The baseball teams from Patterson Mill, Bel Air and Havre de Grace advanced Wednesday to the regional baseball finals.
The Patterson Mill Huskies earned a berth in the 2A East regional baseball title game defeating the second-seeded host Harford Tech, 10-5, in the District VII final Wednesday. The fifth-seeded Huskies will play a 4 p.m. road game District VIII champ North Caroline on Friday in the regional final.
In the all-Harford County 3A North regional semifinal showdown, the fourth-seeded host Bel Air walked away with a 5-4 win over the ninth-seeded North Harford Hawks and a spot in the regional championship game. Bel Air travel to play a 4 p.m. final round game Friday with Eastern Tech.
The Havre de Grace Warriors suffered two regular-season losses to the Perryville baseball team this year, put that behind them in the 1A North regional semifinal round, edging out the seventh-seeded Panthers, 5-4, in Havre de Grace. The sixth-seeded Warriors will play Bo Manor, the region's top seed, at 4 p.m. Friday in the title game.
"I'm proud of our guys for executing the little things that are big to winning baseball games," Patterson Mill head coach Matt Roseland said after his team's win.
Patterson Mill's Griffin Marge was 2-for-5 with two RBIs, while Billy Benson was 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Robert Besante went 1-for-2 and led the Huskies with four runs scored. Blaine Sheesley went 2-for-3 with two RBIs in the victory.
Harford Tech's Nick Waite was 2-for-4 with one RBI and Tyler Mister was 2-for-4 with a home run and a team-best three RBIs.
The Huskies went into the seventh inning leading 10-1, but saw their advantage cut down to 10-5 when the Cobras rallied for four runs.
Husky starter Robert Besante worked through six innings, striking out three and allowing five runs on seven hits to earn the win.
Bel Air edges North Harford
Bel Air's lone extra-base hit was a double by Richard Rivera.
North Harford's Brian Shaffer ripped a pair of doubles, while Nic Hammer had one double in the loss.
Bel Air' Ryan Gibson tossed three innings, while Tyler Norcross pitched the remaining four innings.
Warriors get revenge
In their two previous matchups with Perryville this season, the Warriors lost 20-15 and 8-4.
Warrior hurler Christian Glassman allowed nine hits and four runs, but stayed on the hill for the duration to pick up a complete-game win. With two down and the tying run in scoring position in the top of the seventh, Glassman coaxed a fly ball to left field, which Bobby Smith ran down to record the final out and secure the Warriors' one-run win.
The Warriors' were led at the plate by Kyle Greskoff, who went 2-for-3 with one RBI and one run scored. Luis Nieves was 1-for-3 with one RBI, while Smith also went 1-for-3 with one RBI. Cameron Standiford and Jared Lewis both went 2-for-3 with one run scored in the victory. Christian Amici was 1-for-2 with one RBI and one run, while Dominick Bolen scored once.