Two days removed from clinching the Chesapeake (upper) Division softball crown by sweeping Rising Sun in a Friday doubleheader, the Havre de Grace Warriors fell, 7-0, to visiting North Harford in a Monday matchup.
North Harford improved to 12-4 overall and 7-4 against Chesapeake opponents. Havre de Grace, which will square off with Susquehanna (lower) Division champ Bo Manor at Rising Sun on Wednesday in the UCBAC title game, fell to 12-3 on the season and 9-3 in upper-division games.
Julianne Caughron led North Harford at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a home run. Kaitlin Horsey was 3-for-4 with two runs and Krista Hiser went 3-for-4.
North Harford pitcher Alexis Lyttle went the distance to earn a shutout, striking out 11 and holding the Warriors to three hits over seven innings.
Havre de Grace's Taylor Smith went 1-for-4 with a double, while Lindsey Fenner was 1-for-3. Riley Arnold finished 1-for-2.
Bel Air over Tech
Bel Air (11-5 overall, 7-5 Chesapeake) blanked visiting Harford Tech (5-11 overall, 1-11 Chesapeake) in a Monday upper-division contest, 8-0.
Bel Air hurler Rayn Gibson struck out eight in a complete-game shutout.
Bel Air's Sara Fleishmann was 2-for-4 with two runs, while Bailey Gasior and Kelsea Hilditch each scored twice. Gibson racked up three RBIs at the plate, and Emily Strawbridge helped out with one run. Bethanie Cook had a two-RBI single and Taylor Hensley had a one-RBI single.
Harford Tech's Sarah North was 2-for-3, while Kaitlyn Vane was 1-for-2.
Patterson Mill defeats Edgewood
In an eight-inning contest at Edgewood on Monday, the Patterson Mill Huskies walked away with a 10-5 victory over the host Rams.
Patterson Mill (8-6 overall) improved to 8-4 against Susquehanna Division teams, while Edgewood (2-12 overall) fell to 2-11 in the lower division standings.
Hailey Horton paced the Huskies' offense, going 3-for-4 with a double, four RBIs and one run. Sam Denson was 3-for-5 with two RBIs, Becca Borowski was 2-for-4 with one RBI and two runs, Lauren Rossi was 1-for-4 with one RBI and two runs, Megan Oleszewski had one RBI and one run and Logan Day, Olivia Chapman and Carly Castillo each had one run for the Huskies.
Horton went the full eight innings, striking out 12, walking eight and allowing three earned runs on four hits.
Havre de Grace clinches Chesapeake
The Havre de Grace Warriors went on the road Friday night and rolled to the Chesapeake Division softball crown, beating Rising Sun in both ends of a doubleheader.
The Warriors took the first game of the twin-bill, 14-4, then thumped the Tigers, 16-6, in the concluding game.
Both contests were halted after five innings by the 10-run mercy rule.
Havre de Grace's Megan Thompson started both games for the Warriors and completed both, striking out 11 and allowing seven earned runs on nine hits over 10 innings.