After opening their 2013 schedule on Thursday with a victory, the Bel Air Bobcats suffered a loss on Friday, as they were knocked off, 5-4, by the host Dulaney softball squad.

Bel Air starter Rayn Gibson struck out 11, allowed three hits and walked four batters in a complete-game effort.

Bel Air's Leah Lozzi was 2-for-3 with two singles, while teammate Bethanie Cook had a triple, one RBI and one run. Jen Schofield, Kelsea Hilditch and Rachel Lozzi all scored one run in the loss. Hilditch, Gibson, Sarah Sherba and Taylor Hensley all had one base hit.

The Bobcats started their softball season with a victory over cross-town rival Patterson Mill on Thursday afternoon, defeating the visiting Huskies, 8-2.


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Gibson twirled a gem in the victory, striking out seven, walking two and holding the Huskies to a pair of hits in a complete-game effort.

At the plate, Gibson blasted a triple and a single, and scored one run. Hilditch had two doubles and scored twice in the victory, while teammate Sarah Fleishmann had a triple, two RBIs and one run. Bel Air's Madyson Delaney ripped a two-RBI double.

Patterson Mill's Danielle Dahl had two hits and one run, while Hailey Horton notched one hit, one walk and one run in the loss. Isabel Emanuel went 1-for-3 with a single.

Horton went the distance on the mound for Patterson Mill, allowing seven hits over six innings.

Havre de Grace over North Harford

The Havre de Grace Warriors picked up a road victory on Friday, topping the host North Harford Hawks, 8-4.

Allison Lewis was the Warriors top offensive force, knocking in three RBIs and stroking a double.

Havre de Grace starter Megan Thompson recorded 10 strikeouts in a complete-game effort.

Tech over Harford Christian

Harford Tech blanked visiting Harford Christian on Thursday afternoon in a 3-0, home-field victory.

Leading the host Cobras at the plate was Alyssa Hockaday, who blasted a solo home run. Kirsten O'Brien was 3-for-3 with a double in the victory, and teammate Kimmie Cook was 1-for-2 with a double.

Hockaday started and lasted two innings, while Cook closed out the game with five innings of shutout relief.

John Carroll smashes Notre Dame

Playing on the road Wednesday, the John Carroll Patriots earned a 16-2 victory over the Institute of Notre Dame squad.

Pacing the John Carroll offense was Darian Exter, who went 4-for-5 with a home run, two double, three runs scored and one stolen base.

The Patriots' Jenna Fiamingo had a single, a triple and two RBIs, while teammate Molly Exter was 2-for-3 with two runs and three stolen bases. Making her varsity debut in Wednesday win, sophomore Emily Meyerl was 3-for-4 with three runs and four RBIs. Taylor Smith had two hits, three RBIs and one stolen base for the Patriots.

Ali Goheen started for John Carroll and went the distance, striking out seven and allowing two runs on one hit over six innings.