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
The Fallston boys (3-12 overall, 2-8 Chesapeake) held on for their second upper-division victory on Wednesday, handing the host Patterson Mill Huskies (9-7 overall, 3-7 Chesapeake) a 9-5 defeat.
Fallston's Andy Benjes, Mike Morais, Wyatt Alexander and Luke Gover each belted out two hits in the victory. Alexander, Morais and Brendan Weinhold each had one double.
Patterson Mill's J.T. Tipton smacked a double in the loss.
Weinhold started for Fallston and pitched into the sixth inning to earn the win.
Tech over Havre de Grace
Sneaking a game in Tuesday after a completely washed out schedule the previous afternoon, the Harford Tech Cobras cruised to an 11-0 victory over host Havre de Grace.
Havre de Grace slipped to 3-11 for the season and 3-9 against lower-division opponents.
Holding on to a 4-0 lead after five innings, the Cobras plated seven runs in the visiting half of the sixth to run up an 11-0 advantage. Havre de Grace failed to score in the bottom of the sixth, and the game was called in Harford Tech's favor under the 10-run mercy rule.
Nick Waite led the Harford Tech attack, going 2-for-3 with three RBIs, one walk and one steal. A.J. Borg was 3-for-4 with two RBIs, while Kyle Zentkovich was 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs. Devin Chapman went 2-for-4 with one RBI and Jeremy Brown was 2-for-3 with two walks, two steals and three runs scored.
Havre de Grace's Luis Nieves was 1-for-3 with a double. The only other Havre de Grace hit came from Cameron Standiford, who had a single.
Waite started the game and pitched five innings, striking out six, walking one and holding the Warrior batters to one hit.
Owen Roger closed out the game for Harford Tech, surrendering one hit during a one-inning relief stint.
Havre de Grace starter Dominick Bolen took the loss.