After a string of three losses, in which it scored a total of one run, the North Harford baseball squad saw its bats come to life in a Monday road contest, as the visiting Hawks topped host Patterson Mill, 10-1.
With the win, North Harford improved to 7-5 overall, and 2-3 in Chesapeake (upper) Division play. The Huskies fell to 4-3 overall, and 0-4 against Chesapeake opponents.
North Harford hurler Nic Hammer held the Husky lineup to one run on three hits and struck out five over six innings to earn the win.
Hawk sophomore Sean Bowling was 3-for-5 with three RBIs, while teammate Logan Smith sent 2-for-4 with two RBIs.
Patterson Mill's Robert Besante and Blaine Sheesley each ripped a double in the loss.
Bobcats edge Rising Sun
The Bel Air Bobcats (7-1 overall, 5-0 Chesapeake) kept their upper-division win streak intact with a 2-1 victory over visiting Rising Sun Monday.
Bel Air starter Ben Webber allowed one run over six innings to earn the win. Tyler Norcross earned the save by tossing a scoreless seventh.
The Bobcats' Sam Foss and Rich Rivera stroked one double apiece in the victory.
Tech tops Bo Manor
The Harford Tech Cobras came away with a 3-2 victory In their Monday afternoon home contest with the Bo Manor Eagles.
The win put Harford Tech at 7-2 overall, and 5-0 in Susquehanna (lower) Division contests.
With the score tied, 2-2, in the bottom of the seventh, Harford Tech pinch hitter Tim Hildebrand worked out a base on balls. Up next was Jaye Newby, who moved pinch runner Devin Chapman over to second base. Jeremy Brown followed with a walk that put men on first and second with one down. With the game in his hands, Harford Tech's Tyler Mister stroked a single to right field that brought Chapman home for the game-winning run.
Mister finished the game 1-for-3 with a walk, while Newby was 1-for-2 with two RBIs. The Cobras' Kyle Zentkovich was 2-for-3 with a double and one run, while teammates A.J. Borg and Justin Smith both went 1-for-2 in the win.
Mister started for the Cobras and worked through six innings, allowing two hits and striking out seven. Smith came on in the seventh, allowing one hit and recording one strikeout in a shutout inning.
CMW downed by one run
The C. Milton Wright boys (3-4 overall, 2-3 Chesapeake) lost a tough one at home on Monday, as the host-team Mustangs were edged, 6-5, by visiting Salesianum of Delaware.
CMW starter Bryce Schulz worked his way through several close calls before being pulled in the seventh , but he had to settle for a no-decision.
"Bryce pitched his heart out and got out of a few jams, but, most importantly, he threw extremely well out there today," CMW skipper Joe Stetka said. "He pitched a great game."
At the plate, Schulz went 3-for-4 with a double and four RBIs, while teammate Colin Miller was 1-for-2 with a double and one run. Chase DeMars was 1-for-1 with a walk and two runs in the loss.
Cougars lose slugfest
Fallston (1-7 overall, 1-3 Chesapeake) powered out 11 runs on 11 hits Monday during its road matchup with North East, but that was not enough to provide the Cougars with a win, as the host-team Indians muscled over one more run to take a 12-11 victory.
Fallston's Ryan Fisher was 3-for-3 with a double, one run and one RBI, while teammate Adam Kidwell was 2-for-4 with a double, one run and three RBIs. The Cougars' Wyatt Alexander belted a home run in the loss, while Mike Morais and Andy Benjes each had doubles for Fallston.
Bel Air over North Harford
The Bel Air Bobcats took an important Chesapeake Division baseball victory at North Harford Thursday, as Norcross held the host Hawks to just three hits in a 2-0 Bel Air victory.
In the complete-game shutout, Norcross surrendered a pair of singles, and the game's lone extra-base hit, a double, to North Harford's Sean Bowling, but the Hawks could not bring a man around to score.
Bel Air, which managed just five base hits in the victory, scored once in the top of the fifth, then added an insurance run in the seventh.
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North Harford pitcher Brian Shaffer lasted 6-2/3 innings, striking out three along the way.
The victory put Bel Air at 6-1 overall, and 4-0 in Chesapeake Division play.
Patterson Mill topped by Rising Sun
The Patterson Mill Huskies suffered a 6-3 road loss to the Rising Sun Tigers on Thursday.
Trailing, 6-0, after four innings of play, the Huskies posted all three of their runs in the top of the fifth.
Patterson Mill's Griffin Marge was 2-for-2 with one RBI, while teammate J.T. Tipton went 1-for-4 with one RBI.
Huskies pitcher Billy Benson went five innings, striking out one, walking three and allowing five earned runs on 10 hits. Tipton struck out one and held Rising Sun scoreless in a one-inning relief appearance.