The North Harford Hawks racked up a Chesapeake (upper) Division win on the road Wednesday, defeating the North East Indians, 9-3.
The victory pushed the Hawks to 8-5 overall, and evened their upper-division mark at 3-3.
North Harford's Nic Hammer belted a two-run homer, while teammate Kendall Hill was 3-for-3 with three RBIs.
Hawk starter Brian Shaffer worked through four innings, holding the Indians hitless over that stretch.
Tech, Aberdeen split doubleheader
The host Harford Tech Cobras and Aberdeen Eagles split a doubleheader Wednesday afternoon, with Harford Tech taking the first contest, 12-2, while the Eagles bounced back to notch a 5-2 win in the second game.
Harford Tech, which had not lost a Susquehanna (lower) Division game before Wednesday, came out of the twin bill at 6-3 overall, and 6-1 against lower-division opponents. Aberdeen's record moved to 2-7 overall, and 2-5 in Susquehanna games.
In the opening game, Harford Tech's Nick Waite went 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, three runs and four RBIs, while teammate Kyle Zentkovich was 2-for-3 with a double, a triple and three RBIs.
Aberdeen's Travis Hubler went 1-for-3 with a home run, while Andrew Brndjar was 1-for-3 in the loss. The Eagles' John Napier was 1-for-1.
Harford Tech's Zach Robinette tossed a complete game, allowing two runs on three hits and striking out four Aberdeen batters.
The second game saw Aberdeen hurler Will Morris throw a complete game to earn the win.
Hubler was 3-for-4 with a double and one RBI, while Owen Smith was 2-for-3 in the victory. Napier, Nick Wynn and Joe Speed each went 1-for-3.
Waite was the lone Cobra with multiple hits in the loss, as he went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.
CMW pounds Fallston
The C. Milton Wright bats were hot for the second afternoon in a row on Wednesday, as the host-team Mustangs (5-4 overall, 4-3 Chesapeake) knocked in double-digit runs en route to a 17-5 win over visiting Fallston (1-9 overall, 1-6 Chesapeake).
CMW pitcher Chase DeMars allowed six hits in a complete-game effort to earn the win.
The Mustangs' Colin Miller was 3-for-3 with a homer run, a double and four RBIs, while teammate Jake Labe was 3-for-3 with a double, a triple and three RBIs. Bryce Schulz went 2-for-3 with three RBIs in the win.
Patterson Mill (5-5 overall, 1-5 Chesapeake) lost, 10-8, in nine innings Wednesday to the visiting Rising Sun Tigers.
Leading the Husky lineup in the loss was Griffin Marge, who went 1-for-4 with a double and four RBIs. Zach Dorn was 3-for-5 with a triple, three runs and two RBIs, while teammate J.T. Tipton went 2-for-3 with a triple and three runs scored. James Andrew was 2-for-4 with a double and one RBI, and Tyler Spencer went 3-for-4.
CMW mounts serious comeback
C. Milton Wright skipper Joe Stetka has been managing baseball teams for a long time, and said his team's comeback Tuesday afternoon, when the Mustangs overcame a 14-run deficit to defeat visiting North East, 17-16, was outside the realm of his experience.
"Unreal," Stetka said after the game. "I've been coaching for 20 years now, and I've never seen anything like that. North East is a very good team, and they can swing the bats."
Trailing the Indians by 14 after 3-1/2 innings, the Mustangs started their comeback in the home half of the fourth, and by the bottom of the seventh, after North East had added two more tallies, CMW was down, 16-13. The Mustangs' Ricky Scheeler rapped out a three-RBI double to knot the contest, 16-16, and his hit was followed by a walk-off triple by Dakota Sterns down the left field line.
CMW pitcher Jeremy Stewart went 3-1/3 innings in relief to earn his first win of the season. At the plate, Stewart was 1-for-2 with two RBIs.
Stern finished the game 3-for-5 with two RBIs, while Jake Labe was 2-for-4 in the victory. Bryce Schulz belted a pair of singles for CMW, while Matt Hennigan was 4-for-4 with four runs. Scheeler went 2-for-4 with a game-best five RBIs.
The win put CMW at 4-4 overall and evened the Mustangs' Chesapeake (upper) Division record at 3-3.
Patterson Mill over Fallston
The Patterson Mill Huskies (5-4 overall, 1-4 Chesapeake) earned their first upper-division win Tuesday night, edging host-team Fallston, 6-5.
The loss dropped Fallston to 1-8 overall and 1-5 in Chesapeake play.
The Huskies' J.T. Tipton was 1-for-3 with a double, two runs and one RBI, while Griffin Marge went 1-for-3 with a double and one RBI. Blaine Sheesley was 1-for-4 with a double and two RBIs in the victory.
Fallston's Wyatt Alexander went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored.
Patterson Mill pitcher Robert Besante went 5-1/3 innings, striking out two, walking two and allowing four earned runs on seven hits to earn the win. Tipton closed the game with a 1-2/3-inning relief stint in which he allowed one earned run on two hits.
Edgewood pounds Elkton
The Edgewood Rams (5-4 overall, 4-3 Susquehanna) took a 10-1 victory over visiting Elkton Tuesday.
Jose Figueroa belted two doubles in the victory, while Trey Hathaway and Nick Logue each had one double for Edgewood.
Detrick Matthews held Elkton to five hits and one run in a complete-game effort.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun