BY DEWEY FOX, email@example.com
9:40 AM EDT, April 9, 2013
After being involved in a pair of one-run ball games on Friday, the Bel Air and C. Milton Wright baseball teams unloaded in their Monday matchup, with the Bobcats taking an 18-10 victory over host CMW.
"We got shellacked pretty good," Mustangs head coach Joe Stetka said after the loss. "We made some mistakes we shouldn't have, but Bel Air played really well. They had 19 hits on us. We had 13 hits, which should be plenty normally, but not today."
Bel Air hurler Tyler Norcross made the start and worked through five innings to earn the win. Ben Webber closed the game for Bel Air with two innings of relief.
The Bobcats' Matt Wallace was 3-for-5 in the victory, while Norcross ripped a triple at the plate. Sam Foss went 2-for-4, and fellow Bobcat Mike Marshall belted a triple.
CMW's Bryce Schultz was 3-for-5 with a double, while teammate Ricky Scheeler rapped out a triple in the loss. The Mustangs' Colin Miller went 2-for-5 with a solo home run.
Bel Air improved to 4-3 overall, and 2-0 against Chesapeake (upper) Division teams, while the loss dropped CMW to 2-2 overall, and 1-2 in Chesapeake competition.
Patterson Mill falls
The Patterson Mill Huskies (4-1 overall, 0-1 Chesapeake) suffered a 7-4 road defeat to the North East Indians Monday.
JT Tipton led the Huskies' offense, going 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a triple and a walk, while Griffin Marge was 1-for-3 with a homer in the loss. Patterson Mill's Alex Peters was 1-for-3 with one RBI.
Taking the loss was Patterson Mill starter James Andrew, who struck out one and surrendered three earned runs on nine hits over four innings of work. Kyle Hilker tossed two innings of relief for the Huskies, holding the Indians to one unearned run on one hit, striking out one and allowing two walks.
North Harford pitcher Scott Angstadt allowed just one unearned run in a complete-game effort on Monday, but that was not enough for the Hawks to win, as they were topped, 1-0, by host Perry Hall.
Over six innings, Angstadt held Perry Hall to five hits. The hosts' lone run was scored in the bottom of the fifth on a North Harford error. The Hawks fell to 5-2 with the loss.
Rams trump Perryville
With the help of an eight-run rally in the bottom of the second inning on Monday, the Edgewood Rams were able to come away from their home field with a 13-8 victory over Perryville.
Edgewood starter Jose Figueroa earned the win, holding off the Perryville lineup until he was relieved in the seventh by Nick Logue.
Trey Hathaway belted a double in the victory, while teammate Omighty Verdejo smacked a double for the Rams (2-4 overall, 2-2 Susquehanna).
Tech over Joppa
Harford Tech (3-2 overall, 3-2 Susquehanna) took an 8-0 victory over Joppatowne (0-3 overall, 0-3 Susquehanna) at Harford Community College on Monday.
Tech starter Noah Davis went two innings, allowing two hits and striking out four. Tyler Mister tossed three innings of relief for the Cobras, also recording four strikeouts, while Owen Rogers closed out the contest with a two-inning relief sting, holding Joppatowne hitless and striking out three along the way.
Bryan Mason and Justin Smith each collected two hits for Harford Tech.
Huskies win in eight
The Patterson Mill Huskies baseball fell behind visiting River Hill, 6-0, in the top of the first inning Friday, but scratched away over the next eight innings to walk away with an 8-7, eight-inning win.
Sloppy play in the field, including two costly errors, a hit batter and three walks, led to the big River Hill inning.
The Huskies started to chip away in the third when Zach Dorn scored on a productive out by Tyler Spencer to make it 6-1. The Huskies got three more runs in the fourth inning, all with two outs. JT Tipton hit an RBI single, followed by Dorn's RBI double. Spencer singled in Dorn, but the inning ended with a Patterson Mill runner getting thrown out at the plate.
River Hill's insurance run came across in the top of the sixth, courtesy of the Huskies third and final error.
