Howard County baseball

Howard County baseball (April 23, 2013)

The River Hill baseball team is finally starting to click.

For just the second time this season, the Hawks have won two games in a row, and they are above .500 for the first time since a season-opening win over Long Reach.

River Hill improved to 6-5 in the league with a 2-1 win over visiting Centennial on April 23.


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The Eagles (2-9) put the tying run on base in the seventh inning, but couldn't move the runner into scoring position.

Around the league

Glenelg 6, Long Reach 1

Mt. Hebron 6, Wilde Lake 2

The Wildecats scored twice in the seventh and loaded the bases, bringing the potential tying run to the plate with only one out, but the Vikings got out of the inning without further damage.

Wilde Lake collected five hits and five walks in the loss. Cuinn Mullins had one of the five hits and stole three bases.

Mt. Hebron's Mark Smith pitched five innings of shutout baseball, striking out five and allowing only one hit.

The Vikings were led at the plate by Jake Snyder (3-for-3, 3 runs, RBI and 3 stolen bases), while Paul Lutchenkov was 2-for-3 with 3 runs driven in and Brady Smouse drove in two runs.

MIAA B Conference

Glenelg Country 10, Park 0

Jake Figueroa struck out eight and pitched a no-hitter to lead Glenelg Country School to a 10-0 five-inning shutout of Park on Tuesday.

The Dragons stole 10 bases in the win. Miguel Flores scored 3 runs, William Seiferth drove in two runs, and Colby Manekin had an RBI.

The Dragons are now 8-1 atop the B Conference.

League standings

Oakland Mills, 9-1
Atholton, 8-2
Marriotts Ridge, 8-3
Hammond, 7-4
Reservoir, 6-4
Glenelg, 6-5
River Hill, 6-5
Howard, 5-6
Mt. Hebron, 4-5
Centennial, 2-9
Wilde Lake, 1-9
Long Reach, 1-10

Wednesday, April 24 games

Atholton at Marriotts Ridge

Glenelg at Centennial

Oakland Mills at Mt. Hebron

Reservoir at Hammond

River Hill at Long Reach

Wilde Lake at Howard