Baseball: North Harford vs. Towson

North Harford infielder Brady Maguire looks to first to make the throw for an out in Friday's game against Towson at North Harford. (PHOTO BY MATT BUTTON | AEGIS STAFF / May 18, 2012)

North Harford and Patterson Mill each captured their second straight regional baseball titles Friday afternoon, as the Hawks topped Towson, 7-1, in the 3A North final, while the Huskies grabbed the 2A East crown with a 5-4 victory over North Caroline. The wins set up Tuesday state semi-final appearances for each. For details on those games, please visit http://www.exploreharford.com.

Playing at home Friday in the 3A North title game, the North Harford Hawks topped visiting fourth-seed Towson, 7-1.

North Harford starter Ryan Stinar went six innings in the win, striking out 10 and holding Towson to three hits.

Leading the Hawks' lineup was Cody Brittain, who went 2-for-3 with one RBI. Jon Hammer helped the winning cause, going 1-for-2 with two RBIs, while Alec Mouring was 1-for-2 with two RBIs.


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The victory earned North Harford a spot in Tuesday's 7 p.m. state semifinal contest at Joe Cannon Stadium, where they were to play the winner of the 3A West final between Rockville and North Hagerstown.

Huskies win crown

The sixth-seeded Patterson Mill Huskies overcame a 4-1 deficit in the fifth-inning deficit Friday afternoon to top North Caroline in the Class 2A East regional championship game.

Trailing, 4-1, after the top of the fifth, the Huskies scored twice in the home half of the inning, then scored twice more in the sixth to take a 5-4 advantage.

Matt Golczewski tossed a complete game for the Huskies, striking out six, walking four and allowing four earned runs on four hits in the win.

The Huskies' J.T. Tipton was 2-for-4 with two runs, while Golczewski was 2-for-4 with one RBI at the plate. Aaron Childs went 1-for-1 with two walks and two RBIs, one of which was the game winning run. Griffin Marge was 1-for-2 with two walks, a double and two RBIs in the victory.

In the state semifinals, Patterson Mill will play a 4 p.m. game at Montgomery Blair High School against the winner of the 2A South final matchup between Glenelg and Patuxent.