Dunlow sparks BHS

Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 13, 2006

AHOSKIE – Junior Megan Cowan tossed a four-hitter Thursday.

The right-hander got substantial backing from her team’s offense as Bertie rolled to a 12-1 victory over Hertford County.

After two scoreless innings, the Lady Falcons plated six runs in the top of the third.

Cowan walked, but was erased at second when Christie Brown reached on a fielder’s choice.

Brown went to third on an Abby Parker single to center. Brown scored on an error on the play that sent Parker to second.

Brittany Hoggard then reached on an error, scoring Parker. Hoggard scored on a wild throw by third on the same play to make it 3-0.

Courtney Dunlow then drilled a solo homer to left-centerfield. Holly Cowand singled and went to second on an Allyson Hoggard single. Cowand scored on a Kelly Cummings RBI-single to center and Hoggard came home on a Cowan RBI-single to center to make it 6-0.

Bertie added a run in the fourth when Brittany Hoggard singled, went to third with Dunlow at the plate and scored on a wild pitch to make it 7-0.

Hertford County threatened in the bottom of the fourth frame.

Lauren Barmer singled to right before Amber Matthews walked and Brittany Wilder had a base hit to load the bases. A pop out to Bertie catcher Carla Cooper ended the inning.

The Lady Falcons added an additional mark in the top of the fifth when Hoggard tripled and scored on a Chelsie Dunlow RBI-single that made it 8-0.

The final four runs for the Falcons came in the top of the sixth stanza.

Cooper singled and went to second on a Courtney Dunlow groundout. Cooper scored on a Caitlin Dunlow RBI-single and Dunlow scored on an Allyson Hoggard RBI-single.

Hoggard scored on an error and Cheslie Dunlow scored on a wild pitch to make it 12-0.

HCHS scored one run in the bottom of the sixth.

Amber Moore singled to right and went to second on a Barmer groundout. Moore scored on an Antoinette Lyles RBI-single to center.

A groundout ended the game with a 12-1 final.

Bertie finished the regular season 17-5-1 and the Northeastern Coastal Conference at 9-3. They hope to earn an at-large bid to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association playoffs.

Hertford County finished 2-10 in NCC play.