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North Harford smashes Havre de Grace, 19-0, in Friday baseball

One day removed from a 10-run victory over Harford Tech in their season opener, the North Harford Hawks won another rout on Friday afternoon, smashing the visiting Havre de Grace baseball squad, 19-0.

North Harford was handed the victory after the top of the fifth inning because of the 10-run mercy rule.

The Hawks posted nine runs in the first inning, five in the second, four in the third, then capped scoring for the day with one tally in the fourth.

Having a nice day at the plate was North Harford's Sean Bowling, who went 3-for-3 with two doubles, a triple and two runs scored.

Kicking off their 2013 baseball campaign at home on Thursday, the Hawks blasted the visiting Harford Tech Cobras, 13-3.

The game was halted in the bottom of the sixth inning by the 10-run mercy rule.

North Harford's Richie Green had two singles, two runs and one RBI, while teammate Brian Shaffer ripped a double, scored three runs and drove in one RBI. Nic Hammer laced a double and posted two RBIs in the victory, while fellow Hawk Brandon Plummer roped a triple and a base hit, scored three runs, and had three RBIs.

Shaffer started the game for the Hawks and went four innings. Austin Reitz closed out the game for North Harford with a two-inning relief spell. The two hurlers combined to hold Harford Tech to six hits.

Patterson Mill wins pair

The Patterson Mill Huskies earned another large-margin victory on Friday by knocking off visiting Aberdeen, 22-5.

The contest was called in favor of Patterson Mill after the top of the fifth under the 10-run mercy rule.

After opening with five runs over the first two innings, the Huskies exploded for 16 tallies in the third, then closed out with one run in the fourth.

James Andrew led the Patterson Mill charge, going 2-for-2 with three RBIs, while J.T. Tipton was 2-for-2 with two RBIs in the victory. The Huskies' Billy Benson went 1-for-1 with three runs and two RBIs.

Over three innings on the mound, Andrew struck out one and held Aberdeen to one earned run on three hits.

Patterson Mill opened its regular season on Thursday with a 17-2 drubbing of visiting Edgewood.

The game was stopped after the top of the fifth because of the 10-run mercy rule.

The host Huskies, down 2-0 after Edgewood scored twice in the top of the first, tied things up in the bottom of the second, then opened the game up with a 12-run rally in the third. Patterson Mill's remaining three runs came in the fourth inning.

Leading the Huskies' offensive effort was Blaine Sheesley, who went 2-for-3 with three runs and two RBI. Tipton was 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs in the victory, while Andrew was 1-for-3 with a pair or RBIs. Mark Mossa was 1-for-3 with three RBIs.

Sheesley started the game and went three innings, striking out four, walking four and allowing two earned runs on two hits along the way. Billy Benson closed out the game for Patterson Mill with two innings of one-hit relief.

Fallston knocked off

The Fallston Cougars were held to one hit and no runs on Friday in a 14-0 loss to the visiting Broadneck squad.

Fallston's Ryan Fisher stroked a double in the loss.

Bel Air topped

The Bel Air Bobcats were knocked off, 11-1, at home on Thursday by the visiting Dulaney Lions.

Bel Air's lone extra-base hit came from J.D. Bruck, who ripped a double in the loss.

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