Maryland District 5 All-Star Tournaments have been a soggy situation for baseball and softball teams from Havre de Grace and Perryville as tournaments have been forced to postpone games and some tournaments have been forced to move playing sites.
Among those who have been able to play, the junior girls softball team from Perryville picked up a win, blanking Havre de Grace, 10-0, in five innings in Chesapeake City, Monday night. This tournament was moved from Elkton, where Eder Park was ravaged by flood waters from the swollen Big Elk Creek.
In the win, Perryville pitcher Emily Phillips pitched all five innings, striking out eight. Kadi Davis (one run) had a three-run triple and Kyleigh Knell (two runs) added a RBI triple in the win. Phillips (one run), Sarah Chandler (one RBI) and Ellen Little also had hits and Brooke Reynolds scored three runs. Erin Murphy, Ashley Meekins and Kaitlyn Fitzpatrick each scored runs.
Veronica Bernardi and Tori Lawrence had hits for Havre de Grace and Kennan Glassman was on base with two walks. Krista Jamison pitched four innings, allowing three hits and three walks. She also struck out three. Lawrence and Bernardi also pitched. Catcher Emily Brooks threw out a base runner at second and had another out there, but the ball was kicked out of the glove of the fielder.
Havre de Grace was eliminated Tuesday night, losing 12-11 in nine innings to Elkton. Sam Jolley had a single and double, while Lucy Brooks and Frankie Reeling added base hits as well. Reeling, Bernardi, Jamison, Glassman and Emily Brooks each scored multiple runs.
Havre de Grace opened play Monday night in North East and lost 12-2 in four innings to Chesapeake City, which was anchored by a first inning grand slam for an early 7-2 lead. This tournament was also relocated due to the flooding in Elkton. No further details were provided.
Havre de Grace stayed alive with a win Tuesday, edging Perryville, 8-6. Christian Penrow earned the win and aided himself with a first inning home run. Havre de Grace is scheduled to play again Saturday at 5 p.m.
Both teams from Perryville and Havre de Grace were eliminated from the tourney at Havre de Grace's Stancill Park.
Perryville's first loss came June 26 against Chesapeake City. Perryville fell, 19-7, in four innings. Shawn Huth, Brad Dixon, Erik Lee and Gary Elville each had base hits and runs scored in the loss. Luke Marcinkevich, Caleb Phillips and Austen Bowman also scored for Perryville.
Perryville was eliminated Sunday after a 20-2, four-inning loss to Rising Sun. Anthony Cole singled and scored in the first inning and Bowman singled and scored in the second inning. Lee had one hit and on RBI.
Havre de Grace opened play last Friday, losing 17-4 to Elkton in four innings.
Ryan Hopps and Matthew Benz had Havre de Grace's hits and runs were scored by Alex Strong, Steven Schmidt, Brayden Gruzs and Nolan Keithley.
Havre de Grace was eliminated Sunday afternoon after losing 13-0 in four innings to North East.
Strong, Justin Harvey and Keithley each had singles and Hopps hit a double, Havre de Grace's lone extra-base hit of the tourney.
Havre de Gace was knocked out of the tournament in Rising Sun, falling 13-5 Tuesday night.
Havre de Grace was knocked out of the tournament in Perryville with back-to-back losses last Friday and Saturday.
The first loss was a 40-1 setback to Chesapeake City, followed by a 24-8 loss to North East. In the latter loss, Havre de Grace got good pitching efforts from Alison Morter, Allyssa Weeks, Katy Brooks and Julianna Eder. None had any previous pitching experience.
Offensively, manager Michelle Brooks said Shannon Castillo had the best at bats. Katy Brooks had three stolen bases and scored the lone run in the first game.
Havre de Grace was scheduled to play Wednesday versus North East in the winner's bracket final.