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Baseball: North Harford storms to 17-0 win over North East

BY DEWEY FOX, dfox@theaegis.com

10:39 AM EDT, April 5, 2012

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The North Harford Hawks baseball team kept its perfect intact Wednesday, knocking off the visiting North East Indians, 17-0.

The victory bumped the Hawks to 5-0 overall, and 4-0 in Chesapeake (upper) Division play. With C. Milton Wright's loss Wednesday to Archbishop Curley, the Hawks were the last remaining UCBAC baseball team without a loss.

The game was halted after five innings under the 10-run mercy rule.

North Harford hurler Kevin Mooney, in his best start to date, held the Indians to a pair of hits and set nine batters down on strikes in a five-inning, complete-game shutout.

Cody Brittain led the Hawks at the plate, belting out four hits, including a triple and a double, while driving in four runs. Mooney bashed out a double and also drove in four runs.

Zach Knotts and Josh Weimann each ripped three singles in the victory, while North Harford's Brandon Wooten hit a double.

Mustangs edged in first loss

The C. Milton Wright Mustangs suffered their first loss of the season Wednesday afternoon, dropping their road tilt with the Archbishop Curley squad, 5-4.

The defeat put the Mustangs (4-0 Chesapeake) at 4-1 overall.

The hero of Monday's 2-1 victory over Fallston, Ryan Katelan, led the CMW lineup again, this time bashing a two-run homer and scoring twice in the loss. CMW's Kevin Adams scored one run.

Cougars dropped twice

Playing twice Wednesday against different teams, the Fallston Cougars (1-7 overall, 1-4 Chesapeake) suffered a pair of defeats, losing 5-4 and 18-1 to South River and Chesapeake-Anne Arundel, respectively.

The day's second matchup at Joe Cannon Stadium in Hanover saw the Cougars lose, 5-4, to South River.

Up 4-1 after the visiting half of the sixth, the Cougars allowed South River to score three times in the bottom part of the inning. South River ended things in the bottom of the seventh, scoring the game-winning run.

Fallston's Brett Kowalewski knocked out a solo home run in the sixth inning, while teammate Stephen Lozoskie went 2-for-3 with a double and scored a pair of runs. Kyle Tyree ripped a double in the loss.

The Cougars were dispatched, 18-1, in five innings by the host-team Chesapeake-A.A. earlier in the day.

The game ended after the fifth inning under the 10-run mercy rule.

Fallston's Josh Walker went 2-for-2 with a walk.

Warriors win second

Playing a non-division contest on the road Wednesday night, the Havre de Grace Warriors picked up their second victory of the year, knocking off the host-team Tome School Titans of North East, 16-9.

The victory put Havre de Grace at 2-4 on the season.

The Warriors struck first, scoring four times in the third, but the Titans responded with an offensive explosion in the fourth, plating nine runs. Now trailing by five with three innings left, Havre de Grace scored once in the fifth, then touched the Titans for 10 tallies in the following inning. The Warriors scored their 16th and final run in the top of the seventh.

David Amici led the Warrior offense, going 2-for-5 with a double, three RBIs and three runs. Dan Jamison helped out the winning side, going 2-for-2 with two runs and two RBIs, while teammate James Smith scored three times and drove in one run. Keith Sifford was 2-for-3 with a double, one RBI and one run, while fellow Warrior Zac Patterson went 2-for-5 with two runs and one RBI. Andy Meiselwitz wrapped up the victory having notched three singles, two RBIs and one run, while Logan Poore had a pair of RBIs in the win. Bobby Smith posted one run and one RBI for the Warriors, while Christian Glassman and Luis Nieves-Gonzalez both had one base hit and one run scored.

James Smith led the Warriors in walks with three, while Sifford earned a pair of walks.

Poore earned the win with a shutout relief performance, tossing 3-1/3 innings in which he struck out four, issued zero walks, and held the Titans to three hits.