Catawba Ridge’s Chloe Burger struck out 16 to help lead the Copperheads to a win over York Friday evening.

Despite some early struggles from Catawba Ridge, the Lady Copperheads bounced back to stay perfect in Region 3-4A with a come from behind win Friday night.

Catawba Ridge rallied to beat the York Cougars 10-3 to improve to 15-1 overall on the season and 6-0 in Region 3-4A.

York didn’t come out intimidated at all against the defending 4A state champions and took the fight right to Catawba Ridge. A walk, a single and an error loaded the bases with no outs in the first inning. Two singles plated two runs for York as they put the Copperheads down early after one half of an inning.

“I expected them to come out on fire and they did,” said Catawba Ridge head coach Michael Kidd. “I was confident being down two runs we were going to start scoring.”

Catawba Ridge came up empty in the bottom half of the inning. But in the bottom of the second inning, they got things moving. Sarah Rocheleau led the inning off with a double and then eventually stole home as Kendra Murray took second on a walk to get Catawba Ridge on the board. Mia Kovacs would drive in Murray on an RBI single tying the game.

In the third inning, Alani Hogan walked to start the inning. Braylon Lawrence would then double in Hogan. Audrey Wilson singled and Rocheleau would then smash a two-run homer to centerfield to give the Copperheads a 6-2 lead.

York started clawing back in the fourth inning, but couldn’t get a run despite getting two runners on.

The bottom of the fourth inning saw Jordan Hulen lead off with a triple to right field. She would later score on a passed ball. Hogan would reach on an error and be doubled in by Jaidyn Harris. Harris would score off a Lawrence single as Catawba Ridge scored three more in the inning.

The Cougars would add a solo homer in the fifth inning, but couldn’t scratch another run for the remainder of the game.

The Copperheads added a run in the sixth inning. Hogan reached on an error to start the bottom portion of the inning. Harris would triple in Hogan to give Catawba Ridge their 10th run of the game.

Catawba Ridge’s Chloe Burger shook off a rough start to comeback and strikeout 16, while allowing four walks and seven hits.

Offensively, Harris and Lawrence each had two hits. Rocheleau also had two hits and two RBIs.

The Copperheads are off for spring break next week, but will return to action Tuesday, April 9 against Lancaster.

March 29 Roundup

The Catawba Ridge baseball team beat Lancaster on the road 11-0 to sweep their series. Jackson Mullen went 3-3 with two RBIs to lead the Copperheads at the plate. Sam Schwamb and Ben Wilson also had two RBIs. Caden Glauber pitched four innings for the win allowing three hits and striking out nine. The Copperheads improved to 13-1 and 8-1 in Region 3-4A play.

The Catawba Ridge girls’ soccer team set a new school record for most goals scored in a game as they beat York 18-0 to improve to 13-3 on the year and 7-0 in Region 3-4A.

The Catawba Ridge boys’ soccer team beat York on the road 7-0 to improve to 7-0 in Region 3-4A and 13-2 overall.

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Jaidyn Harris helped to lead Catawba Ridge at the plate getting two hits against York Friday.