Heading into spring break, Mt. Hebron finds itself tied for first place with Howard at one loss in county play apiece.

“Today was a very big game … they (River Hill) are very good, ranked No. 4 in the Baltimore Sun, and when you play a good team you want to play up to that level,” Struhar said. “I thought we did today. We came up and did some good things.”

Mt. Hebron 6, River Hill 5

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RH      011 120 0        5-9-2

MH     004 110 x        6-9-1

Other scores:

Long Reach 6, Reservoir 5

Isa Carunungan pitched seven solid innings and then delivered the game-winning triple in the bottom of the seventh inning that scored three runs to help the Lightning pull out the victory.

In the decisive seventh inning, Kelsey Widmaier led off with a base hit, followed by Sam Samples reaching on an error. Kayla Widmaier moved the runners over with a grounder to the right side and then Emily Forbus loaded them up with a walk. Carunungan, who finished with four strikeouts and just one walk on the pitching rubber, then delivered the big hit to clear the bases.

Alina Milauskas had her own big day at the plated with a double, home run and two runs scored for Long Reach. Christina Doshim also had a base hit and a run scored.

Caroline Winand (3-4, triple), Monica Lamm (triple) were the offensive leaders for Reservoir, while Emily Wang pitched and struck out nine batters.

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Re        021 002 0        5

LR       200 100 3        6

Howard 5, Atholton 4

The Lions outlasted the Raiders, scoring in the bottom of the seventh to earn a one-run victory courtesy of a game-winning hit by Berit Batterton (2-4, 2 RBI) that scored Steph Yarrish.

Courtney Merson got the win on the mound, striking out four. At the plate, Howard was led by Batterton, Shannon Wiley (4-4), Yarrish (2-3, 3 runs scored) and Kaylie Paugh (1-3, home run).

For Atholton, Maya Schwartz had multiple hits and a pair of RBI in the losing effort.

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