Playing the powerhouse C. Milton Wright softball squad on the road Monday afternoon, the Bel Air Bobcats rallied from one run behind in the seventh inning to take a 9-7 victory over the host Mustangs at Thomas Run Park.
Heading into the top of the seventh, Bel Air trailed, 7-6, but the three-run rally put Bobcats back on top for good, as they held the Mustangs scoreless in their half of the inning.
Taking the pitching win was Bel Air hurler Rayn Gibson, who struck out eight CMW hitters over seven innings.
Bel Air's Taylor Scott was 2-for-4 with a triple and four RBIs, while teammate Jen Schofield was 4-for-4 with one RBI. Sarah Fleishmann whacked an RBI triple in the victory, and teammate Kelsea Hilditch added a one-RBI single.
Madyson Delaney knocked out a triple for the Bobcats, and Bethanie Cook notched two singles.
CMW's MacKenzie Fitzgerald was 2-for-4 with a double, one run and an RBI.
Harford Tech loses to Rising Sun
The Harford Tech Cobras lost their home contest with the Rising Sun Tigers on Monday, 5-2.
The Cobras' Ally Venuto knocked home both of her team's runs with a two-RBI double, while teammate Alyssa Hockaday belted a double in the loss. Kimmie Cook and Liz Stevens each scored once for Harford Tech.
Havre de Grace crushes Elkton
Playing at home Monday against the Elkton Golden Elks, the Havre de Grace Warriors notched a 21-4 victory.
The game was halted after the top of the fifth inning under the 10-run mercy rule.
Fallston over Joppatowne
The Fallston Cougars cruised to a 23-3 win over visiting Joppatowne on Monday.
The game was called in Fallston's favor after five innings because of the 10-run mercy rule.
The winning pitcher was Fallston starter Jess Moore, who tossed three innings.
Bel Air takes out North East
A day after a lopsided softball win by Bel Air, the Bobcats were back in action Friday and again with winning results.
Bel Air defeated visiting North East, 7-4, scoring four runs in the fourth and three more in the fifth. North East scoring saw the Indians score one in the second, two in the sixth and one in the seventh.
Rayn Gibson was the winning pitcher, striking out six. Sarah Fleishmann went 2-for-3, with two stolen bases and scored two runs, while Leah Lozzi was also 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Emily Strawbridge chipped in with a two-run single.