BY DEWEY FOX, firstname.lastname@example.org
11:50 PM EDT, April 22, 2013
After suffering a double-digit loss to C. Milton Wright on Thursday night, the North Harford baseball squad regrouped Monday afternoon for a Chesapeake (upper) Division road victory, beating Fallston, 4-2.
With the win, North Harford improved to 9-6 overall and 4-4 in Chesapeake Division play. Fallston fell to 1-7 in Chesapeake Division games and 2-12 overall.
North Harford pitcher Nick Hammer went 6-2/3 innings in the win, striking out eight and surrendering seven hits.
Hawk catcher Logan Smith had his team's hot bat, going 4-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.
Fallston's Wyatt Alexander ripped two doubles in the loss, while teammate Lucas Gover belted a double.
North Harford trailed the hosts, 2-0, after three innings of play, but after scoring their first run in the top of the fourth, tied things with another run in the fifth. North Harford posted its final two runs in the seventh.
Edgewood blasts Joppa
The Edgewood Rams held visiting Joppatowne to two hits Monday in an 18-0, five-inning victory.
The game was called after five innings by the 10-run rule.
Edgewood's Detrick Matthews ripped a triple and a double in the victory, while teammate Kaliel Barmer knocked out one double.
Matthews started for Edgewood and worked through three innings to earn the win.
Edgewood improved to 6-5 overall and 6-3 in Susquehanna (lower) Division games, while Joppatowne fell to 0-8 in both regular-season and Susquehanna contests.
The C. Milton Wright Mustangs (6-6 overall, 5-4 Chesapeake) were knocked off, 9-2, at home Monday by the Rising Sun Tigers.
CMW led, 2-1, after the first inning, but was unable to plate a run after that.
Chase DeMars went 1-for-2 with two walks in the loss, while teammate Ricky Scheeler was 2-for-3 with a double. CMW's Colin Miller went 2-for-3 with a double and drove in both of the Mustangs' runs.
It was a case of too little, too late for the Harford Tech Cobras on Monday, when they rallied for four runs on host Elkton late in the game, but ended up coming home with an 8-4 loss.
Elkton posted two runs in the first, scored again in the third, then put up five runs in the fourth to go ahead, 8-0. The Cobras had three runs in the fifth and another tally in the seventh.
Harford Tech's Tyler Mister was 2-for-3, while Nick Waite went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs in the loss. Harford Tech's Tim Hildebrand was 1-for-1 with a double.
Mister went the distance on the mound, allowing six earned runs on nine hits and racking up 11 strikeouts.
Patterson Mill pummels MATHS Academy
After four games last week against Chesapeake Division foes, the Patterson Mill Huskies were back in action Monday for a non-league game.
Playing at home Monday afternoon, the Patterson Mill Huskies treated the visiting MATHS Academy squad to an 18-0 loss.
The game was halted after five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.
The victory pushed Patterson Mill (2-5 Chesapeake) to 8-6 on the season.
The Huskies ended a busy week Friday with a win over Bel Air, 6-5.
Coming into the contest, Bel Air (7-2 overall, 5-1 Chesapeake) had only suffered one regular-season loss, and was undefeated in upper-division play. Trailing, 4-2, after Bel Air plated two runs in the bottom of the fifth, Patterson Mill came through with four runs in the top of the sixth. Bel Air scored once in the home half of the sixth, but was silent afterward, allowing the Huskies to walk away with the one-run win.
Patterson Mill's James Andrew went 1-for-3 with a three-RBI double, while teammate J.T. Tipton was 1-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs. Zach Dorn went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs in the victory and Blaine Sheesley was 2-for-4 with a double.
Picking up the pitching win was Husky reliever Robert Besante, who tossed two innings in which he struck out one, walked one and allowed one earned run on two hits.
Tipton came on to pitch with two outs in the bottom of the sixth and the bases loaded and forced an inning-ending groundout to second. Tipton sealed the deal in the bottom of the seventh by retiring the side in order.
Bel Air's Tyler Norcross went 1-for-3 with a two-run double, while Rich Rivera blasted a two-run homer.
Bobcat starter Ryan Gibson went the distance in the loss.
Harford Tech over Edgewood
Harford earned a road victory Friday, beating Edgewood, 5-1.
Harford Tech pitcher Justin Smith tossed a complete game, allowing one earned run on five hits and striking out 10 to earn the win.
Edgewood hurler Jose Figueroa, who also threw a complete game, struck out five and allowed five runs on six hits over seven innings.
Harford Tech's Jeremy Brown was 2-for-4 with one RBI, while Tyler Mister went 2-for-4 with a double. Smith was 1-for-3 with one stolen base.
Edgewood's Detrick Matthews was 2-for-2, while teammate Kaliel Barmer was 1-for-3 with a triple.
Mustangs ride to win
At Thursday's Chesapeake Division showdown at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, the CMW boys came away with a 13-1 victory over North Harford.
The game was stopped after five innings by the 10-run mercy rule.
CMW starter Matt Henigan went all five innings, striking out six and holding the Hawks to four hits.
The Mustangs' Dakota Stern was 2-for-2 with three runs and two steals, while Jake Labe went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs. Bryce Schulz and Ricky Scheeler had identical stat lines, each going 2-for-3 with two RBIs.
Warriors topped by Panthers
The Havre de Grace baseball squad lost for the second time this season to Perryville on Thursday night, losing 8-4 loss to the host-team Panthers.
In their last meeting with Perryville, the Warriors lost a 20-15 slugfest.
Trailing, 1-0, after Perryville scored one run in the bottom of the first, the Warriors saw the Panthers pull ahead, 7-0, with a six-run outburst in the second. Havre de Grace scored four times in the third, but the damage had been done. Perryville scored its final run in the sixth.
Kyle Gorham, Corey Thompson, Cameron Standiford and Luis Nieves each collected one RBI in the loss.
The defeat dropped Havre de Grace to 2-8 overall and 2-7 in Susquehanna Division play.