The Fallston Cougars have been on a roll lately, winning 13 straight regular-season matchups, and they did not stop rolling on Friday night during non-division matchup with Bel Air, beating the host-team Bobcats, 7-6.
Fallston's Alex Zorbach was 3-for-4 with two doubles and one RBI, while teammate Maggie Deckleman popped the two-RBI single in the seventh inning that put Fallston ahead for good. Jenna Weissner had one RBI and a pair of runs in the victory.
Bel Air's Rayn Gibson belted a two-RBI triple and teammate Maydson Delaney had two RBIs and scored once. Taylor Scott went 2-for-3 with a triple and one RBI, while Jen Schofield had a triple and scored twice. Kelsea Hilditch knocked in one run for Bel Air.
The victory pushed Fallston (10-0 Susquehanna) to 13-1 overall, while Bel Air (5-4 Chesapeake) dropped to 7-7 on the year.
Havre de Grace loses by one
When Perryville and Havre de Grace last met for a softball matchup on April 4, it was Perryville that walked away with a 2-1 victory, and in their most recent pairing on Friday afternoon, the Havre de Grace girls again lost by one run, with the host-team Panthers winning, 8-7, in extra innings.
The Warriors, trailing 5-1 after two innings, cut their deficit to 5-4 with three runs in the third. Perryville went ahead, 6-4, with one tally in the home half of the inning. Havre de Grace took its first lead by plating three runs in the top of the sixth. Now down, 7-5, the Panthers had one run in the sixth, tied the game up 7-7 in the seventh, then capped the 8-7 win with a walk-off run in the eighth.
Havre de Grace pitcher Megan Thompson went the full eight innings, striking out four, walking three and allowing seven earned runs on 12 hits.
The Warriors' Hailey Bethke was 1-for-5 with an RBI triple, and Thompson helped her own cause by going 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs. Kateri Peters was 2-for-4 with a double and a three-run homer in the loss.
The non-division loss dropped Havre de Grace (10-2 Susquehanna) to 12-3 overall.
Cobras blank Tome School
Playing their second matchup with a private school squad in as many days on Friday, the Harford Tech Cobras (7-5 overall, 3-5 Chesapeake) topped the visiting Tome side, 8-0.
Harford Tech's Ally Venuto went 2-for-3 with a sacrifice bunt, while Sarah North was 2-for-4 with a double in the victory. The Cobras' Lindsay Bowler was 1-for-2 with two walks.
Cobra starter Alyssa Hockaday held the visiting bats to one hit through five innings, and Kimmie Cook closed the door with two innings of shutout relief. Hockaday struck out nine hitters, while Cook recorded five strikeouts.
Aberdeen over Elkton
The Aberdeen Eagles (6-7 overall, 6-4 Susquehanna) defeated visiting Elkton, 13-3, on Friday.
The game was halted after six innings due to the 10-rum mercy rule.
Sarah Tyc led the Eagles at the plate, going 3-for-3 with two homers, four RBIs and three runs scored. Ginger Williams was 2-for-3 with one run and one RBI in the victory, while fellow Eagle Victoria Phelps went 3-for-4 with a double and one run. Kaysha Davis blasted a solo home run, and teammate Ginger Williams was 2-for-3 with one RBI and one run.
Aberdeen pitcher Emily Nance went the full six innings, striking out seven, issuing zero walks and allowing two earned runs on three hits.
Huskies rally to win
In a non-division matchup at Patterson Mill on Friday, the host-team Huskies rallied from two runs down in the bottom of the seventh to knock off the North Harford Hawks, 7-6.
Patterson Mill (7-7 overall, 6-5 Susquehanna) was led at the plate by Isabel Emanuel, who went 3-for-4 with two RBIs, and stroked the game-winning hit in the bottom of the seventh. Sam Denson was 2-for-4 with three RBIs and one run, while teammate Meredith Price was 3-for-3 with two runs. Danielle Dahl went 2-for-4 with one RBI in the victory, while Becca Borowski was 1-for-3 with one run.
Huskies' hurler Hailey Horton went the distance, striking out five, walking three and allowing four earned runs on nine hits. At the plate, Horton was 2-for-4 with two runs and one RBI.
With the loss, North Harford (2-6 Chesapeake) fell to 6-8 overall.
Harford Tech over Harford Christian
The Harford Tech Cobras, playing on the road in a non-UCBAC softball contest Thursday afternoon, slugged their way to a 13-4 victory over the Harford Christian Eagles.
The win put Harford Tech (3-5 Chesapeake Division) at 6-5 in regular-season matchups.
Harford Tech's Liz Stevens was 2-for-3 with a home run, while Daria Bell went 2-for-3 with a triple. Karizma Hockaday was 3-for-3 with a sacrifice bunt and a walk in the victory and Sarah North went 3-for-5.
Harford Christian's hot bat belonged to Kelsey Williams, who went 3-for-3 with a home run.
Cobra pitchers Alyssa Hockaday and Kimmie Cook combined to strike out 14 Eagle batters. Hockaday, who started the game, earned the win.