The Bel Air Bobcats held on to take an important Chesapeake (upper) Division softball win over visiting Havre de Grace Wednesday, limiting the hard-hitting Warriors to a single run in a 2-1 victory.
Bel Air's Rayn Gibson and Havre de Grace's Megan Thompson each tossed a complete game.
Gibson surrendered one run in the top of the first, then shut down the Warriors for the remaining six innings. The Bobcats were able to hang the tying run on Thompson in the fifth, then scored the game-winner in the sixth.
Bel Air's Taylor Hensley belted a triple, the game's only extra-base hit, while Sarah Fleishmann had a single.
In addition to her stellar performance on the mound, Thompson also poked a base hit.
North Harford manhandles Mercy
The North Harford Hawks (9-2 overall, 4-2 Chesapeake) took a 14-2 road non-conference road victory over Mercy Wednesday.
Alexis Lyttle tossed a complete game for the Hawks, striking out nine, walking two and allowing one earned run on seven hits.
Ada Henize led the North Harford offense, posting three hits, including a double, and scoring three times. Krista Hiser was 2-for-4 with two triples and two runs in the victory.
CMW blanks Perryville
C. Milton Wright (8-5 overall, 6-3 Chesapeake) blanked visiting Perryville, 6-0, Wednesday.
Leading the way at the plate for the Mustangs was Caroline Weimer, who went 3-for-3 with two doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored. Emily Luzetsky was 3-for-4 with three runs and one stolen base in the win, while Jenny Lynch blasted a two-run homer in the fifth inning.
CMW hurler Morghan Fulton twirled a complete-game shutout, striking out five, scattering five hits and allowing two walks over seven innings.
Aberdeen over Edgewood
Playing at home in a Susquehanna (lower) Division contest Wednesday, Aberdeen pasted Edgewood, 19-7.
The win moved Aberdeen to 7-4 overall and 7-3 in lower-division games. Edgewood fell to 2-8 for the season and 2-7 against Susquehanna opponents.
Sara Tyc led the Eagles at the plate, blasting a triple, stealing two bases and driving in four runs. Morgan Sulzbach had four singles and five steals in the victory, while Grace Capacio ripped two doubles, stole three bases and posted two RBIs. Julia Sanders laid down two bunt singles and stole a pair of bases for the Eagles.
The game was halted after six innings by the 10-run mercy rule.
Patterson Mill over Elkton
Patterson Mill beat host Elkton on Wednesday, 10-5.
The Huskies improved to 6-4 overall and 6-2 in Susquehanna Division games.
North Harford rallies in seventh
After going scoreless through six innings Tuesday, the North Harford Hawks finally got things going in the seventh, scoring three times in the bottom of the seventh for a 3-2 win over visiting Hereford.
Kristin Stiles led off the Hawks' final turn at the plate with a base hit to right, then stole second base. After Krista Hiser reached on a error, both runners moved over a base on a passed ball, putting the tying run at second with nobody out. Rebecca Simon delivered a two-RBI, game-tying triple and Allyson Meil followed with a long fly ball to center. Simon tagged up and sprinted home from third for the winning run.
North Harford hurler Alexis Lyttle went the distance, striking out eight, walking two and holding Hereford to a pair of earned runs over seven innings.
North Harford, 4-2 against Chesapeake (upper) Division teams in UCBAC play, improved to 7-2 with the win.
Bel Air blanks Towson
The Bel Air Bobcats (8-3 overall, 4-3 Chesapeake) took a road victory on Tuesday, beating host Towson, 2-0.
In the circle for Bel Air was Rayn Gibson, who twirled a no-hitter. Over seven innings Gibson struck out 12, walked one and hit one batter. At the plate, Gibson had an RBI triple and a base hit.
Kelsea Hilditch had a triple in the victory and Sarah Fleishmann went 3-for-4. Taylor Hensley rapped out a double.
HdG over HCS
Playing at home Tuesday, Havre de Grace (8-1 overall, 5-1 Chesapeake) earned a 10-0 win over the Harford Christian Eagles.
The game was halted after the sixth inning by the 10-run mercy rule.
Havre de Grace's Emily Lewis was 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and three RBIs. Megan Thompson went 1-for-2 with a two-run homer and Allison Lewis was 2-for-2 with a triple and two RBIs. Riley Arnold went 2-for-3 in the win, and Hailey Emerson was 1-for-1 with an RBI double.
Thompson started for the Warriors and went three innings, striking out four, walking one and holding the visitors hitless to earn the win. Lindsey Fenner worked the remaining three innings for Havre de Grace, allowing one hit and striking out two.
The Edgewood Rams lost, 19-4, at home Tuesday to Perry Hall.
The game was halted after the fifth inning by the 10-run rule.
Edgewood's Kendal Turner went 2-for-3 with a double and a triple, while Alivia Warren was 2-for-3 with a home run.
The Rams, 2-6 in Susquehanna (lower) Division play, fell to 2-7 overall with the loss.