With wins Monday, the Bel Air, C. Milton Wright and Havre de Grace softball teams are moving on to the semifinal round of regional play.
The Bel Air girls advanced to the 3A North softball semifinal round with a Monday road victory, as the 13th-seeded Bobcats topped 12th-seeded Towson, 10-0, in the quarterfinals.
The Bobcats will move on to play top-seeded host Eastern Technical Wednesday at 4 p.m.
Monday's game was halted after six innings by the 10-run mercy rule.
Bel Air hurler Rayn Gibson tossed a no-hitter, striking out 14 and issuing one walk over six innings of work.
Bel Air's Bethanie Cook was 2-for-4 with a double, two runs and one RBI, while Gibson ripped two triples and had three RBIs. Jen Schofield blasted a pair of triples and drove in three runs, while Taylor Hensley posted two RBIs. Bailey Gasior had a triple and scored once and Kelsea Hilditch scored one run for Bel Air.
C. Milton Wright moving on
The third-seeded C. Milton Wright Mustangs won their 3A North showdown with visiting sixth seed Aberdeen Monday, handing the Eagles a 12-5 loss.
The Mustangs will host seventh-seeded Patapsco at 4 p.m. Wednesday In the 3A North semifinal round.
CMW's Catherine Kim was 2-for-5 with a double, a triple, three RBIs and one run to lead the Mustangs at the plate. Kyralee Comeaux was 3-for-4 with a double, three runs and one RBI and Lindsay Ibberson was 3-for-4 with two runs and one RBI. Danielle DeAgostino blasted a double.
Mustang pitcher Morghan Fulton tossed a complete game to earn the win.
Aberdeen's Sarah Tyc went 2-for-3 with two runs, while Abby Harrison was 2-for-3 with a two-run homer.
HdG blasts Pikesville
Playing at home Monday in the second round of the 1A North regional tournament, the Havre de Grace Warriors stormed to a 22-0 win over seventh-seed Pikesville.
The Warriors' victory sets up a regional semifinal game with third-seeded Perryville at Havre de Grace Wednesday at 4 p.m.
Havre de Grace's hot bat belonged to Taylor Smith, who was 4-for-4 with a double, a home run and a team-best five RBIs. Amanda Lewis went 1-for-3 with a double and four RBIs, while Lindsey Fenner was 3-for-4 with a double and three RBIs. Hailey Bethke was 1-for-4 with a double and three RBIs and Riley Arnold went 2-for-3 with a triple. Olivia Dubois was 2-for-2 with a double.
Havre de Grace starter Megan Thompson went three innings to get the win, striking out six, walking two and allowing three hits. Ashley Algard closed out the game for the Warriors, holding Pikesville hitless and recording one strikeout over two innings.
Harford Tech knocked out
The third-seeded Harford Tech Cobras were knocked out of the 2A East District VII semifinals Monday, losing 10-1 to second-seeded host Rising Sun.
Harford Tech's Karizma Hockaday was 1-for-3 with a triple, and Kaitlyn Vane was 2-for-3 with a double.
CMW knocks off Woodlawn
Just 24 hours removed from battling to a win over Havre de Grace in the UCBAC championship game, the third-seeded C. Milton Wright Mustangs made short work of visiting 14th seed Woodlawn on Thursday in the first round of the 3A North tournament, handing the guests a 14-0, five-inning loss.
The game was called off after the fifth inning by the 10-run mercy rule.
CMW starter Kyralee Comeaux allowed one hit in a complete-game shutout, and retired 10 of the 15 batters she faced via strikeout. At the plate, Comeaux was 1-for-2 with a triple, one RBI, two runs and one steal.
Caroline Weimer went 2-for-3 with two doubles, two RBIs, one run and a pair of stolen bases. Catherine Kim, Danielle DeAgostino, Lauren Hufham, Holli Rutkowski and Gabby Raab all had one double in the victory.
The Mustangs move on to host sixth-seeded Aberdeen on Monday afternoon.
Aberdeen goes wild on bases
The sixth-seeded Aberdeen Eagles won their all-Harford 3A North matchup on Thursday with the help of a few steals, swiping 20 bases in a 16-6 win over visiting 11th seed North Harford.
The game was called off after five innings because of the 10-run rule.
Aberdeen's Sarah Tyc led her team at the plate and on the base paths, going 3-for-3 with a triple, four RBIs and a team-best seven steals. Kaysha Davis went 4-for-4 with two doubles, four RBIs and four steals in the victory, while teammate Victoria Phelps was 2-for-3 with three runs and three steals. Julia Sanders was 2-for-4 with one RBI, and fellow Eagle Hannah Demarest was 1-for-3 with two runs, one RBI and two steals. The Eagles' Morgan Sulzbach was 2-for-3 with three runs, one RBI and three steals, while Abigail Harrison helped the winning cause by going 3-for-4 with a triple, three runs, three RBIs and one stolen base.
Bel Air blanks Hereford
The locally-packed 3A North tournament had another Harford County squad make it out of the opening round Thursday as 13th-seeded Bel Air blanked fourth-seeded host Hereford, 4-0.
With the win, Bel Air moves on to play at 12th-seeded Towson Monday.
Bobcat hurler Rayn Gibson tossed a gem, striking out 14 Hereford hitters in a complete-game, four-hit shutout.
Bel Air's Bailey Gasior had a base hit, scored one run and drove in another with a sacrifice fly. Emily Strawbridge scored once and ripped a single in the victory, and teammate Kelsea Hilditch was 2-for-3.
Harford Tech advances
Second-seeded Harford Tech easily won its 2A East District VII opening-round contest, 14-4, over Elkton.
Leading Harford Tech at the plate was Alyssa Hockaday, who was 3-for-4 with a home run and a double. Kaitlyn Vane was 2-for-4 with two doubles, while Lindsay Bowler went 2-for-4 with one double in the victory. Ashley Leavens went 2-for-2 with a double, and Harford Tech's Karizma Hockaday was 2-for-4 at the plate. The Cobras' Liz Stevens was 2-for-4 with a sacrifice bunt.
The Cobras advance to play Monday at second-seeded Rising Sun.
Patterson Mill wins
The Patterson Mill girls got past the first round of the 2A East District VII bracket Thursday, as the fifth-seeded Huskies dispatched fourth-seeded host Edgewood, 21-0.
The game was halted after five innings because of the 10-run mercy rule.
The Huskies will play at top-seeded Fallston Monday in the district semifinals.
Fallston tops North East
The 2A East District VII top seed Fallston scored nearly 30 runs Thursday, with the Cougars knocking off visiting eighth seed North East, 28-11.
The Cougars advance to host fifth-seeded Patterson Mill squad Monday.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun