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Bel Air tops CMW baseball 13-8 in Wednesday UCBAC showdown

BY DEWEY FOX, dfox@theaegis.com

1:25 AM EDT, April 25, 2013

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The Bel Air Bobcats came back from a 5-0 deficit in their Wednesday home game with C. Milton Wright to hand the Mustangs a 13-8 loss.

Down 5-0 after 1-1/2 innings, the Bobcats got started with two runs in the bottom of the second. Bel Air went ahead for good with six runs in the third, while CMW scored three times in the top of the fourth. The Bobcats shut down scoring for the afternoon in the fifth with five runs.

Bel Air's J.D. Bruck, Tyler Norcross and Matt Wallace each roped a double in the victory.

Picking up the pitching win was Bel Air reliever Grayson Boone, who tossed the final 3-2/3 innings. Bobcat starter Matt Hottman went two innings before being relieved by Ryan Gibson, who lasted 1-1/3 innings.

CMW's lone base hit came from Jake Labe, who blasted a double.

The victory moved Bel Air to 8-3 overall and 7-2 in Chesapeake (upper) Division play. CMW fell to 6-6 overall and 5-5 against upper-division opponents.

Patterson Mill beats North East

The Patterson Mill Huskies (8-5 overall, 3-5 Chesapeake) defeated visiting North East, 11-8, Wednesday.

The Huskies trailed, 6-4, heading into the bottom of the sixth, when they scored four runs to go ahead for good. North East notched two runs in the seventh before Patterson Mill shut the door.

Patterson Mill's Griffin Marge was 2-for-3 with a triple and three RBIs, while James Andrew went 2-for-3 with two RBIs. J.T. Tipton was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs and Billy Benson went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs.

Patterson Mill reliever Alex Peters earned the win, going 2/3 of an inning in which he held North East hitless and struck out one batter. Husky starter Robert Besante lasted 5-1/3 innings, striking out five, walking two and allowing five earned runs on five hits in a no decision. Tipton closed out the game for Patterson Mill, surrendering two earned runs on three hits in one inning of work.

Tech smashes Joppatowne

Harford Tech jumped all over Joppatowne Wednesday, beating the visiting Mariners, 18-0.

The Cobras improved to 8-4 overall and 8-2 in Susquehanna (lower) Division games.

The game was called in Harford Tech's favor after five innings by the 10-run mercy rule.

The Cobras' Travis Hash was 1-for-1 with a three-RBI triple, while teammate Noah Davis was 1-for-2 with a two-run homer. Tim Hildebrand was 1-for-2 with two RBIs in the win and Nick Waite went 2-for-2 with a double and three RBIs. Joel Duncan was 2-for-2 with a double and one RBI and Justin Smith was 1-for-2 with one RBI. Jeremy Brown went 1-for-1, Cody Bugda ripped a double, Devin Chapman finished 1-for-2 and Tyler Mister was 1-for-1 in the victory.

Hash started on the mound and went two innings to earn the win.

Aberdeen topped

Playing at home Wednesday in their contest with the Bo Manor squad, the Aberdeen Eagles posted just one tally in a 9-1 loss to the guests.

The loss dropped Aberdeen to 2-9 overall and 2-7 in Susquehanna Division matchups.

Trailing, 9-0, in the top of the seventh, Aberdeen got its lone run when Owen Smith knocked in Virgil Kennedy with an RBI single.

North Harford wins by one

The North Harford Hawks only scored once in their Tuesday matchup with the visiting North East baseball squad, but with hurlers Brian Shaffer and Austin Reitz combining to toss a five-hit shutout, that was all they needed to snag a 1-0 victory.

Shaffer started the game and worked through the first six innings to earn the win, while Reitz picked up the save by tossing a scoreless seventh.

North Harford's only run came in the first inning, when Kendall Hill bashed out an RBI double.

The victory put North Harford at 10-6 overall on the season and 5-4 in the Chesapeake (upper) Division.