BY DEWEY FOX, firstname.lastname@example.org
2:36 PM EDT, April 19, 2012
Playing on the road Wednesday afternoon, the North Harford Hawks grabbed another Chesapeake (upper) Division win by toppling the host-team Elkton Golden Elks, 11-1.
The game was halted after five innings by the 10-run mercy rule.
Elkton led the game 1-0 after three innings, but the Hawks rallied for seven runs in the fourth inning and then plated four more in the fifth.
North Harford hurler Kevin Mooney tossed his second straight one-hitter, striking out nine Elks batters over five innings.
Jon Hammer, Zach Knotts and Jesse McBain each bashed out a single and a double in the victory.
The win pushed North Harford to 10-1 in regular-season contests and 7-1 in Chesapeake Division play.
Mustangs punish Indians
C. Milton Wright (7-3 overall, 6-2 Chesapeake) won 12-4 in Wednesday's Chesapeake Division tilt with the Indians in North East.
Nick Testa was 2-for-4 with a team-best three runs scored in the victory and Ryan Katelan was 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Bryce Shultz ripped a double for the Mustangs and Jake Labe roped a triple. Josh Cimino was 2-for-3 at the plate.
CMW starter Chase DeMars tossed 4-2/3 innings, allowing three runs, striking out four and walking two. Matt Phillips threw 2-1/3 innings in relief, striking out a pair of hitters and issuing one walk.
Tech unbeaten in division
With a 17-9 victory over visiting Perryville Wednesday, the Harford Tech Cobras (9-1 overall) improved to 9-0 in the Susquehanna Division.
The Cobras, who pounded out 16 hits in the slugfest, were led by Zach Robinette, who went 3-for-5 with four RBIs.
Jeremy Brown was 2-for-4 with two RBIs for Tech, while Jacob Bright was 2-for-3 with a double. Nick Waite went 3-for-4 with a sacrifice fly and three RBIs in the victory, and Travis Hash was 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs.
Harford Tech's Andrew Bugda was 1-for-2 and Tyler Costa was 1-for-2 with an RBI. Telvonne Lambert helped the winning cause with two hits and two RBIs.
Rams top Warriors
Havre de Grace hosted Edgewood Wednesday afternoon, and it was the visiting Rams that came away with a victory, topping the Warriors, 7-5.
Edgewood improved to 4-7 on the season and 3-6 in Susquehanna Division play, while the defeat put the Warriors at 2-8 overall on the year and 2-7 against lower-division opponents.
With the score tied 5-5 in the top of the seventh, Edgewood plated a pair of runs and then held the Warriors scoreless in their final at-bat.
Havre de Grace's Keith Sifford was 1-for-3 with one run and one RBI in the loss, while teammate Christian Glassman went 1-for-3 with one RBI. Dan Jamison and David Amici both went 1-for-3 with one run scored.
Eagles score once in loss
Aberdeen (3-8 overall, 2-7 Susquehanna) was knocked off, 9-1, Wednesday by the Rising Sun Tigers.
Andrew Johnson was 1-for-4 with one RBI, while Zach Litsch went 1-for-2 with two walks and one run. Aberdeen's Virgil Kennedy was 1-for-1 with a double.
Hawks fight off Warriors
If the North Harford Hawks expected an easy game Tuesday afternoon, they got anything but and had to battle Havre de Grace for eight innings before coming out with a 6-5, non-division victory over the host-team Warriors.
Down 2-0 after the Hawks posted their second run of the game in the top half of the third, Havre de Grace pushed across four runs in the home half of the inning.
The Hawks tied things at 4 in the fifth, then took back the lead with a one-run rally in the seventh. Three outs away from losing, Havre de Grace knotted the game at 5 in the bottom of the seventh, but the Hawks scored what would be the game-winning run in the top of the eighth.
Hawks sophomore Brian Shaffer picked up his first pitching win of the season, holding Havre de Grace to a pair of hits and no runs in a 1-1/3 inning relief appearance. Jon Hammer tossed 3-2/3 innings of relief for the Hawks, allowing only one run in the seventh inning before he was removed.
Leading the Hawks at the plate was Cody Brittain, who was 3-for-4 with two doubles, one RBI and a pair of stolen bases.
Luis Nieves-Gonzalez paced the Warriors' lineup, going 2-for-4 with a double and posting one RBI. Keith Sifford scored twice and drove in one RBI, while teammates David Amici and Dan Jamison both went 1-for-4 with one run scored. Logan Poore scored one run in the loss.
Christian Glassman tossed all eight innings for the Warriors, allowing four earned runs, striking out four and issuing two walks.
Joppatowne was knocked off, 15-0, going away Wednesday by the Bo Manor Eagles.
The defeat put the Mariners at 0-10 overall and 0-9 in the Susquehanna Division.