Trailing 7-4 in the bottom of the seventh, the Huskies scored one run on one of River Hill's five errors and Griffin Marge then delivered the game tying two-run single.
In the eighth, River Hill went down in order and Patterson Mill loaded the bases and pushed across the winning run when Tipton drew a bases-loaded walk.
"Very proud of the guys who could have packed it in early, they continued to fight for seven innings and in this case eight and that's why we have had success," Huskies head coach Matt Roseland said.
Tipton was 3-for-4, with two runs scored, two walks and two RBIs, while Dorn went 2-for-5 with three runs and an RBI. Marge and Spencer each had one hit with two RBIs.
Hawks beat Cougars
North Harford kept winning on the baseball diamond Friday, out-slugging and out-scoring visiting Fallston (0-5 overall, 0-1 Chesapeake) for a 13-9 win.
The Hawks pounded out 15 hits and scored in four different innings, while Fallston had 11 hits and scored in three innings.
Both teams plated four runs in their first at bats, but North Harford surged ahead for good with a six-run second inning. The Hawks added a pair of runs in the fourth and one in the fifth.
Junior Nic Hammer was 3-for-3 with two doubles, a triple, two RBIs and four runs scored. Senior Austin Reitz was 3-for-4 with two RBIs.
Fallston, which scored three runs in the fifth and two in the sixth, had five doubles. Collecting the extra-base hits were Andy Benjes, Brendan Wienhold, Kyle Tyree, Luke Gover and Mike Morais.
CMW beaten by a run
The C. Milton Wright boys were topped, 3-2, on the road Friday by Rising Sun.
The Mustangs led, 2-1, heading into the bottom of the seventh, but the hosts managed to rally for the tying and winning runs.
CMW starter Matt Henigan went 5-1/3 innings, scattering seven hits and allowing one earned run. Reliever Jake Labe tossed 1-1/3 innings for the Mustangs, surrendering two earned runs on four hits.
CMW's Chase DeMars was 2-for-4 with two RBIs, while teammates Coline Miller, Matt Phillips and Henigan all went 1-for-3. Ricky Scheeler was 1-for-1 in the loss.
Bel Air over North East
Bel Air edged visiting North East, 3-2, Friday. Bobcat starter Ryan Gibson lasted four innings, while teammate Ben Webber closed the game with a three-inning relief stint. The two hurlers combined to hold North East to three hits.
Hawks shutout Eagles
North Harford pitcher Nic Hammer carried a no-hitter for 5-2/3 innings before it was broken up Thursday in the Hawks' 4-0 road victory over Aberdeen.
After the no-hitter was spoiled, Hammer retired the side in the sixth and came out of the game having struck out nine Aberdeen hitters.
Scott Angstadt closed out the game for the Hawks with an inning of one-hit relief.
Holding a 1-0 lead heading into the fifth, the Hawks added two more runs on RBI bunt singles by Austin Reitz and Jamie Buchanan. North Harford's final tally came in the seventh.
Tech wins wild one
After a combined 29 runs and 25 hits Thursday afternoon, the host Harford Tech Cobras walked away with an 18-11 victory over the Elkton Golden Elks.
Trailing 6-5 after the top of the fourth, Harford Tech exploded for eight runs in the home half of the inning. Elkton came back with four runs in the top of the fifth, but the Cobras answered with four tallies in their next at-bat, making the score 17-10. Each team scored once in the sixth.
The Cobras won despite being out-hit by Elkton, 13-12.
Nick Waite led the Cobra attack, going 3-for-4 with three doubles and four RBIs. Jeremy Brown was 3-for-3 with three runs and one RBI, while Jaye Newby went 1-for-2 with two walks, a double and three RBIs. Travis Hash was 1-for-3 with a three-run homer in the victory.
Waite earned the win, tossing the final four innings of the game for Harford Tech.
Fallston lost, 15-2, at home Thursday to visiting Franklin of Reisterstown. The game was halted after five innings by the 10-run mercy rule. Fallston's Brendan Weinhold smacked a double and collected an RBI in the loss.