It may have been the first playable day of the high school softball season Monday, but it didn't take long for last inning drama to unfold.
Harford Tech and visiting Fallston went to the bottom of the seventh locked at 2, before the Cobras pushed across the winning run for a 3-2 win in UCBAC Susquehanna Division play.
The Cobras winning rally got off to good start as Trinitee Grant singled to left-center field. Riley Kimmel came on to pinch run for Grant and Tori Siler followed with a two-strike sacrifice bunt to move Kimmel to second.
Kim Cook then stepped to the plate and smacked a double to left field, scoring Kimmel with the winning run.
Cook also earned the win, tossing three innings in relief. Cook struck out six, allowed one hit and no earned runs.
Emily Bowler started for Tech, pitching four innings with five strikeouts, two hits and one run.
Offensively for Tech, Maddie Forsythe went 1-for-3, Ashley Leavens and Grant each went 2-for-2, and Bowler went 2-for-3. Siler also added a hot.
"Stellar performance by the whole team," Cobras coach Gary Siler said.
Elise Callahan and Ivey Wagner both had multiple hits to pace Fallston.
Panthers beat Warriors
Havre de Grace opened its season Monday with a familiar opponent, hosting Perryville in Chesapeake Division action.
The Panthers scored multiple runs in five of seven at bats and won, 11-4.
Kaysha Davis led the Warriors, banging out a two-run single in the first and she doubled and scored in the fourth.
Kateri Peters added a pair of hits and scored one run, while Olivia Dubois and Kennan Glassman were both hit by pitches and scored runs. Samara White also had a single for the Warriors.
Krista Jamison took the loss, pitching two innings, allowing six hits and five runs. She struck out one.
Annelise Beer pitched five innings of relief, yielding six runs on seven hits. She struck out three.
Huskies drop Eagles
Patterson Mill rode the one-hit pitching of Hailey Horton to a 9-1 Susquehanna win over Aberdeen. The Huskies led, 3-1, through four innings, but scored four in the fifth and two in the seventh to pull away.
Horton struck out 13 and walked two in the complete game outing. Hilton also went 4-for-4 with a double.
Lauren Rossi also went 4-for-4 with two RBIs while Abby Laurentius was 2-for-4 with a double and five RBIs.
Sam Denson added one hit and two RBIs for the Huskies.
Three league games were postponed Monday by poor field conditions. In Chesapeake play, Rising Sun at Bel Air was rescheduled for Tuesday, while North Harford at C. Milton Wright was rescheduled for Thursday.
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Also rescheduled for Thursday was the Susquehanna game between Joppatowne and host Edgewood.