The following article was submitted to Broadneck Patch by Duane Herr, who works closely with the athletics department at Anne Arundel Community College (AACC).
The women’s softball team of Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) improved on their winning streak with a weekend sweep of Rappahannock Community College on Saturday. The Pioneers have now won four games in a row after defeating Rappahannock 4-0 and 15-7.
With just four games left in the regular season, AACC softball is now 33-8 overall with an 18-2 Maryland Junior College Athletic Association (JUCO) record.
In game one of the doubleheader, the Pioneers' Elaine Nescio pitched a three-hit shutout to blank Rappahannock. Nescio struck out 16 batters which brings her total to 264 on the season.
Courtney Strambler led the Pioneers offensively with a 3 for 4 game and a run scored. Jennifer Newman added a pair of hits while Liz Cox, Shelby Smith and Amberly Holcomb each had hits. Janie Thrift and Christiana Christofaro each scored a run and added an RBI. Nescio also had one hit and an RBI.
In game two, Shelby Smith toed the rubber for the Pioneers pitching four innings, allowing one run on two hits while striking out three. Smith also scored a run for AACC. Four Pioneers had multi-hit games while Janie Thrift led the way with a 3-for-3 game driving in three runs and scoring twice. Liz Cox went 2-for-3 with a double, run scored and four runs batted in.
Elaine Nescio added two hits including a triple while driving in three runs and scoring twice. Jennifer Newman was 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI. Megan Kegley, Darah Lamarsh and Courtney Strambler each had hits in the game. Lamarsh and Amberly Holcomb both scored three times in the game.
AACC softball is scheduled to play their final regular season home game of the season on April 25 in a 3 p.m. doubleheader against Montgomery College of Rockville.
Duane Herr is physical education and athletics assistant at AACC. You can contact him at email@example.com.