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HCC takes two in Florida

VERO BEACH, Fla. — Hagerstown Community College got back on the winning track Sunday, defeating Miami-Hamilton 9-4 and Quebec Academy 7-3.

Against Miami-Hamilton, Evan Marushak had three hits, Josh Menders added two hits and Enrique Morales walked three times to fuel the Hawks’ offense. Ryan Greene (1-0) earned the win in relief, working around three hits without allowing a run and striking out two over 1 2/3 innings. Steven Ricketts pitched four scoreless innings for the save, allowing one hit and one walk while striking out three.

Against Quebec Academy, Branden Lynch had two hits and three RBIs to lead HCC (3-2), which scored four runs in the top of the seventh. Nate Cotton hit an RBI triple, Robbie Houck doubled and Menders singled, drove in a run and stole a base. Seth Hartman went five innings, allowing two unearned runs on three hits while striking out three in a no-decision. Mitch Potter (1-0) allowed one run on one hit and two walks in the sixth and was credited with the victory, and Zach Depoy worked a scoreless seventh, allowing a walk.


Danville Area 1, HCC 0

HCC 8, Grand Rapids 0

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Hagerstown Community College split a pair of games at the FastPitch Dreams Classic on Monday.

In the loss to Danville Area Community College (Ill.), Kaitlin Wolfe had two hits and pitched a five-hitter with three strikeouts, allowing one earned run for the Hawks. Emily Talbert reached base twice, on a double and a walk.

In the six-inning win over Grand Rapids (Mich.), Madi Renn had three hits, including a double and a triple, and three RBIs for HCC (3-1). Payton Smith and Maddy McDonough had two hits and scored two runs each, and Cierra Beaver pitched a four-hit shutout with three strikeouts to pick up the win. HCC scored five runs in the sixth.


Shepherd’s Clayton, Tibbs garner All-MEC Honors

Shepherd University sophomore forward Sydney Clayton and senior guard Kayla Tibbs were named to the All-MEC Team, announced by the league office. Both Clayton and Tibbs were second-team selections.

Clayton leads the Rams in scoring (17.1 ppg) and rebounding (7.5 rpg). Her .593 field-goal percentage also tops the team. She scored 20 or more points in six games, and her 35-point effort against West Liberty is the most by a Ram in a game this season. Her seven double-doubles tied Kari Lankford for the team lead.

Tibbs is second on the team in scoring (16.8 ppg), boosted by her .870 foul shooting percentage. Her 77 3-pointers this season broke the previous Rams record of 59. Tibbs is the program’s all-time leader in career 3s with 162.

Coleman gets Stevenson honor

Stevenson University sophomore Olivia Coleman, a Williamsport graduate, was named female athlete of the week by the school’s newspaper (The Villager). On Feb. 27, Coleman scored a career-high 25 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in the Mustangs’ victory over Drew University.


Rams’ Bennett is MEC defensive honoree

Shepherd University freshman goalkeeper Hailey Bennett has been named Mountain East Conference Defensive Player of the Week.

Bennett recorded 20 saves for the Rams against Shippensburg last week to set a Shepherd single-game record.