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Eastern Tech Season Ended By Easton
The Eastern Tech softball team saw their season come to an end on Wednesday with a 2-0 defeat to Easton in the 2A State Semifinals.
source: mpssaa.org
Eastern Tech Softball Advances to State Semifinals
Mavericks beat Loch Raven 5-3
- by Ben Boehl -

Tech's Lauren Scrivener had five strikeouts on the day.
After watching their baseball and girls lacrosse team seasons ended by Loch Raven High School, Eastern Tech finally got revenge by beating Loch Raven in softball 5-3 to capture the 2A North Regional Title. Although Tech was the favorite to win the region, Coach Dave Scrivener and his players remember last season when the Mavericks were upset in the regional semifinals to Hereford.
“Last year was tough for us to shallow,” Coach Scriber said. “We didn't play well in that game. I thought today we played spectacular.”
Tech jumped out to an early 5-0 lead. Desiree Cornelison had three hits on the day and scored a run in the first inning after a Lauren Edgerton double. The Mavericks came right back in the second and loaded the bases after Carly Ordak and Alicia Mattheu were hit-by-a-pitch and Amanda Walters was walked. Ordak scored after pitcher and coach Scriber's daughter Lauren Scrivener's base hit and Mattheu and Scrivener scored on a Cornelison double to go up 4-0.
The Mavericks added one more run in the fifth and that appeared to be enough for Scrivener, as she struck out five batters and retired 12 Loch Raven players in a row. Coach Scrivener never saw his daughter so nervous before a game as he said she had trouble sleeping the past few days. The Maverick pitcher also got help from her defense. Ordak and Thirdman Megan Smith both made a diving catch and second baseman Walters snagged multiple line drives.
“I had a lot of balls hit to me today. I was able to focus and I knew I had to make those catches,” Walters said.
Tech had a 5-0 lead in the last inning, but Loch Raven made things interesting. The first three Loch Raven batters got hits and all scored runs. It appeared that Coach Scrivener was going to take his daughter out of the game, but Tech's star pitcher stayed in the game to record the final three outs for the 5-3 win.
“We had our closer ready to go. I was ready to make a change, but (Lauren) signaled me one more,” Coach Scrivener said.
Other Softball Scores
Western Tech 2 Sparrows Point 0
After finishing with an 8-6 record, it was hard to believe that Western Tech could go into Sparrows Point and beat the top-ranked team in the 1A North Region, but the Pointers couldn't score any runs in the 2-0 loss.
CM Wright 5 Perry Hall 2
The Gators were seeded second in the 4A North Region and were on a collision course with top ranked Linganore. The only problem was 11th seeded CM Wright came to Perry Hall and shocked the Gators 5-2.
Franklin 20 Patapsco 0
The Patriots really don't have to be embarrassed. Franklin is probably the best team in the state with an undefeated record and even Eastern Tech, Sparrows Point and Perry Hall lost to this Franklin team.
Source: MPSSAA.org