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Baseball: North Harford decks Fallston; North East edges Patterson Mill

BaseballAndrew JohnsonJay Witasick

The North Harford Hawks won their second straight Chesapeake (upper) Division game Monday, defeating the host Fallston Cougars, 14-0, in a five-inning contest.

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

The victory pushed North Harford to 7-1 in regular-season contests, and 6-1 against Chesapeake Division opponents. Fallston fell to 2-8 overall and 2-5 in upper division play.

North Harford starter Cody Brittain went all five innings, holding the Cougars to one hit and striking out nine.

Brittain also was 4-for-4 at the plate with a double.

Zach Knotts went 3-for-3, with a double and four RBIs for the victorious Hawks.

Patterson Mill edged

The Patterson Mill Huskies (7-2 overall, 5-2 Chesapeake) suffered a one-run loss Monday, falling at home to the North East Indians, 3-2.

Up 2-1 after four innings, the Huskies allowed the tying run to score in the fifth before North East plated the winning tally in sixth.

Matt Golczewski tossed a complete game in the loss, striking out nine, walking two and holding the Indians to six hits. All three of the Indians' runs were unearned.

Golczewski went 2-for-3 with two runs at the plate, while Aaron Childs was 1-for-3 with a double and one RBI.

Rams downed

Edgewood (2-6 overall, 2-5 Susquehanna) suffered a 12-5 home-field loss on Monday to the Rising Sun Tigers.

The Rams' lone extra-base hit, a double, came from Detrick Matthews.

Aberdeen beaten

Playing in Cecil County Monday, the Aberdeen Eagles (3-7 overall, 2-6 Susquehanna) were beaten, 8-2, by the Perryville Panthers.

Travis Hubler led the Eagles at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a double.

Tyler McIntosh and Tyler Maughan both went 1-for-3 with one run scored in the loss, while Hunter Bachman and Trae Fenner each ripped a single for the Eagles.

N.H. over CMW, as Mooney tosses one-hitter

Playing at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen Friday night, the North Harford Hawks and C. Milton Wright Mustangs squared off in a Chesapeake Division matchup.

In the end, it was the Hawks' game, as ace hurler Kevin Mooney twirled a one-hitter in a 3-1 victory for North Harford.

In his complete-game effort, Mooney set down 12 Mustang hitters on strikes and did not allow an earned run.

Up, 2-1, in the top of the seventh, the Hawks padded their lead by one, as Cody Brittain reached with a single, stole second and third in succession, then scored on Zach Knott's groundout.

With the loss, CMW fell to 6-2 on the season and 5-1 against upper division foes.

Prior to Friday's game, CMW alum and former Major League pitcher Jay Witasick had his number officially retired by the Mustangs, who honored him on the field.

Witasick, a 1990 graduate who wore number 24 during his high school career, had a 12-year career in the majors, pitching for seven seasons and appearing in two World Series.

Aberdeen over Joppatowne

The Aberdeen Eagles (3-6 overall, 2-5 Susquehanna) won a Friday afternoon slugfest, topping the Joppatowne Mariners (0-8 overall, 0-7 Susquehanna), 16-11.

Dan Fama led the Eagles, going 2-for-2 with three RBIs and two runs. Zach Litsch was 2-for-4 with one RBI and a team-high four runs scored, while teammate Travis Hubler was 2-for-3 with two runs and one RBI.

Trae Fenner was 3-for-4 with two doubles, three runs and one RBI. Hunter Bachman helped the winning cause with a double, one run and one RBI, while Austin Smith was 1-for-3 with one run and one RBI. Andrew Johnson, Tyler Whitney and Tyler McIntosh all scored once in the victory, while Nick Wynn, Josh Brien and Tyler Maughan each knocked in one run for the Eagles.

Tech tops Havre de Grace

The Harford Tech Cobras picked up a home-field victory Friday, knocking off the visiting Havre de Grace Warriors, 13-1, in five innings.

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

With the victory, the Cobras improved to 7-0 in Susquehanna (lower) Division play, and 8-2 overall, while Havre de Grace fell to 3-5 overall, and 2-5 in the lower division.

Nick Waite helped the winning cause with a double, a triple and two RBIs, while Zach Robinette was 2-for-2 with a double and three RBIs in the victory. Harford Tech's Tyler Mister went 2-for-3 with one RBI.

On the mound, Mister earned his fourth win of the season, holding Havre de Grace to one hit and striking out two over four innings of work.

The Warriors' David Amici and Andy Meiselwitz both went 1-for-2 in the loss, while teammate Zack Patterson was 1-for-2.

Huskies rip Bobcats

Patterson Mill saw Matt Golczewski put forth the best batting performance in team history Friday afternoon during the Huskies victory over host Bel Air, 13-3, as the senior went 4-for-4 with two home runs, a triple, a double, four runs and three RBIs.

"A great moment [in] coaching for me," Patterson Mill head coach Matt Roseland said. "Matt [had] the best day at the plate in our program's history."

With what would likely be his final at-bat nearing, and after Roseland began substituting starters for underclassmen because of his team's large lead, Golczewski, who was just one base hit away from the cycle, declined another plate appearance, opting to let James Andrew, the Huskies' lone sophomore, take his turn at bat.

Andrew did not waste the opportunity, drilling a pitch out of the park for a home run.

"Andrew hits a no-doubter over the left field fence," Roseland said. "That was one of his few at-bats. [It was] a proud moment for me."

Patterson Mill's Aaron Childs went 2-for-4 with two doubles, two runs and one RBI, while teammate Zach Scheuerman was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and one run. Alex Abild helped the winning cause with two base hits and one run, while fellow Husky Griffin Marge was 2-for-5 with a double and one RBI. Tyler Ostendorf was 1-for-2 with a double and one RBI in the victory.

Bel Air's Zach Stout was 2-for-3 with a double and one RBI.

Getting the win on the mound was Blaine Sheesley, who worked through three innings, striking out two, walking two and allowing three runs on four hits. Abild tossed three innings of two-hit relief, striking out three along the way, while J.T. Tipton struck out three and walked one in a one-inning relief stint.

Cougars edge Elks

The Fallston Cougars held off a late surge from visiting Elkton Thursday afternoon, hanging on to a one-run lead through the final out for a 6-5 victory.

Fallston unloaded for four runs in the bottom of the first, after allowing the Elks to score once in the top of the inning. The hosts surrendered another tally in the top of the fifth, but answered in the bottom part of the inning with a run of their own, making the score, 6-2. The Elks pushed three across in the sixth before the Cougars could get out the inning, but reliever Brett Kowalewski tossed a shutout seventh to preserve the victory.

John Hetterman made the start for Fallston and worked 5-2/3 innings, striking out eight, walking three and surrendering four earned runs on five hits to get his second win of the year. Kowalewski tossed 1-1/3 innings in relief, holding Elkton to one hit, striking out three and issuing one walk to earn the save.

Fallston's Stephen Lozoskie had a base hit and a triple, while teammate Kyle Tyree knocked home two runs in the victory.

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