The North Harford Hawks took a home-field victory Friday, rallying for five late runs to beat Patterson Mill, 7-3.
North Harford, trailing 3-1 after 4-1/2 innings, pushed five runs across in the home half of the fifth to go ahead for good. The Hawks plated one final run in the sixth.
North Harford's Luke Johnson led his team at the plate with a single, a double and an RBI.
Hawks pitcher Brandon Plummer struck out four over 3-1/3 innings, while Brian Shaffer recorded four strikeouts over 2-1/3 innings.
Patterson Mill's Robert Besante went 1-for-3 with an RBI double and Alex Peters went 1-for-2 with a pair of RBIs.
Besante started for the Huskies and worked through five innings, striking out two and allowing one earned run on four hits. Billy Benson struck out one and allowed one earned run on two hits in a one-inning relief stint.
Bel air shuts down Tech
The Bel Air Bobcats' J.D. Bruck tossed a complete-game shutout to help his team take a 4-0 road win over Harford Tech on Friday.
Over seven innings, Bruck held Cobras batters to three hits, struck out six and issued one walk.
Harford Tech hurler Travis Hash matched his Bel Air opponent with a complete-game effort of his own, striking out four, walking one and allowing three earned runs on six hits. Behind Hash, the Cobras defense committed five errors.
Havre de Grace over Aberdeen
The Havre de Grace Warriors came away from their Friday engagement with a 4-1 home victory over the Aberdeen Eagles.
Aberdeen's lone score came in the top of the first, while Havre de Grace tied the game in the home half of the inning. The Warriors added one more in the second, then sealed up the game with two tallies in the sixth.
Kyle Greskoff tossed a complete-game for the hosts, striking out eight, walking two and allowing one earned run on four hits.
Havre de Grace's Chris Thompson was 2-for-3 with a double and one run, while Tommy Murtaugh was 1-for-2 with two runs scored. Luis Nieves-Gonzalez was 1-for-1 with an RBI base hit and one run.
Aberdeen's Billy Morris pitched through six innings, striking out one, walking two and allowing two earned runs on six hits.
Tyler Green was 1-for-3 with one run in the loss and Sam Smith was 1-for-3 with a double. Rico Bennefield and Owen Smith both went 1-for-3 for Aberdeen.
Aberdeen over Edgewood
The Eagles won their Route 40 baseball showdown on Thursday afternoon, defeating the host Edgewood Rams, 5-0.
Aberdeen hurler Jake Roberts tossed a gem, scattering six hits, striking out two and surrendering two walks in a complete-game shutout.
Aberdeen's offense was led by Owen Smith, who had a single, a home run and four RBIs. Tyler Green was 3-for-4 with two runs in the victory and Sam Smith was 2-for-3 with one RBI. The Eagles' Andrew Brndjar went 2-or-3 with two runs scored.
Bel Air defeated
The Bel Air Bobcats suffered their second defeat of the week on Thursday, knocked off, 6-3, at home by the North East Indians.
Trent Tolley and Brandon Clifford each belted a double in the loss.
Patterson Mill blanked
The Patterson Mill boys were held scoreless in a 6-0 home-field loss to the Caravel Academy squad on Thursday.
The host Huskies managed four hits, all singles, in the defeat.
Brett Michaels started for the Huskies and went two innings, allowing five earned runs on four hits and recording one strikeout.
Connor Buza tossed five innings of relief for Patterson Mill, striking out one and allowing one earned run on four hits along the way.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun