Down 6-0 heading into the fourth inning of their Monday softball matchup with visiting C. Milton Wright, the North Harford Hawks stormed back with eight runs in their final three at-bats to notch an 8-7 victory.
CMW scored a pair of runs in the first, and were leading, 6-0, after three full innings.
The Hawks rallied for three runs in the bottom of the fourth, while the Mustangs plated their final run in the fifth. Trailing 7-3 in the bottom of the sixth, North Harford cut its deficit down to one run with three more tallies.
In the bottom of the seventh, with two runners on and two out, North Harford's Alexis Lyttle smacked the game-winning, two-RBI single.
North Harford reliever Katelyn Horsey tossed the final four innings, striking out one and allowing one run on four hits.
The Hawks' Kelly Harkins went 3-for-3 with a home run, while Allison Meil, Julianne Caughron, Lyttle and Horsey all collected two hits.
Havre de Grace wins on road
The Havre de Grace Warriors took an 8-4 road victory over across-the-river rival Perryville in a Monday matchup.
The Warriors were trailing, 4-1, after five innings. Havre de Grace plated one run in the sixth, then exploded for six tallies in the seventh to seal up a victory.
"This was a great game between two rival schools," Havre de Grace coach Nicole Loewenstein said. "Intense, like always."
Taylor Smith led the Warriors offense, going 3-for-3 with a triple, two home runs and two RBIs. Lindsey Fenner went 2-for-3 with two RBIs, while Megan Thompson was 1-for-4 with a triple and one RBI. Riley Arnold was 1-for-3 with two RBIs and Emily Lewis was 2-for-3 with a triple.
Thompson tossed a complete game for the Warriors, striking out three and allowing three earned runs on nine hits.
Bel Air thumps Rising Sun
The Bel Air girls took a 12-2 victory over the visiting Rising Sun Tigers in a Monday contest.
Bel Air's Taylor Scott had a double, one RBI and three runs scored, while Kelsea Hilditch smacked out two singles, a triple and scored twice. Rayn Gibson belted a triple and a single, while Sarah Fleishmann had a double and a single.
Gibson tossed a complete game for the Bobcats.
Patterson Mill edged Aberdeen
Competing on their home field Monday afternoon, the Patterson Mill Huskies took a two-run, 8-6 victory over the Aberdeen Eagles.
Patterson Mill's Hailey Horton went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a triple, one run and three RBIs. Becca Borowski was 2-for-4 with a pair of runs and Meredith Price went 1-for-4 with one RBI and one run. Brooke Day was 1-for-3 with one run and Megan Price went 2-for-4 with one run. The Husky's Lauren Rossi collected the first hit of her varsity career, going 1-for-2 with a two-RBI single.
Aberdeen's Hannaa Demarest and Julia Sanders both collected two singles and two RBIs. Morgan Sulzbach had a pair of bunts singles, one steal and one RBI.
Horton started the game for the Huskies and went the distance, striking out 12, walking three and allowing one earned run on five hits.
Emily Nance tossed a completed game for Aberdeen, recording five strikeouts over seven innings. At the plate, Nance had a single and one RBI.
Mustangs whitewash Cougars
C. Milton Wright hurler Morghan Fulton started her 2014 campaign with a gem Friday night, tossing a one-hit shutout to help the Mustangs beat the Cougars, 6-0.
Fulton only faced 21 batters, the minimum for a seven inning game, because Fallston's lone baserunner was thrown out at second trying to turn her single into a double. The CMW pitcher struck out three without a walk.
CMW's Emily Luzetsky went 3-for-4 with two runs and two steals. Caroline Weimer was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs. Jenny Lynch was 2-for-2 with one run and Quinn Urpsrung was 2-for-4 with two RBIs. The Mustangs Kaitlin Hamlin had the game's only extra-base hit, a fifth-inning, RBI triple.
Havre de Grace defeats Bo Manor
The Havre de Grace girls took the long bus ride to Bo Manor Friday afternoon for their first game of the season, and came back to Harford County with a 9-5 victory over the host Eagles.
Havre de Grace's Kateri Peters went 4-for-4 with a double, while Taylor Smith was 2-for-4 with a double. Megan Thompson went 2-for-4 in the win and Riley Arnold racked up two RBIs on a pair of singles. Rebecca Ashman went 1-for-5 with one RBI.