The 17-16 final score indicates otherwise, but that result was from an April 25 girls high-school softball game, not a football contest or lacrosse match.
The visiting Yorktown Patriots won that seven-inning Liberty District outing over the Herndon Hornets, holding on in the final frame. The 33 runs scored is quite lofty for high-school softball, because local games tend to a be a lot lower scoring and pitcher dominated very often, at least in past seasons.
But pitching wasn’t at a premium in the Herndon-Yorktown clash.
The teams combined for 32 hits, with Yorktown having 20.
Two Yorktown pitchers combined to throw 177 pitches and two for Herndon tossed 147. The Yorktown duo combined to walk 13 and strike out five. The Herndon hurlers fanned only one and walked just one.
So this was a hitter’s-dominated outing for sure. Each team made three errors.
Yorktown batters Audrey Pocrass, Kassen Foreman (double), Margaret Flannery-Goodman and Eleni Guerrera all had three hits, with Pocrass having a home run. Sophia Giambalvo also homered for Yorktown and had two hits, along with Zoe Brennan (double) and Malena Cardinale. Kelly Chmiel had one hit and four RBI and Molly Kaufman had a hit and two RBI with a sacrifice fly.
Nine Yorktown players had hits.
Yorktown scored four runs in the top of the seventh to reach the total of 17, which was one enough in this offensive shootout.
– Dave Facinoli