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Hill pitches no-hitter for JV Lady Bucs win

The Briarwood Academy junior varsity softball team defeated the Curtis Baptist junior varsity Lady Crusaders Thursday 6-0 in softball action.

"Our girls did a good job today," said head coach Wayne Wilson following the game. "Andrea (Hill) pitched really well."

Hill pitched a no-hitter for the day, garnering 10 strike-outs in the process, and very nearly had a perfect game, giving up only two walks, and those in the final inning that did no harm.

"I didn't even realize I had a no-hitter going until just toward the end of the game," Hill said after the game. "It was just a lot of fun."

Offensively, Briarwood started scoring in the first inning and never looked back. A successful steal home, an RBI single by Maggie Graham, and another RBI single by Lilly Cushman put the junior Lady Bucs up by three runs in the first inning.

The scoring continued in the third inning when an RBI single by Leah Wagner and a sacrifice fly by Cushman added two runs to the Briarwood lead. A steal home in the fifth added a run, and the game was called after the top of the sixth with the score standing at 6-0.

"Chappell Powell, Leah Wagner and Lilly Cushman all did really well today with their bats and on the bases," coach Wilson said after the game. "And Kate Wells did an excellent job behind the plate."

"I just kept releasing the ball at the hip," Hill said after the game. "That helped keep the ball low, which is where it had to be against some of their smaller batters."

The victory put the junior Lady Bucs at 7-3 overall in the standings.

They travel to Nathanael Greene Academy for a game today, and will be away for the Thomas Jefferson Academy tournament this weekend.

Web posted on Thursday, September 22, 2011

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