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Howell sophomore pitcher injured in automobile accident in Georgia

BY: TOM MARKOWSKI Apr 3, 3:18pm

Howell sophomore Molly Carney was a passenger in a car that was involved in a three-car accident on March 29 on Tybee Island, east of Savannah, Ga.

Carney, the top pitcher on one of the state’s top teams, was on spring break with family members when the accident occurred. Carney was one of three people injured in the accident, which local police said was caused by a hit-and-run driver.

Carney suffered a contusion to one of her ankles and Howell softball coach Ron Pezzoni said he expects his star pitcher to return to the lineup in two weeks or so.

Howell is scheduled to play Hartland in a doubleheader on Wednesday but Pezzoni said those games will likely be postponed due to poor weather conditions.

Carney was 32-3 last season and had a 1.50 ERA. Howell was 38-3 last season and reached a Division 1 regional final before losing to Mattawan, 4-2.

On Monday U.S. Marshalls arrested a 34-year-old male in connection with the accident.