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.