Baseball: North Harford vs Elkton

North Harford's Ryan Stinar pitches against Elkton during Monday's home game. Stinar gave up a run and struck out five in four innings, as the Hawks won again, 7-1. (Nicole Munchel | Aegis staff, Patuxent Homestead / March 26, 2012)

The North Harford Hawks improved to 3-0 on the season Monday, beating the visiting Elkton Golden Elks, 7-1.

Hawks' starter Ryan Stinar picked up the win, going four innings in which he struck out five and allowed one run.

Cody Brittain tossed three shutout innings of relief, striking out five Elk batters along the way.

Zach Knotts and Jon Hammer both had a pair of hits in the victory, while Kevin Mooney helped out with a two-RBI triple.


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Hawks top cougars

The Hawks earned their second victory of the season Friday, dispatching the visiting Fallston Cougars, 8-3.

All eight of North Harford's runs came in the bottom of the second.

Mooney and Brittain combined to strike out nine Fallston hitters and hold the Cougars to three hits.

Brittain and Brandon Wooten each had two hits in the victory. Stinar whacked a triple for the Hawks, while Knotts belted a double.

Fallston's Josh Walker went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles.

Cougar reliever Brendan Weinhold tossed 3-1/3 innings of scoreless relief.

Bel Air wins again

The Bel Air Bobcats got back on the winning track Monday with a 1-0 defeat of the Cougars in Fallston.

Leading the way for the Bobcats was hurler Tyler Riedal, who tossed a complete-game, one-hit shutout. Over seven innings, Riedal struck out four and issued one walk.

Fallston's Kyle Tyree nearly matched his opponent, striking out three, walking one and allowing one run over six innings.

Bel Air's Sam Foss and Zach Pope had both of their team's hits, each bashing out a double.

Two mercy wins for Tech

The Harford Tech boys won their second straight game by the 10-run mercy rule on Monday, knocking off host Perryville, 14-4.

The game was called after five innings when Perryville failed to get within 10 runs of the visitors.

Nick Waite paced the Cobra bats, going 2-for-4 with a three-run homer, three runs scored and five RBIs.