Bel Air hurlers Ryan Gibson and Tyler Norcross combined to toss a two-hit shutout on Wednesday, helping the host Bobcats to a 1-0 victory over the North Harford baseball squad.
With the win, Bel Air improved to 10-3 overall, and 8-2 in Chesapeake (upper) Division games. The Hawks fell to 10-6 overall, and 5-5 against upper division opponents.
Gibson started the game for the Bobcats and worked through five innings to earn the win. Norcross came on in the sixth and earned the save with two-innings of shutout relief.
North Harford pitcher Brian Shaffer tossed a complete-game in the loss, holding the Bobcats to seven hits and one unearned run over six innings of work.
The game's lone extra-base hit came from Gibson, who belted a double.
Bel Air's run was scored by Nick Loiodice, who made it across home plate on a North Harford error in the bottom of the first.
Harford Tech wins twin bill
The Harford Tech Cobras won both ends of a home double-header on Wednesday, defeating the Perryville Panthers by scores of 21-0 and 13-3.
Both games were halted early because of the 10-run mercy rule.
With the two wins, the Cobras improved to 13-4 overall and 11-2 in Susquehanna (lower) Division action.
In game one, a 21-0 victory, the Cobras were led by Tyler Mister, who went 2-for-3 with a grand slam homer, a double and five RBIs. Nick Waite was 4-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs, while teammate Travis Hash was 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs.
Harford Tech starter Justin Smith went three innings in which he held Perryville hitless and struck out four batters. Noah Davis allowed one hit in one inning of relief for the Cobras.
Game two's 13-3 win saw Mister go 3-for-3 with a double, a three-run homer and five RBIs. Waite was 2-for-3 with a home run, a triple and four RBIs, while A.J. Born was 2-for-3 with one RBI.
Zach Robinette tossed a complete game, striking out three and holding Perryville to six hits.
CMW defeats North East
C. Milton Wright (7-6 overall, 6-5 Chesapeake) took a 9-5 win over host North East on Wednesday afternoon.
Mustang starter Chase DeMars held the Indians to four hits in a complete-game effort, striking out six and walking four over seven innings. At the plate, DeMars was 1-for-3 with two walks.
CMW's hot bat belonged to Jake Labe, who was 4-for-4 with a triple, a double and two RBIs. Tom Chiascione was 2-for-2 with one RBI in the victory, while teammates Bryce Schulz and Colin Miller both went 1-for-2 with two RBIs.
"Chase threw a gem today," CMW head coach Joe Stetka said. "North East swings the bats really well, and he handled them. Jake Labe put some good swings on the ball, too."
Fallston over Patterson Mill