Visiting No. 5 North County got its regular softball season off to a great start Wednesday. Pitcher Brittany Jones pitched a one-hitter and Nicole Merriman started a four-hit, five run rally as the Knights upset No. 1 Seton Keough, 6-1.
Jones drove in three runs with a double for North County (1-0), which next travels to Northeast on Friday at 4 p.m. The Cavaliers fell to 5-6.
Tied at 1 after the first inning, the Knights scored five runs in the third and held on to win.
No. 2 Archbishop Spalding 4, Chesapeake-AA 2: Freshman right-hander Ali Caulkins picked up her first win of the season, pitching seven innings and striking out two for the host Cavaliers (1-1). Melanie Gunning had two doubles for Spalding, which led 3-0 after the first inning. The Cougars fell to 0-1.
No. 7 Severna Park 5, No. 13 Franklin 0: Winner Clare Hofstedt struck out five in five innings and Kasey Cingel pitched two innings of relief as the Falcons (1-0) beat the host Indians (0-1).
Hofstedt and Paige Biganti tripled for Severna Park, which scored three runs in the fourth inning.
Glen Burnie 2, No. 11 C.Milton Wright 1: The visiting Gophers (1-0) scored in the second and third innings to upset the Mustangs (0-1). Jessica Canami tripled in the fourth and scored on an overthrow to third base for C.Milton Wright's run.
Towson 12, No. 14 Hereford 10: The host Generals (1-0) trailed by four runs heading into the bottom of the sixth inning when they scored six runs to upset the Bulls (0-1).
No. 15 Mount de Sales 6, Catonsville 0: Right-hander Ashley Lewinski struck out 10 as the host Sailors (1-0) shut out the Comets (0-1). Mount de Sales scored three runs in the first two innings.
Bel Air 1, Aberdeen 0: Sarah Sherba had the game-winning RBI in the sixth inning and Erin Morrissey had four strikeouts in the shutout for the host Bobcats (1-0).
Riverdale Baptist 9, No. 2 Archbishop Spalding 5: Sean Miller went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, but the visiting Crusaders proved too much for the Cavaliers (2-2).
Riverdale Baptist scored six runs in the third inning to take the lead for good.
No. 11 Patterson Mill 13, Perry Hall 2: Griffin Marge (2-for-4) had a grand slam to power the visiting Huskies (1-0) past the Gators (0-1).
No. 15 Dunbar 17, Southwestern 1: The host Poets (1-0) scored eight runs in the first and nine in the second inning before the umpires called the game after three innings. Terrence Williams went 3-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored for Dunbar. The Poets' Coleman Blackston (2-for-3) had the only extra-base hit, a triple.
Liberty 8, Frederick 0: Winner Andrew Massey pitched a six-inning shutout and struck out 11 for the host Lions (1-0).
Loyola 13, John Carroll 3: Conor Reynolds got the win and led the host Dons (2-2) on offense with two triples and three RBIs. Loyola won in five innings over the Cavaliers (0-2)
Dundalk 6, Joppatowne 5: Dan Miller had a game-high five goals to power the host Owls (1-0) past the Mariners (0-1).
Kenwood 17, Western Tech 0: Nick Eliadis, Kevin Dellasantos and Jordan Boiler had four goals each for the visiting Blue Jays (1-0).
Hereford 8, No. 6 Fallston 6: Sam Nolan had a game-high three goals, but the visiting Cougars (0-1) fell to the Bulls (1-0). The game was tied at 4 at halftime.
No. 7 Century 16, Manchester Valley 4: Angela Flister scored four goals and Haley Bordner had a goal and four assists to power the visiting Knights (1-0) past the Mavericks (0-1).
No. 9 Roland Park 16, Severn 14, OT: Emma Guarino and Erika Brager each scored four goals as the visiting Reds (1-0), who trailed 8-5 at the half, rallied to force overtime and win. Kelly Reese had four goals for the Admirals (0-1).
C. Milton Wright 11, Winters Mill 10, OT: Maggie Gallagher scored the game-winner with 1:48 left in overtime for the host Mustangs (1-0).
Carver A&T 16, Parkville 6: Alex Kasoff scored five goals to lead the host Wildcats (1-0) past the Knights (0-1).