Lady Eagles ‘hammer’ Runge
by Henry Balderamas
Apr 16, 2009 | 290 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A dominant performance by Megan “Hammer” Carter overwhelmed the Runge Lady Jackets, 18-1, on Friday. The Woodsboro Lady Eagles began the second half of district play.

Carter, nicknamed the “Hammer” by her teammates pitched a no-hitter, struck out 10 batters, was 4-4 at the plate with a double and seven RBI’s to pave the way for the Lady Eagles.

Since district play began, Carter has been on a roll with the bat in her hands and runners on base.

“I have been keeping back and being patient at the plate,” said Carter. “I am just trying to do whatever I can to help our team win. Everybody really hit the ball great today and we need to keep playing like this from here on.”

Woodsboro wasted no time getting things started as Kaitlin McCool and Lacie Jochetz hit back to back singles.

Chelsea Bluemel drew a walk to load the bases for Carter who hit a drive into the right-centerfield gap to clear the bases and give Woodsboro a 3-0 lead after one inning.

Woodsboro would score three more in their second at bat on walks by McCool and Jochetz, an RBI single by Bluemel, and a bases-clearing double by Carter.

In the third inning, Mallory Jessop singled and later scored on an RBI single by McCool to give the Lady Eagles a comfortable 7-1 lead.

The Lady Eagles opened the floodgates in the fourth inning when they burst for 11 runs to put the game out of reach.

Carter kept the Lady Jackets guessing with a good fastball and a variety of off-speed pitches.

“My velocity had not been where I wanted, so I pushed myself a little harder today,” continued Carter. “The ball felt really good leaving my hand and I knew our defense would take care of the rest. The district race is a long way from being settled and we still have something to say about it.”

McCool made 2-hits, 2-RBI, 2-stolen bases, 2-runs; Jochetz, 3-hits, 1-RBI, 4-runs; Bluemel, 2-hits, 2-RBI, 1-stolen base, 4-runs; Carter, 4-hits, 7-RBI; Melissa Cisneros, 1-run; Samantha Lopez, 2-hits, 2-RBI, 1-run; Meagan Niemann, 1-run; Jessop, 2-hits, 1-RBI, 2-runs; Cassie Blaschke, 2-hits, 2-RBI, 1-runs; and Valerie Balderamas, 2-runs.
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