Bouncing back from their second loss of the baseball season on Friday, the North Harford Hawks earned a home-field victory Monday afternoon, topping Perryville, 4-2.
The victory improved North Harford's regular-season record to 16-2. The Hawks (11-1 Chesapeake or upper) will play Susquehanna (lower) Division champ Rising Sun at Harford Community College Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the UCBAC title game.
Monday's victory saw the Hawks, down 1-0 after Perryville scored in the top of the first, tie things with one run in the second, go ahead, 2-1, with another in the fourth, then close out with a two-run rally in the fifth. Perryville posted the game's final run in the sixth.
Hawk starter Christian Larrimore picked up the win, going 5-1/3 innings, while teammate Jon Hammer earned the save with 1-2/3 innings of relief work.
North Harford's Kevin Mooney was 3-for-3 with two doubles and two RBIs, while fellow Hawk Brandon Wooten was 2-for-3 with one double and two RBIs. Cody Brittain ripped a double in the victory.
Tech over Edgewood
Playing on the road Monday, the Harford Tech boys closed out their Susquehanna (lower) Division schedule with a 9-5 win over host Edgewood (7-10 overall, 5-8 Susquehanna).
With the win, Harford Tech moved to 15-2 overall, and 13-1 in Susquehanna Division play going into to Wednesday's championship tilt with North Harford.
Ryan Horseman led the Cobras lineup, going 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs. Tyler Mister was 2-for-4 in the win, while teammate Nick Waite went 1-for-3 with a double and one RBI. Harford Tech's Travis Hash was 1-for-3 with one RBI, while Zach Robinette had a double and one RBI.
Robinette earned the pitching win, going 4-2/3 innings. Noah Davis took over mound duties in the fifth and held Edgewood hitless for the balance of the game, striking out three in 2-1/3 innings of work.
The Fallston Cougars (3-15 overall, 2-10 Chesapeake) closed out their upper division schedule with a 19-2, home-field loss to North East on Monday. Brett Kowalewski scored one run in the loss.
Cobras bust Bobcats
In a non-division game at Bel Air on Friday, Susquehanna (lower) Division Harford Tech beat the Bobcats, 9-7. The loss dropped Bel Air (6-6 Chesapeake) to 9-9.
The Cobras scored five times in the top of the first, while Bel Air posted one run in the bottom of the inning. The Bobcats cut Harford Tech's lead to 5-3 with a two-run rally in the fifth, then posted one more in the sixth, making the score, 5-4. Harford Tech came out swinging in the seventh, plating four runs to go up, 9-4. The Bobcats scored three runs in their final at bat, but could not get any closer.
Harford Tech starter Tyler Mister went six innings to earn the win, allowing nine hits along the way. Noah Davis took over in the seventh and tossed a shutout inning to get the save.
The Cobras' Andrew Bugda was 3-for-4 with four RBIs, while Jeremy Brown went 3-for-5 with a double in the victory. Jacob Bright was 2-for-4, while fellow Cobra Nick Waite went 1-for-4 with a two-RBI triple. Devin Chapman was 2-for-3 with one RBI, and teammate Zach Robinette went 2-for-3.
Playing at home Friday afternoon, North Harford was beaten for just the second time this season, losing to Archbishop Curley, 5-4.
Hawks starter Ryan Stinar worked through six innings, striking out six. At the plate, Stinar walloped a game-tying solo home run in the fourth, and stroked a double. North Harford's Jon Hammer went 2-for-3 in the loss.
Huskies tame Warriors
Patterson Mill (13-4 overall, 8-4 Chesapeake) earned a home-field win Friday by knocking off Havre de Grace, 14-4. The game ended after five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.
Havre de Grace led, 4-0, after its first two at bats, but the Huskies scored once in the bottom of the second, added two more in the third, and took the lead for good with a five-run rally in the fourth. Patterson Mill scored six more in the fifth inning.
Alex Abild led the Huskies, going 3-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs. Zach Scheuerman was 1-for-1 with two walks, one double and one RBI, while teammate Chad Hall went 2-for-3 with one RBI. The Huskies' Max Thompson drove home a pair of runs on sacrifice flies.
Havre de Grace's Zach Patterson was 1-for-1 with a pair of runs scored, while fellow Warrior Logan Poore was 2-for-3 with one RBI. Dominick Bolen, Keith Sifford and Dan Jamison all had one RBI for Havre de Grace, while Bobby Smith scored once in the loss.
Rams win by one
Edgewood took a one-run victory Friday, beating visiting Baltimore Lutheran, 6-5.
The guests took a 5-4 lead in the top of the sixth, but Edgewood tied the game at 5-5 in the bottom half of the inning, then scored the game-winning run in the seventh. Edgewood's top offensive contributor was Omighty Verdejo, who ripped a triple and a double.
Fallston pounds Aberdeen
The Fallston Cougars won in five innings at home Friday, dispatching Aberdeen (4-13 overall, 3-10 Susquehanna), 12-1. The game was halted after five innings because of the 10-run mercy rule.
Leading the Fallston lineup was Kyle Tyree, who roped two hits, scored once and had three RBIs. Wyatt Alexander had two hits, one RBI and a team-high three runs in the victory. Aberdeen's Trae Fenner was 1-for-1 with a double and one run.