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Harford Tech tops Edgewood in Wednesday baseball matchup

BaseballJustin Smith

Playing a Wednesday home contest with the visiting Edgewood Rams, the Harford Tech Cobras powered their way to an 11-1 victory in five innings.

The game was halted after the top of the fifth by the 10-run mercy rule.

Harford Tech jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning, added four more runs in the second, then closed out with a two-run rally in the third. Edgewood's lone run came on the top half of the third inning.

Harford Tech's Kyle Zentkovich had a monster day at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a grand slam and six RBIs.

The Cobras Tyler Mister was 2-for-3, while teammate Nick Waite was 2-for-2 with one RBI. Travis Hash was 2-for-3 with a double and one RBI in the victory, while fellow Cobra Ryan Horseman went 1-for-1 with two walks and two RBIs. Justin Smith was 1-for-1 with one RBI, and Cody Bugda had one base hit for Harford Tech.

Harford Tech hurler Justin Smith earned his first varsity win, going three innings in which he held the Rams to one run on two hits, struck out four and issued one walk.

Owen Rogers closed the game for the Cobras with two innings of relief work, striking out two, walking two and holding Edgewood hitless.

Eagles topped in 12 innings

The Aberdeen baseball squad battled for 12 innings on Wednesday in a road game with the Elkton Golden Elks, but in the end the visiting Eagles came up one-run short, losing, 2-1.

With the score tied, 1-1, in the bottom of the 12th, Elkton loaded the bases, then knocked the winning run home via an RBI single.

Warriors lose slugfest

Eight innings and 35 runs after Wednesday's baseball game at Havre de Grace started, the visiting Perryville Panthers staggered away with a 20-15 victory over the host-team Warriors.

With the two teams deadlocked, 14-14, in the visiting half of the eighth, Perryville got what it was looking for in the form of a bases loaded, three-RBI double from Ryan Figueroa. Now ahead by three, Perryville added three more insurance runs before the Warriors could get out of the inning.

In the bottom half of the eighth, Perryville reliever Casey Hall allowed one run, but was able to retire the side without any further damage to earn the win.

Postponed

Wednesday's scheduled contest between North Harford and host C. Milton Wright was postponed until Monday, April 1, at 3:30 p.m.

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