La Plata, Md. – The Frederick Community College softball team traveled to College of Southern Maryland on Wednesday afternoon for a key Region XX DII matchup. The Hawks beat the Cougars in game one by the score of 6-3. FCC would win a high-scoring affair in game two, 10-9. FCC sits at 8-10 overall on the year, including a record of 2-4 in the MD JUCO conference. The Hawks have an overall record of 6-5 (5-3 MD JUCO).
The FCC defense committed five miscues in the field that led to a 6-3 defeat. FCC starting pitcher Alexandra Hofflinger was hit with the loss as she pitched six innings and gave up two earned runs. Hofflinger recorded six strikeouts and gave up three walks.
FCC would put runs on the board in six out of seven innings to preserve the one-run victory. Taylor Beckley continues to shine on the mound and the plate. The southpaw went the distance to pick up the win on the hill. She tossed seven innings and gave up six earned runs. She struck out three and gave up just one free pass. Beckley improves to 5-3 on the hill this season. The FCC offense slugged out 11 hits in the victory.
FCC will return to the diamond on Saturday (4/6/19) when they travel to Harford Community College for a doubleheader. First pitch is slated for noon.