After clinching the Susquehanna (lower) Division title Friday with a pummeling of Joppatowne, Havre de Grace kept right on rolling Monday, defeating host Aberdeen, 6-1, in a Route 40 baseball matchup.
Havre de Grace (16-2 overall, 13-1 Susquehanna) will play in the UCBAC championship game at Harford Community College Wednesday at 5 p.m., when the Warriors will square off with the winner of Tuesday's Chesapeake (upper) Division contest between North Harford and Rising Sun.
Aberdeen (6-11 overall, 5-8 Susquehanna) scored in the bottom of the first in Monday's contest and held on to its lead until the top of the seventh, when Havre de Grace scored all six runs in their final turn at the plate.
Havre de Grace's Tommy Murtaugh was 1-for-3 with a two-RBI double and one run scored, Cameron Standiford was 2-for-4 with one RBI, Kyle Greskoff had one RBI and Dominick Bolen, Chris Thompson, Stefan Mermagen, Luis Nieves-Gonzalez and Mike Flosser all had one run.
Greskoff tossed a complete game for Havre de Grace, striking out 11, walking two and scattering six hits over seven innings.
Bel Air wins pitching duel
In a Chesapeake Division contest at Bel Air Monday, the host Bobcats edged the Harford Tech Cobras, 1-0.
Bel Air (10-5 overall) finished its upper-division schedule with a 7-5 mark, while Harford Tech (7-8 overall) fell to 5-7 against Chesapeake opponents.
Bel Air hurler Zach Radcliffe came away with the win, having gone 5-2/3 innings in which he held Harford Tech to four hits, struck out four and walked two.
Harford Tech starter Travis Hash went six innings, allowing one run on five hits, walking three and recording three strikeouts in the loss.
Bel Air's Mike Feinour was 2-for-2, while J.D. Bruck and Dylan Franz were both 1-for-2 in the victory. The Bobcats' Teagon Lamon went 1-for-2.
Harford Tech's Tyler Mister was 2-for-2 with a stolen base, Jaye Newby went 2-for-3 and Justin Smith finished 1-for-3.
Patterson Mill blanked
The Patterson Mill Huskies (7-11 overall, 3-9 Chesapeake) lost, 9-0, at home to Rising Sun on Monday.
The Huskies' Matt Larson was 1-for-3 with a double and Matt Sprouse was 2-for-3.
Needing just one victory to win the Susquehanna Division baseball championship, the Warriors exploded for nearly 30 runs in Joppatowne Friday, beating the Mariners, 27-6, to earn the title.
Friday's game in Joppatowne was halted after five innings by the 10-run mercy rule.
Havre de Grace scored 19 times in the top of the first, added two more in the fourth, then closed out with a six-run rally in the fifth. Joppatowne had one run in the third, four in the fourth and one more in the fifth.
Havre de Grace's Luis Nieves-Gonzalez led his team's offense, going 5-for-6 with a home run, six RBIs and four runs scored. Mike Flosser went 3-for-4 with a double and four runs, while Kyle Greskoff was 2-for-6 with a double, three RBIs and two runs. Alex Holian was 1-for-3 with two RBIs and three runs, while Dominick Bolen scored three runs.
Gonzalez also picked up the pitching win, going three innings in which he struck out seven and allowed one earned run on one hit.
North Harford over Bel Air
The visiting North Harford Hawks earned their second straight Chesapeake (upper) Division victory Friday afternoon as they held on to defeat Bel Air, 7-4.
The win put North Harford at 16-2 overall and 10-1 in Chesapeake Division play. Bel Air fell to 7-6 overall and 6-5 against upper-division opponents.
After surrendering three runs in the bottom of the first, North Harford starter Brian Shaffer settled down to hold the Bobcats to one more run over the next fine innings. Reliever Brandon Plummer came on in the seventh and tossed a scoreless inning to close out the game.
North Harford scored once in the top of the first, then tied the game at 3 with two in the third. Two more runs came in the following inning, giving the Hawks a 5-3 advantage. Bel Air scored once in the bottom of the fifth to cut its deficit to one, but the Hawks added a pair of insurance runs in the top of the sixth.
Luke Johnson had a single and a double for the Hawks, while Josh Garcia and Scott Angstadt had two base hits apiece.
Bel Air's J.D Bruck, Brandon Clifford and Mike Feinour each belted a double.
CMW drops Tech
C. Milton Wright closed its Chesapeake Division schedule Friday with an 8-2 road victory over Harford Tech.
CMW's Colin Miller was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, while Dakota Stern went 1-for-2 with one RBI and two runs. Tristen Rickard was 1-for-3 with two runs and one RBI, while Chase DeMars and Tom Chiascione both had one RBI for the Mustangs. Jeremy Stewart was 2-for-4 with two runs, and Brett Schatz scored once in the win.
Harford Tech's Tyler Mister had one RBI, while Jaye Newby, Cody Bugda and Brandon Mitchell each scored once.
Aberdeen whitewashes Elkton
Aberdeen took a Susquehanna (lower) Division win on the road Friday, as the Eagles defeated Elkton, 6-0.
The victory put Aberdeen at 5-9 overall and 5-7 in the lower-division standings.
Billy Morris tossed a complete-game shutout for the Eagles, striking out four, walking one and holding Elkton to three hits over seven innings.
Tyler Green was 1-for-4 with two RBIs, Sam Smith went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and Owen Smith went 1-for-4 with an RBI triple in the victory.
Fallston over Edgewood
On Senior Day at Fallston, the Cougars rolled to a 9-6 victory over the Edgewood Rams in a Susquehanna Division matchup.
Fallston improved to 11-6 overall and 9-3 in Susquehanna play, while Edgewood fell to 3-13 overall and 2-11 against lower-division teams.
Adam Kidwell and Aidan O'Donnell had two hits and two runs apiece for Fallston, while James Doody knocked in two RBIs on a pair of base hits.
Patterson Mill defeats Kent Island
The Patterson Mill Huskies (7-9 overall, 3-7 Chesapeake) took a 7-1 home-field win over Kent Island Friday.
Kyle Hilker started the game for the hosts and went six innings, striking out eight, walking two and holding the visitors to one earned run on three hits. Robert Besante closed out the game with a hitless seventh innings.
Patterson Mill's Austin Abild went 2-for-2 with two runs, while Matt Larson, Kyle Goudy, Collin Hobbs and Alex Peters all had one RBI.
North Harford over Patterson Mill
The North Harford Hawks held off a seventh-inning surge by Patterson Mill Thursday to earn an 8-5 Chesapeake (upper) Division baseball victory.
Thursday's matchup was played at the Ripken Baseball Complex in Aberdeen.
Patterson Mill fell to 6-10 overall and 3-8 against upper-division opponents.
North Harford plated two runs in the top of the first, then added four more in their next turn at the plate. A two-run rally in the sixth gave the Hawks an 8-0 advantage.
Patterson Mill was able to get its offense moving in the bottom of the seventh, scoring five runs before the Hawks could record the final out of the game.
North Harford hurler Nic Hammer tossed a complete game, striking out five, walking four and allowing four earned runs on seven hits.
The Hawks' Austin Bartenfelder went 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs, while Josh Garcia went 2-for-4 with three RBIs. Hammer, Richie Greene, Luke Johnson and Scott Angstadt all collected two hits in the victory.
Patterson Mill's Matt Sprouse was 1-for-4 with two RBIs, Austin Abild was 1-for-4 with an RBI double, James Andrew went 2-for-4 with a triple and Kyle Goudy was 1-for-3 with a double and one run.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun