Down 1-0 in the bottom of the seventh with the bases loaded and two men down Monday, the C. Milton Wright Mustangs pitcher Ryan Katelan blasted an offering to right center field Monday, driving home the tying and winning runs in the hosts' 2-1 victory over the visiting Fallston Cougars.
"Ryan was really the guy we needed to be swinging the bat in that situation," CMW head coach Joe Stetka said. "He's been hitting the ball really well lately, and he got hold of that one today; hit it way out into the gap in right center. We had opportunities to score earlier in the game, but just couldn't get any runs across. It took us until the seventh to get something going, but it's good to come out with a win."
On the mound for the Mustangs (4-0 overall, 4-0 Chesapeake), Katelan tossed a complete game one-hitter, striking out nine over seven innings.
Cougar starter John Hetterman lasted six full innings, striking out eight and holding the Mustangs to four hits.
"We couldn't do much with Hetterman today," Stetka said. "He pitched a heck of a game. It's a shame to see someone lose when they're throwing like that."
The Cougars' lone run came when Hetterman brought home teammate Kyle Tyree from third on a squeeze bunt. Their record fell to 1-5 overall and 1-4 in the Chesapeake (upper).
Huskies win pair
The Patterson Mill Huskies (4-1 overall, 3-1 Chesapeake) twice came back from deficits Monday to defeat the visiting Elkton Golden Elks, 5-4.
Trailing by one after the Elks posted one run in the opening inning, the Huskies tied things up in the third, then took a 2-1 lead in the fifth.
Elkton, however, answered with three runs in the top half of the sixth to take a 4-2 advantage.
Max Thompson led off the home half of the sixth with a double and Chad Hall followed by reaching on an Elkton error. After Ian Bollinger moved his teammates over to second and third, respectively, Patterson Mill's J.T. Tipton knotted things at 4-4 with a two-RBI triple. Tipton eventually scored the game-winning run, sprinting home on a passed ball.
Patterson Mill starter Matt Golczewski made short work of the Elks in the seventh, striking out the side on 12 pitches to end the game.
In his complete-game effort, Golczewski struck out 10, walked three and allowed three earned runs on six hits.
Tipton went 2-for-2 with two walks and three runs scored.
The Huskies, new to the Chesapeake Division after taking the Susquehanna (lower) Division crown last season, picked up a road victory Friday, whitewashing the Fallston Cougars, 9-0.
Patterson Mill hurler Blaine Sheesley stymied the Cougars lineup all afternoon, tossing a complete-game, four-hit shutout. Over seven innings of work, Sheesley struck out five and issued three walks.
Tipton led the Patterson Mill offense, going 3-for-4 with three RBIs. Aaron Childs helped out the winning cause with a 2-for-5, two-RBI performance, and Golczewski was 3-for-5 with one RBI in the victory.
Wyatt Alexander had the Cougars lone extra-base hit, a double.
The Huskies scored twice in the second inning, added another run in the third, then picked up three more in the fifth. A three-run tally in the sixth capped scoring for the day.
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