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Baseball: C. Milton Wright tops Patterson Mill, Harford Tech beats Rising Sun, Fallston pummels North East

Aberdeen over Edgewood; HdG splits; Bel Air edged

BY DEWEY FOX, dfox@theaegis.com

1:07 PM EDT, March 29, 2012

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The C. Milton Wright baseball team picked up a Chesapeake (upper) Division victory Wednesday, knocking off the Patterson Mill Huskies, 7-1.

With the game still scoreless after three innings, CMW got hot in the fourth, rallying for four runs, then three more in the seventh. The Huskies scored their lone run during their final at-bat.

Steve Rappe tossed a gem for the Mustangs, allowing just two hits and striking out seven Huskies in a complete-game effort.

Brooks Klecan went 3-for-4 in the victory, while teammate Nick Testa went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and two RBIs. CMW's Grant Caspero went 2-for-2.

Patterson Mill's Matt Golczewski tossed three innings in the loss, striking out six, walking four and allowing four earned runs.

Tech tops Tigers

Playing on the road Wednesday, Harford Tech's Cobras dropped Rising Sun, 9-3.

Jeremy Brown led the Cobras, going 3-for-4 with two double and three RBIs.

Jacob Bright helped out with a pair of singles and a double in five trips to the plate, while Nick Waite wrapped up 2-for-3 with two walks. Travis Hash and Ryan Horseman both belted a pair of hits in the victory.

On the mound for Harford Tech, Waite tossed six innings, holding the Tigers to two runs on six hits, striking out two and issuing only one walk. Noah Davis hurled a hitless inning of relief in the seventh to close out the contest.

Harford Tech trailed Rising Sun, 3-2, after four innings, but the Cobras pushed three across in the fifth and scored four more in the sixth.

Fallston pummels North East

The Fallston Cougars won a contest Wednesday shortened by the 10-run mercy rule, pounding the host-team North East Indians, 16-4.

Down 3-0 after a North East rally in the bottom of the first, the Cougars responded with six runs in the top of the second, then came through with a five-run outburst in the fourth. Fallston sealed up the victory with another five-run showing in the fifth inning, while North East scored one more time in its final at bat.

Josh Walker led the way for Fallston at the plate, going 3-for-4 with four RBIs, while teammate Brent Kelly went 2-for-3 with a triple and drove in four runs. Austin Rutkowski went 3-for-5 with a double and three runs in the victory. Mike Morais and Andrew Benjes each belted out one double for the Cougars.

Cougar hurler John Hetterman racked up 10 strikeouts, didn't issue a walk and held North East to three earned runs to earn the win.

Eagles top Rams

Aberdeen overcame a slow start and a late deficit in its Wednesday game with visiting Edgewood, scoring three times in the bottom of the seventh to top the Rams, 4-3.

The Eagles went up 1-0 in the third inning, but watched that lead slip away as Edgewood scored twice in the fourth and then struck again for one run the following inning.

Trae Fenner was 1-for-4 with two RBIs and one run in the victory, while teammate Dan Fama went 1-for-2 with one RBI. Zach Litsch, Virgil Kennedy and Brenton Barnes all scored once for the Eagles, while Andrew Johnson picked up one RBI. Barnes led the Eagles, who were issued nine free passes in all, with three walks.

Litsch tossed a complete game, striking out three, issuing four walks and surrendering three earned runs on four hits to grab the pitching win.

Bobcats edged

Bel Air suffered a tight defeat Wednesday, losing 6-5 in Elkton.

Trailing 5-0 after four innings, the Bobcats cut into the Elkton lead with a three-run rally in the fifth. After Elkton padded its advantage by one in the sixth, Bel Air scored twice in its final at bat, but could not push the tying run across.

Tyler Norcross led the Bobcat lineup, going 2-for-3 with a triple and three RBIs. Ben Sauer ripped an RBI double in the loss, while Grayson Boone went 2-for-4 and scored a pair of runs. Bel Air's Zach Stout finished 2-for-4.

Warriors split two

The Havre de Grace Warriors overcame a tough Tuesday defeat 24 hours later by pummeling the visiting Joppatowne Mariners, 17-2,on Wednesday afternoon.

The victory was the Warriors' first of the season. No further information was available.

Leading 5-2 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning during Tuesday's road game with Perryville, the Warriors surrendered four runs and were left with a 6-5 loss to the Panthers.

The two squads matched each other through the first two innings, scoring one run in both the first and the second, but the Warriors came through with three tallies in the third inning to take a 5-2 advantage.

After four innings without scoring a run, the Panthers exploded for four in their final at-bat to nail down the victory.

Dan Jamison led the Warriors, going 1-for-3 with a double, two RBIs and one run. Dominick Bolen was 2-for-3 with one RBI and one run, while teammate Andy Meiselwitz was 2-for-4 with one RBI.

James Smith was 2-for-3 with a double and scored once in the loss, while Logan Poore and David Amici were both 1-for-4 with one run scored. Havre de Grace's Keith Sifford was 1-for-4 with a double.

Poore tossed 6 1/3 innings for the Warriors, surrendering four earned runs on four hits and striking out one.