The North Harford Hawks won Monday's all-Harford County, post-season matchup, topping the visiting C. Milton Wright Mustangs, 6-0, in the quarterfinal round of the 3A North tournament.
The second-seeded Hawks were led by ace hurler Kevin Mooney, who struck out 10 and allowed just two hits over six innings to get the win. Cody Brittain took over on the mound in the seventh, holding the seventh-seeded Mustangs to one hit and preserving the shutout.
Mooney helped his own cause at the plate, belting a triple and driving in one run. Brittain led the Hawks lineup, going 3-for-3 with three RBIs, while teammate Brady Maguire was 2-for-2 with a pair of doubles and two runs.
Up 1-0 after two innings, the Hawks added four tallies in the third, then closed out scoring for the day with one run in the fourth.
Fallston out in 2nd round
The Fallston Cougars, playing on the road Monday afternoon as the fourth seed in the Class 2A East District VII Sectional semifinal, lost, 7-2, to top-seeded host Rising Sun.
In their opening-round contest Friday, the Cougars dropped visiting fifth seed, Edgewood, 5-2.
The Cougars dropped four runs in the second inning, then pushed their final run across in the fifth. Edgewood's two runs were scored in the sixth.
Fallston starter John Hetterman went the distance, striking out eight, walking three and holding the Rams to five hits.
Brett Kowalewski ripped a home run for the Cougars.
Game washed out
Monday's Class 2A East District VII Sectional semifinal between Patterson Mill and Harford Tech was postponed because of rain, and was scheduled to be played at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Harford Tech. For the results of that game, check exploreharford.com.
Mustangs rip Eagles
The seventh-seed Mustangs advanced to the quarterfinals with a 13-1 victory over 10th seed Aberdeen. Playing at home Friday in the first round of the 3A North regional tournament, the Mustangs scored once in the opening inning, then plated six in both the second and third innings. Aberdeen's only run came in the fourth. The game was halted after five innings under the 10-run mercy rule.
Aberdeen's Austin Smith was 1-for-2 with one run scored, while Virgil Kennedy had one RBI in the loss.
Huskies top North East
In 2A East District VII first-round action Friday, the sixth seed Patterson Mill Huskies earned a 4-1 victory over third-seed host North East.
The Huskies plated all the runs they would need in the first inning, scoring three times before the Indians could get three outs. Both teams notched one run in the fifth inning.
Matt Golczewski tossed a complete game for the Huskies, striking out eight, walking five and holding the Indians to one earned run on four hits.
The Huskies' top hitter was Alex Abild, who went 1-for-2 with two RBIs and two walks.
Harford Tech over Joppatowne
The Class 2A East District VII second seed Harford Tech picked up an opening round win Friday, defeating visiting seven seed Joppatowne, 25-0.
The game was halted after five innings under the 10-run mercy rule.
Thirteen Cobras hitters recorded hits in the victory, which Harford Tech head coach Paul Daniele called "a total team effort."
Harford Tech's Adam Hucke tossed three hitless innings to earn the victory and helped his own cause at the plate with a two-run homer in the first inning.
Havre de Grace out
The ninth-seeded Havre de Grace Warriors were knocked out of the 1A North regional competition Friday, losing 9-6 to eighth-seeded host Perryville.
Trailing, 9-2, heading into their final at-bat, the Warriors mounted a comeback bid, scoring four times before the Panthers could retire the side.
Leading the Havre de Grace offensive effort was Luis Nieves-Gonzalez, who was 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Bobby Smith scored twice in the loss, while teammate Keith Sifford was 2-for-4 with one run and one RBI. David Amici and Christian Glassman both had one RBI for the Warriors, while Andy Meiselwitz, Logan Poore and Dan Jamison each belted a double.
Bel Air finished
The 14th-seeded Bel Air Bobcats were eliminated from the 3A North tournament Friday afternoon with a tight, 4-2 loss to third-seeded host, Eastern Technical.