Squaring off with the Chesapeake (upper) Division's Fallston Cougars in Monday baseball, the Susquehanna (lower) Division's Harford Tech Cobras held their guests to zero runs and just two hits in an 8-0 victory.
The win put Harford Tech (11-3 Susquehanna) at 12-5 in regular-season games. Fallston (3-9 Chesapeake) fell to 4-14 for the season.
Harford Tech starter Nick Waite went five innings, striking out three, walking four and surrendering one hit before exiting. Noah Davis threw a scoreless sixth inning, allowing Fallston's second and final hit. Kyle Zentkovich came on for the Cobras in the seventh and tossed a perfect inning, striking out two of the three hitters he faced.
Waite helped his cause at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a double and one RBI. Jeremy Brown was 1-for-2 with a walk and a sacrifice fly, while teammate Travis Hash was 1-for-1 with two walks and two RBIs. Harford Tech's A.J. Borg was 1-for-2 with one walk.
Both of the Cougars' hits were doubles by Wyatt Alexander.
Havre de Grace splits twin bill
Havre de Grace (4-14 overall, 3-11 Susquehanna) split a double-header with the visiting Tome School squad on Monday, with the Warriors losing the opener, 13-3, then rebounding to take the second game, 6-4.
Kyle Greskoff led the Warriors' offense in the game-one loss, going 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Havre de Grace's Christian Amici was 1-for-2 with two runs scored, while teammate Kyle Gorham was 1-for-3 with a double and one run.
In their game-two victory, the Warriors were paced at the plate by Amici, who went 2-for-2 with four RBIs and one run. Cameron Standiford was 1-for-3 with two RBIs in the victory, and teammate Jared Lewis was 1-for-1 with two runs. Gorham, Eddie Hofer and Tommy Murtaugh each scored one run.
Warrior reliever Christian Glassman earned the win, going five innings in which he struck out one, walked three and allowed two earned runs on three hits. Dominick Bolen started for Havre de Grace, holding Tome hitless and surrendering one earned run over two innings of work.
Bobcats clinch Chesapeake title with win
The Bel Air Bobcats won on the road Friday, beating host Rising Sun, 5-1, to capture the UCBAC Chesapeake (upper) Division title.
With the win, Bel Air (12-4 overall) wrapped up its Chesapeake schedule at 10-2.
On Wednesday, the Bobcats will take on Susquehanna (lower) Division champ Bo Manor in the UCBAC baseball title game. That contest will be played at Harford Community College at 6:30 p.m.
North Harford beats Patterson Mill
The North Harford Hawks knocked off the visiting Patterson Mill Huskies, 5-3, on Friday in an UCBAC Chesapeake Division matchup.
The win put North Harford at 12-6 overall, and 7-5 against upper division opponents. Patterson Mill dropped to 9-8 overall, and 3-8 in the Chesapeake Division standings.
Trailing, 1-0, heading into the bottom of the fifth, the Hawks posted three runs. The Huskies tied things, 3-3, with two runs in the top half of the sixth, but North Harford answered in the bottom part of the inning with the game's final two tallies.
North Harford's Austin Reitz tossed a complete game, giving up three runs on six hits and striking out five Husky batters.
The Hawks' Logan Smith was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, while teammate Nic Hammer was 2-for-3 with two runs scored.