The Harford Tech Cobras earned a non-division UCBAC win in dramatic fashion on Monday, scoring the game-winning run in the top of the seventh to knock off host Fallston, 5-4.
Harford Tech, 1-5 in Chesapeake (upper) Division games, improved to 4-6 overall. Fallston, 3-5 against Susquehanna (lower) Division opponents, dropped to 3-9 overall.
With the scored tied, 4-4, in the top of the seventh and two outs, Emily Bowler came up for Harford Tech and blasted a triple to left field. Kat Lewis then hit a single up the middle, pushing Bowler across for what would be the game-winning tally.
Fallston loaded the bases with two outs in the bottom of the seventh, but Bowler, pitching in relief of starter Kimmie Cook, was able to get the last out before the Cougars could score.
Bowler earned the win, and went 1-for-1 at the plate. Lewis was 1-for-3, while teammate Sarah North was 2-for-3.
Fallston's Autumn Walinski was 2-for-3, and Elise Callahan went 2-for-4 in the loss.
North Harford over Patterson Mill
The North Harford Hawks took an 18-3 road victory against Patterson Mill Monday, in a game halted after five innings under the 10-run mercy rule.
North Harford (9-2 overall, 4-2 Chesapeake) saw two players combine for six home runs, with Alexis Lyttle and Kristen Stiles each pounding out three round-trippers apiece.
Julianne Caughron had three hits and two RBIs, while Ada Heniz and Kaitlin Horsey contributed two RBIs each. Hunter Horbaugh had three hits for the Hawks.
Lyttle started for North Harford and went two innings, allowing three hits, two walks and zero earned runs. Horbaugh pitched the remaining three innings, holding Patterson Mill (6-5 overall, 5-2 Susquehanna) hitless and allowing one walk.
CMW goes 2-0 at tourney
The C. Milton Wright softball team (9-4 overall, 5-3 Chesapeake) came away from Saturday's Anne Arundel Invitational with a 2-0 record, but not a tournament title.
The Mustangs had to fend off a wild, late-game rally from Severna Park to take a 14-13 win in their second game. The large amount of runs given up by the Mustangs, left them out of title contention, but did place them in the top four. Northeast-Anne Arundel, Broadneck and North Harford were all 2-0 as well, with less runs scored against each.
With the visiting Mustangs up, 14-6, after their final at-bat, the Severna Park girls plated six runs in the bottom of the seventh to cut the CMW lead down to one run. CMW, however, was able to close out the game before the Falcons could score the tying run.
Katelyn Hamlin and Kyralee Comeaux had four hits apiece in the victory, and Emily Luzetsky bashed out three hits.
In the tournament's opening round, the Mustangs had an easier time, defeating Chesapeake-Anne Arundel, 5-2.
Caroline Weimer was 3-for-3 with a triple, three RBIs and two runs.
CMW pitcher Morghan Fulton allowed five hits, struck out five and walked three in a complete-game effort.
North Harford doubles up at tourney
Playing at the Anne Arundel Invitational on Saturday, the North Harford took a pair of victories, beating both the Centennial and Atholton squads.
The Hawks opened the tournament with a 6-2 victory over Centennial, then whitewashed Atholton, 5-0, in the second contest.
Of the tournament's competing teams, North Harford, CMW, Broadneck and Northeast Anne Arundel were the only to emerge with two wins.
The Patterson Mill girls split a pair of games at the Franklin Invitational on Saturday, losing the opening-round contest with Williamsport, 12-7, but returning to beat Towson, 14-4, in the consolation round.
Hailey Horton Led the Huskies in their second-round win, going 4-for-4 with five RBIs and two runs. Megan Oleszewski was 2-for-2 with a double and three RBIs.
The opening-round loss saw Patterson Mill's Becca Borowski go 2-for-3 with one RBI and two runs, while Horton posted two RBIs.
North Harford bashes Fallston
The North Harford Hawks won on the road in a non-division UCBAC softball contest Thursday, handing the Fallston girls a 17-1 loss.
The game was called off after five innings by the 10-run rule.
North Harford pitcher Alexis Lyttle tossed three innings, striking out six without issuing a walk and holding the hosts to a pair of hits to earn the win.
Hunter Horbaugh finished the game for the Hawks with a two-inning relief stint, striking out four, walking two and allowing one run on three hits along the way.
At the plate, Horbaugh was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs. Krista Hiser went 2-for-4 with two RBIs in the victory.
CMW loses in extras
The C. Milton Wright Mustangs lost a non-UCBAC home contest on Monday, falling, 3-2, in eight innings to Broadneck.
The two teams carried a 1-1 tie into the eighth, when Broadneck plated two runs. CMW scored one run in the bottom of the eighth, but could not find the game-tying tally.
Trailing, 1-0, after Broadneck scored in the top of the third, the Mustangs knotted the contest at one run apiece in the home half of the inning when Kyralee Comeaux, who reached base with a double, was knocked home via a single from Cat Kim.
Following Broadneck's two-run rally in the top of the eighth, the Mustangs got their final run of the afternoon when Kim launched another RBI base hit.
Tech trounces Harford Christian
The Harford Tech Cobras (3-6 overall, 1-5 Chesapeake) took a 14-0 home-field win over Harford Christian Thursday.
The game was called off after the fifth inning by the 10-run mercy rule.
Sarah North led the Cobras at the plate, going 3-for-3 with two runs and three RBIs. Emily Wikane was 3-for-3 with one run and two RBIs and Marley Winnicki was 2-for-4 with three runs and three RBIs. Ashley Leavens was 2-for-4 with a triple and one RBI, Lindsay Bowler finished 2-for-2 with two runs and one RBI and Ally Venuto had two hits and two runs.
Kim Cook started the game for Harford Tech and pitched one inning. Emily Bowler pitched the balance of the game in relief, striking out six over four innings.
This story has been updated to reflect a correction about where C. Milton Wright finished in the Anne Arundel Invitational Tournament.