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Saturday, April 29, 2006

Severna Park senior Kaila Jenkins threw her fifth no-hitter of the season, striking out 18 North County batters in a 2-0, eight-inning Anne Arundel league softball victory over the visiting Knights.

Jenkins, who walked two batters, improved to 11-4, but it took junior Desiree Williams's two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth to break a scoreless tie and help Severna Park improve to 12-4, 9-3. . . .

Patuxent earned its seventh straight victory, 2-1 at La Plata , on a game-saving catch by senior second baseman Megan Monk.

Monk, who also had an RBI single in the victory, made a diving grab on a blooper for the final out to strand the tying run at third base. After a 3-3 start, Patuxent improved to 10-3 overall, 9-3 in the Southern Maryland Athletic Conference. The win comes two days after the Panthers defeated defending 2A state champion Calvert .

"I think we're capable of anything," Monk said. "I think we proved that this week."

Senior right-hander Ashley Frederick (9-3) struck out 10, walked two, hit a batter and allowed five hits in the win.

La Plata dropped to 11-3, 10-2.

Westlake Breaks Out

Westlake ended both its offensive slump and a two-game losing streak in impressive fashion, belting three home runs en route to an 8-2 baseball victory at Chopticon . Westlake (10-6, 8-4 SMAC) managed a total of four hits in a pair of recent losses to Northern and La Plata, but yesterday the Wolverines belted out 11 hits, including homers by seniors Ryan Smith (his sixth of the season), Tye Gray and Ryan Lightfoot.

Brandon Short homered for Chopticon (9-7, 5-6), which had won 7 of 9. . . .

Senior J.V. Herbert's two-run double in the bottom of the seventh was the game-winner as host La Plata topped Patuxent , 6-5 in an SMAC baseball game.

Patuxent (9-7, 8-4) jumped to a 4-0 lead in the first inning, but could not hold on. Herbert's liner into the right-center field gap scored Jordan McGraner and Ryan Roach, and improved the Warriors to 9-5, 7-5. . . .

Washington-Lee senior right-hander Joe Fraker pitched his first career no-hitter, striking out 11 en route to a 5-0 victory over visiting Stuart in a AAA National District game.


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