Today we just had men­tal and phys­i­cal mis­takes. We just have to get bet­ter in game sit­u­a­tions.”

Hunt­ing­town, which im­proved to 3-0 on the sea­son af­ter Satur­day, has outscored its op­po­nents 55-2 through three games.

In its first game ver­sus North Point, Hur­ri­canes fresh­man Tori Fletcher pitched seven in­nings and struck out 12 hit­ters. She gave up just three hits and one run.

Cal­lie Hil­gen­berg led the way with three hits, which

in­cluded a triple, and one RBI. Lexi Mann had two hits, a dou­ble and a triple, and 3 RBIs. Kai­ley Can­non fin­ished with two hits, three RBIs and three runs scored. Ju­lia Kef­fler had two hits and two runs scored.

In the sec­ond game against Calvert, Hunt­ing­town sopho­more Bizzy Thomp­son pitched five in- nings and struck out nine hit­ters. Thomp­son al­lowed just two hits and one un­earned run.

Can­non had four hits, in­clud­ing a triple, scored four runs and stole two bases. Pax­tan Perry had a triple and four RBIs, while Mann added a dou­ble and three RBIs.

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