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Seneca Valley Blanks Poolesville in Playoff Opener

May 13, 2016

When asked about the post-season after an end of season loss to Northwest on Monday, Seneca Valley’s Head Softball Coach Brittney Curry said, “My team is good enough that if they put their head into the game we will be ready to go on a playoff run.”

   On Thursday, the Lady Eagles proved that they were ready for a post-season run with a 6-0 victory over Poolesville, in the first round of the 3A West playoffs. Seneca’s workhorse pitcher, junior Whitney Dickerson held the Falcons scoreless allowing just three hits, four walks, and a hit batter, while striking out nine on the way to a shut-out victory.

   While Poolesville managed to get at least one base runner in each inning, the combination of Dickerson’s pitching and solid defense kept the Falcons from getting past second base all game. Poolesville reached base on a dropped-third strike in the first inning. Poolesville’s Ashley Hobbs managed a hit in the second inning but was left stranded. Walk and hit batter in the fourth inning saw the Falcons leave a runner in scoring position. And again in the fifth inning a base hit by Samantha Goldsborough, who advanced to second on a sacrifice by Jolee Raines, but that was as far as the Falcons could advance.

 

 

   After two scoreless innings, the Lady Eagles broke the game open by scoring four runs in the third inning. Started with a walk by junior-varsity call-up Jessica Jones, who would score on a triple by Sophomore Alexis Roberson. Senior Haley David would lay down a bunt and score Roberson. Later in the inning, junior Bryanna Meija and freshman Hannah Raygor would get on base and score thanks to hits by sophomore Taylor Mullany and senior Carolyn Majane.

   The Lady Eagles would add two more insurance runs in the sixth.

   Dickerson came out to face the top of the Falcon’s order in the seventh inning and struck out the first two batters before getting the third to hit a pop fly to first base which was caught by Mullany to seal the victory for the Screaming Eagles.

 

   Seneca will advance to play 11-5 Damascus on the road on Monday, May 16 at 4:00 pm. The last time the Eagles faced Damascus, the Swarmin’ Hornets won 14-8 back on April 16.

 

Captions:

Top: Seneca Valley’s junior pitcher Whitney Dickerson (16) held Poolesville scoreless allowing just three hits on the way to a 6-0 first round playoff victory.

Next: Seneca’s Jessica Jones (77) makes a catch in right field for the first out of the fifth inning during Thursday’s playoff victory over Poolesville.

Next: Seneca Valley’s Hannah Raygor (33) makes a catch in left field to get the first batter out in the fourth inning.

Next: Seneca Valley’s sophomore Taylor Mullany (15) makes the grab to get Poolesville’s Jolee Raines (1) out at first in the first inning.

 

Photos by Mark Poetker by Germantown Pulse.

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