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.
In the opening contest, Emily Lewis was 3-for-4 with four RBIs, while Olivia Dubois was 1-for-3 with a three-RBI triple. Thompson bashed a two-run homer and Kateri Peters added a two-RBI double. Lindsey Fenner and Riley Arnold both went 1-for-3 with a double.
The second game saw Taylor Smith lead the Warriors' lineup, going 3-for-3 with two home runs and five RBIs. Lewis had two RBIs, while Dubois belted a two-RBI double. Peters finished the game 2-for-2.
North Harford and Bel Air split
Double-headers do not come much better than the one played at Bel Air Friday as the Bobcats and North Harford Hawks battled each other to a split with each team winning by one.
Bel Air took the first game, 7-6, in eight innings, while North Harford rebounded in the second to beat the Bobcats, 8-7.
Bel Air left the double-header at 10-5 overall and 6-5 in Chesapeake (upper) Division games. North Harford moved to 13-4 overall and 6-4 against upper-division teams.
In the first game, Bel Air went up, 3-0, in the third, but North Harford, after scoring once in the fourth, rallied for five runs in the sixth to take a 6-3 advantage. Bel Air tied the game in the sixth, then came through with the winning run in the first extra inning.
Bel Air's Taylor Scott had two singles and three RBIs, while teammate Sara Fleishmann was 2-for-4 with one run. Kelsea Hilditch belted a two-RBI triple, and Bethanie Cook scored twice for Bel Air. Taylor Hensley had a single and scored once.
North Harford's Krista Hiser had a single and an RBI double, while teammate Kaitlin Horsey ripped an RBI triple and scored once. Julianne Caughron belted a three-RBI triple for the Hawks, and Alexis Lyttle scored two runs. Kelly Harkins had a single and scored once in the loss. .
North Harford came up with a six-run outburst in the second, while Bel Air followed with two runs in the third. Both teams scored twice in the fourth, leaving North Harford with an 8-4 advantage. Bel Air had three tallies in the sixth, but could not come up with the tying run.
Harkins led the Hawks' offense, knocking in three runs and score once. Caughron had a double and scored twice, while Allison Meil went 2-for-5 with one run. Kristin Stiles and Ada Heinze both had one RBI and scored once. Lyttle and Krista Hiser each scored one run.
Fleishmann was 3-for-4 with a double and two runs, and Scott was 3-for-4 with one run. Rachel Lozzi scored once in the loss, and Bethanie Cook was 2-for-4 with one run. Rayn Gibson finished the game 2-for-4 with two singles.
CMW over Tech
The C. Milton Wright Mustangs wrapped out their Chesapeake Division schedule on Friday with a 14-8 victory over host Harford Tech.
CMW improved to 12-6 overall and 8-4 against Chesapeake teams. Harford Tech fell to 5-10 on the season and 1-10 in the upper division.
Emily Luzetsky was 3-for-5 with two runs in the victory and Kaitlyn Hamlin was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and three runs.
Harford Tech's Ally Venuto went 3-for-4, while Kim Cook had a solo home run. Trinitee Grant had two RBIs and Sarah North was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs.
Pmill shut down
Playing at home Friday in a Susquehanna (lower) Division matchup, the Patterson Mill Huskies were blanked, 10-0, by the Bo Manor Eagles.
The loss knocked the Huskies down to 8-7 overall and 7-4 in lower-division play.