The Bel Air Bobcats came out on the winning end of a back-and-forth contest with crosstown rival Patterson Mill Wednesday, parlaying a fifth-inning rally into an 8-5 home field victory.
Bel Air scored one run in both the first and second innings, while the Huskies notched one tally in the top of the third. The Bobcats moved ahead, 4-1, with a two-run outburst in the bottom part of the third, but Patterson Mill followed with four runs in the top of the fifth to go up, 5-4.
Bel Air took the lead for good in the bottom of the fifth, scoring three times, then added an insurance run in the sixth.
Ben Webber and Brendan Yetter led the Bel Air offense, both going 2-for-3 with a double apiece.
Patterson Mill's James Andrew was 2-for-3 with two RBIs, while Kyle Goudy was 2-for-3 with one RBI and Matt Larson was 2-for-3 and scored two runs.
Bel Air starter Josh Bavis went six innings to earn the win. J.D. Bruck threw one inning of scoreless relief for the Bobcats.
Patterson Mill's Robert Besante started and went 4-2/3 innings, striking out two, walking two and allowing six earned runs on eight hits. Kyle Hilker closed out the game for the Huskies, tossing 2-1/3 innings with one earned run on one hit and recorded one strikeout.
The win put Bel Air at 6-4 overall and 5-4 in Chesapeake (upper) Division games. Patterson Mill fell to 6-8 overall and 2-5 against Chesapeake teams.
Fallston defeats HdG
Unbeaten in their previous nine Susquehanna (lower) Division matchups this season, the Havre de Grace Warriors saw their winning streak ended by visiting Fallston, 7-4, on Wednesday night.
Fallston improved to 8-6 overall and 6-3 in lower-division games. The Warriors fell to 12-2 overall and 9-1 against Susquehanna opponents.
Fallston starter Kyle Tyree earned the win with a complete-game outing and went 3-for-4 with one RBI and two runs at the plate.
Aidan O'Donnell was perfect at the plate for Fallston, going 3-for-3 with a walk, three runs and two steals. Jared Perry and Luke Gover had two hits apiece for the Cougars.
The Warriors' Luis Nieves-Gonzalez went 2-for-4 and scored two runs, while Chris Thompson scored Havre de Grace's other run. Dominick Bolen was 1-for-2.
Tech topped by Rising Sun
The Harford Tech Cobras (5-6 overall, 3-5 Chesapeake) lost, 7-3, to visiting Rising Sun on Wednesday.
Both teams scored twice in the first inning and remained tied at 2-2 until the sixth, when the visitors broke through for three runs. Rising Sun scored two more in the top of the seventh and the Cobras plated their last run in the bottom half of the inning.
Harford Tech starter Justin Smith went six innings, striking out five and allowing five earned runs on seven hits.
The Cobras' Jeremy Brown was 2-for-3 with a stolen base, while Travis Hash was 2-for-3 with a team-high two RBIs.
Aberdeen over Edgewood
Playing at home in a Route 40 Susquehanna Division contest Wednesday, Aberdeen (7-4 overall, 7-3 Susquehanna) came away with an 11-5 win over Edgewood.
Owen Smith paced the Eagles' offense with a 3-for-4, three-RBI showing. Tyler Green went 2-for-2 and produced two RBIs in the victory.
CMW beaten in 11 innings
In the longest of Wednesday's baseball matchups, C. Milton Wright (3-7 overall, 3-5 Chesapeake) suffered an 11-inning, 7-4 loss to visiting North East.
CMW (3-7 overall, 3-5 Chesapeake) tied the game, 4-4, with one run in the bottom of the seventh, and both teams went silent for the next three innings. North East rallied for three in the top of the 11th and the Mustangs could not answer in their final at-bat.
CMW's Jeff Niedzwiecki was 2-for-5 with one RBI and one run, Dakota Stern went 2-for-3 with a double and one RBI and Jeremy Stewart was 2-for-4 with one RBI. Pete Denardi knocked in one run, Brett Schatz had one hit and scored a team-best two runs for CMW and Colin Miller went 1-for-4 with one run.
Tech wins slugfest
The Harford Tech Cobras outlasted visiting Edgewood in a 30-run UCBAC baseball slugfest on Tuesday, beating the Rams, 19-11.
With the win, Harford Tech, 3-4 in Chesapeake (upper) Division games, moved to 5-5 overall. Edgewood, 2-7 against Susquehanna (lower) Division opponents, fell to 3-9.
After a lone score from Edgewood in the top of the first, Harford Tech got rolling in the home half of the inning with a seven-run outburst. The Cobras added two more in the bottom of the second, but the Rams came back with seven of their own in the third, making the score 9-8. Harford Tech pulled ahead with two runs in the bottom of the third, but Edgewood again answered with two runs in the top of the fourth. In the bottom part of that inning, the Cobras scored twice, then sealed the game with four runs in the fifth. Edgewood plated its final run in the sixth, while the hosts scored twice more in their final at-bat.
Harford Tech's Jaye Newby went 3-for-4 with three runs and Owen Rogers was 3-for-5 with two RBIs. Kyle Zentkovich was 2-for-3 with two doubles and three RBIs, Tim Hildebrand was 2-for-2 with one RBI, Ryan Horseman was 1-for-1 with a double, two walks and three RBIs and Justin Hayden was 1-for-2 with a double and two RBIs.
Edgewood's Tyler Hofmann was 3-for-5 with two doubles, Kaliel Barmer was 2-for-4 with one double and Nick Logue went 3-for-4 with two doubles in the loss.
North Harford pounds Loch Raven
The North Harford Hawks (12-2 overall, 6-1 Chesapeake) battered the visiting Loch Raven Raiders on Tuesday, 15-1.
The game was halted after the fifth inning by the 10-run mercy rule.
The Hawks' Scott Angstadt led the North Harford attack, bashing out a triple, a double and collecting three RBIs. Andrew Schutt had a double and a team-high four RBIs, while Brandon Plummer blasted a three-run homer.
North Harford starting pitcher Nic Hammer picked up the win, his sixth of the season.