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.
Huskies drop Bo Manor
The Patterson Mill Huskies earned a 10-1 road win on Friday, defeating the host-team Bo Manor Eagles.
Danielle Dahl led the winning lineup, going 3-for-4 with a home run, five RBIs and two runs scored. Isabel Emanuel was 2-for-4 with a double and one RBI. Patterson Mill's Carly Castillo was 1-for-1 with a two-RBI triple, while teammate Meredith Price was 1-for-1 with a triple and one run scored. Hailey Horton was 1-for-3 with a triple and one run in the win.
On the mound, Horton tossed a complete game, striking out 10, issuing zero walks, and allowing no earned runs.
CMW edges Rising Sun
The C. Milton Wright Mustangs earned an important victory on Friday, defeating host-team Rising Sun, 7-5.
CMW's MacKenzie Fitzgerald was 2-for-3 with a double and one run, while fellow Mustang Catherine Kim was 2-for-4 with a pair of runs. Holli Rutkowski was 2-for-3 with a double and one RBI in the win.
Mustang starter Morgan Fulton went the distance, allowing six hits, striking out six, and surrendering zero earned runs to earn the win.
Warriors pound Eagles
Havre de Grace rebounded from Thursday's loss to Perryville to beat host Aberdeen, 25-5.
Taylor Smith had a hot bat, going 4-for-4 with a home run, double and five RBIs. Lindsey Fenner also swung a hot bat, also going 4-for-4 with a home run, double and four RBIs. Rebecca Ashman was 2-for-5 with a triple and Bethke was 1-for-4 with a triple.
Megan Thompson was 4-for-5 and Riley Arnold, 3-for-4. Allison Lewis was 3-for-5 with a double and four RBIs and Emily Lewis was 2-for-4 with a double two RBIs. Kateri Peters was 3-for-4 with two RBIs.
Thompson picked up the win, allowing eight hits and four earned runs, while striking out nine.
Bobcats crush Rams
The Bel Air Bobcats were firing on all cylinders Thursday afternoon, smashing the visiting Edgewood softball squad, 18-1.
The game was halted after five innings by the 10-run mercy rule.
Bel Air's Kelsea Hilditch went 2-for-3 with an RBI in the victory, while Taylor Scott ripped a triple. Sarah Fleischmann, Rayn Gibson, Bailey Gasior and Leah Lozzi each racked up one RBI, while Sarah Sherba had two in the victory.
Gibson struck out seven batters in three innings on the mound, while fellow Bel Air hurler Emily Strawbridge recorded three strikeouts over two innings of relief.
Havre de Grace edged by Perryville
In a rematch of last year's Class 1A North regional title game, the Havre de Grace Warriors and visiting Perryville Panthers squared off Thursday afternoon. The result was the same as the last time the two teams met, with Havre de Grace edged out, 2-1, by Perryville.
Havre de Grace's offensive effort was led by Megan Thompson and Lindsey Fenner, who each knocked out a double in the loss. The Warriors' Riley Arnold and Taylor Smith both scratched out a base hit.
The two squads are slated to meet again in Perryville on Friday, April 26.
Fallston crushes Elkton
The Fallston Cougars earned a victory on the road Thursday, defeating the Elkton Golden Elks, 17-3.
The game was called in Fallston's favor after five innings by the 10-run mercy rule.
Lauren Pupa earned the pitching win, striking out eight in a complete-game effort. At the plate, Pupa roped a triple.
Fallston's Alex Zorbach led the Cougar offense, bashing out a pair of home runs. Maggie Deckleman and Sam Day each belted a double in the victory.
Harford Christian wins in eight
The Harford Christian Eagles earned a walk-off victory Thursday, scoring the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning to defeat visiting Joppatowne, 4-3.
Harford Christian hurler Morgan Burke worked through all eight innings to earn the win.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun