Behind the pitching and hitting of Kyle Tyree, the Fallston Cougars baseball team picked up a one-run victory on the diamond Wednesday, topping visiting Perryville, 3-2.
Tyree went six innings on the mound, scattering seven hits, striking out five and issuing one walk to earn the win.
Cougar reliever Luke Gover registered his first save of the season by tossing a scoreless seventh.
Fallston's Jake Brelesky and Erik Dettloff smacked two hits apiece, while Tyree helped out his own cause at the plate with a double and two runs scored.
Bel Air tops CMW
The Bel Air Bobcats picked up an important victory at their home field Wednesday, knocking off rival C. Milton Wright, 4-2.
CMW scored once in the top of the first inning, and Bel Air came back with a pair of runs in the home half of the fourth to take the lead. The hosts notched their final two runs in the sixth, and the Mustangs scored once in the top of the seventh.
Ben Webber tossed a complete game for the Bobcats, holding the visitors to five hits, striking out four and walking four over seven innings.
Bel Air's Brandon Clifford belted two doubles, while Trent Tolley had one.
CMW's Chase DeMars was 2-for-4 with a solo home runs, while Colin Miller went 1-for-2 with one RBI. Dakota Stern was 1-for-3 with one run in the loss.
CMW starter Mike Nolte went five innings, allowing three earned runs on five hits and striking out five without allowing a walk. Jeff Niedzwiecki tossed one inning of shutout relief for the Mustangs.
Tech blanks Patterson Mill
Led by a sterling pitching performance from Justin Smith, the Harford Tech Cobras posted a 6-0 victory over host Patterson Mill Wednesday.
Over seven innings, Smith allowed just one hit, a fifth-inning single, while striking out seven and walking three in a complete-game shutout.
The Harford Tech offensive attack was led by Ryan Horseman and Tyler Mister, who both cranked out RBI doubles in the top of the seventh. Jaye Newby was 2-for-3 with a walk in the victory and Jeremy Brown was 2-for-4 with one RBI.
Patterson Mill's lone hit came from Austin Abild.
Patterson Mill starter James Andrew went 4-1/3 innings, striking out three, walking six and allowing two earned runs on six hits. Alex Peters allowed four earned runs on three hits, struck out two and walked two over 2-1/3 innings of relief.
"Smith threw really well today," Patterson Mill skipper Matt Roseland said. "Both teams played effortless baseball."
North Harford smashes North East
North Harford won on the road Wednesday, defeating the North East Indians, 12-1.
The game was halted after five innings under the 10-run mercy rule.
Brian Shaffer had the Hawks' best day at the plate, going 3-for-3 with a home run, two doubles and four RBIs.
HdG wins on road
Playing at Bo Manor's home field Wednesday, the Havre de Grace Warriors rallied for a 12-5 win over the host Eagles.
Dominick Bolen went 3-for-3 with a double and a team-best three runs scored. Tommy Murtaugh went 2-for-3 with two runs and one RBI, while Chris Thompson, Corey Thompson and Eddie Hofer all had one RBI and one run.
Cameron Standiford was 2-for-3 with two runs and one RBI, while Kyle Greskoff posted two hits and one RBI. Luis Nieves scored once in the victory.
Chris Thompson made the start for Havre de Grace, allowing four earned runs on seven hits, striking out five and walking two. Bolen closed out the game with three innings of relief, striking out two, walking one and allowing one hit along the way.
Aberdeen over Joppatowne
The Aberdeen Eagles defeated visiting Joppatowne, 10-0, in a Wednesday matchup.
The game was called off after six innings by the 10-run mercy rule.
Aberdeen hurler Andrew Brndjar turned in a fine performance, racking up 15 strikeouts, allowing one walk and holding Joppatowne to one hit in a complete-game shutout.
Rico Bennefield went 4-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs to pace the Aberdeen offense, while Pat Healy was 2-for-3.
Elkton defeats Edgewood
The Edgewood Rams lost to the visiting Elkton Golden Elks, 7-2, Wednesday.
The Rams had 11 hits in the loss, all of which were singles.
Trailing, 7-0, after the top of the sixth, Edgewood scored once in the bottom half of the inning, then plated its final run in the seventh.
Mustangs win wild one
On Tuesday, after the C. Milton Wright Mustangs came back from a 13-3 deficit to beat the visiting Patterson Mill Huskies by two runs, 23-21, the visitors' head coach said the 44-run contest was one of the memorable he had ever witnessed.
"That was the wildest game I have been part of in my career," Huskies skipper Matt Roseland said. "I am having trouble even describing it when asked about the game. It was an extremely emotional game where no one deserved to lose, or win, either. On one hand you're proud to score 21 runs, on the other hand you just lost a game when you scored 21 runs. Both teams were scrappy and played hard the entire time."
The Mustangs opened with one run in the home half of the first, then the Huskies answered with a six-run outburst in the second. After the hosts cut the Patterson Mill lead in half with two runs in the bottom of the second, the Huskies came back again in their next at-bat, this time scoring seven to run up a 13-3 lead.
Needing to score a run before the sixth inning or risk having the game ended because of the 10-run mercy rule, the Mustangs came up with four tallies in the fourth, then exploded in the bottom of the fifth, plating nine to go ahead, 16-13.
The two squads played to dead heat in the sixth, with each side pushing seven runs across.
The Huskies scored once in the top of the seventh, but the hosts were able to shut the door in time to preserve a two-run win.
Dakota Stern led the Mustangs at the plate, going 4-for-5 with a double, five RBIs and five runs scored. Chase Demars went 6-for-6 with two doubles, four RBIs and three runs, while Brett Schatz was 3-for-4 with four RBIs and two runs. Colin Miller went 3-for-6 with two doubles, three RBIs and one run, while Jeremy Stewart was 2-for-6 with two RBIs and two runs. Peter DeNardi was 2-for-5 with two RBIs in the victory, and Matt Henigan was 2-for-6 with one RBI and three runs scored. Nick Vecchio went 1-for-3 and Andrew Schatz scored three times. Matt Mancino and Christian Youngman both had one run in the victory.
Patterson Mill's Matt Larson was 2-for-3 with three RBIs and three runs, while Austin Abild was 2-for-4 with three runs and two RBIs. Robert Besante went 2-for-4 and led Patterson Mill in the RBI category with four, while Billy Benson rapped out a two-RBI double. Jacob Buher was 4-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and two runs. Kyle Goudy and Alex Peters scored three runs apiece in the loss and Collin Hobbs was 1-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs.
Havre de Grace takes win
Playing a road contest on Tuesday, the Havre de Grace boys took a 10-5 win over Fallston.
Tommy Murtaugh had the hot bat for Havre de Grace, going 2-for-2 with a double and three RBIs. Chris Thompson was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, while teammate Kyle Greskoff was 2-for-4 with one RBI and one run. Mike Flosser was 1-for-1 with two runs and one RBI, and Cameron Standiford was 1-for-4 with one run. Dominick Bolen was 1-for-4 with a team-high three RBIs, and Corey Thompson went 3-for-4 with two runs. Luis Nieves-Gonzalez was 1-for-3 with one RBI.
Fallston's Brendan Weinhold was 2-for-4 with a double, two runs and one RBI. Jared Perry had two RBIs in the loss, and teammate Adam Kidwell was 1-for-3 with one RBI. Luke Gover was 1-for-4 with one run, and Jake Brelesky went 2-for-4 with one run. Erik Dettloff was 1-for-3 with one run.
Havre de Grace pitcher Christian Amici picked up the win, going five innings in which he struck out four, walked one and did not allow an earned run.