Eastern Tech rolls No. 4 Sparrows Point in softball; Burton and Tawney each drive in four

Rilee Fazenbaker got the victory on the mound for Eastern Tech Tuesday afternoon as the No. 10 Mavericks defeated fourth-ranked Sparrows Point in Baltimore County. Eastern Tech scored 11 runs in the first inning.

Eastern Tech’s reign as Baltimore County softball champions ended last spring. The Mavericks hope to start a new streak this spring.

The No. 10 Mavericks routed fourth-ranked and defending league champ Sparrows Point, 23-4, Tuesday afternoon. Senior Miranda Burton went 3 for 4 with 4 RBI and Emma Tawney drove in four runs.

The Mace Avenue school scored 11 runs in its opening at-bat, improving to 2-0 on the young season. The Mavericks failed to qualify for the county final last season, ending their seven-year title hold, but reached the Class 2A state final (lost to Southern Maryland’s LaPlata).

Eastern Tech easily aced its first test of 2019, raking 21 hits in the 5-inning mercy rule match. Sophomore Lena Wondowski finished 4 for 5 with 3 RBI and Bella Schwing added three hits and 2 RBI.

Rilee Fazenbaker allowed 3 earned runs and six hits. Sidney Monaldi and Megan Hamp each doubled for Sparrows Point.

No. 10 Eastern Tech 23, No. 4 Sparrows Point 4

Eastern Tech 11 0 2 9 1 – 23 21 2

Sparrows Point 0 0 0 2 2 – 4 6 4

Fazenbaker and Burton; Fritges and Shifflett

2B: Eastern Tech – Tawney; Sparrows Point – Monaldi, Hamp