C. Milton Wright pounded out 11 hits off of Bel Air pitcher Rayn Gibson Wednesday as the Mustangs beat the visiting Bobcats, 8-1, in an UCBAC Chesapeake Division softball game.
The loss was the first for the Bobcats, who had won three previous non-league starts.
The Mustangs (3-1, 2-1) scored two in the first and one in the third before blowing the game open with a four-run fourth. The final run was scored in the fifth.
Cat Kim led the way with three hits and two RBIs. Caroline Weimer added two hits (double) and two RBIs and Emily Kim had two hits (double) and two runs scored. Emily Luzetsky, Morghan Fulton and Jenny Lynch also had RBIs.
CMW junior pitcher Fulton, meanwhile, took care of the Bobcats offense. Fulton scattered four hits, while striking out three. Bel Air's only run scored in the second on two walks and an RBI groundout from Katrina Thielhorn.
Ivey Wagner led the Cougars with four hits. Elise Callahan, Maggie Deckelman and Autumn Walinski had two hits each.
Patriots beat Spalding
John Carroll senior pitcher Ally Goheen went the distance for her first complete game victory of the season Wednesday as the Patriots defeated host Spalding, 3-0.
Goheen dominated in the three-hit shutout with seven strikeouts.
On offense, John Carroll had eight hits, including a double by Sara Dieter. John Carroll scored one in the second inning and added two more in the seventh on two singles and a two RBI triple by freshman Meghan Sheehan.
In Chesapeake play, North Harford (2-2, 1-2) lost to visiting Perryville, 9-4, and in Susquehanna play, Aberdeen (2-3, 2-2) blanked visiting Joppatowne (0-3, 0-3), 15-0.
Also in Susquehanna play, Edgewood (1-3, 1-2) earned its first win, beating host Elkton, 12-11.
Stats were not provided for either game.
Bobcats top Patriots
Bel Air made it three straight wins to begin the softball season Tuesday, beating host John Carroll, 5-1, in non-league play.
The Bobcats got all they needed in the third, scoring four times. They added a single run in the fourth and John Carroll scratched out its only run in the seventh.
Rayn Gibson was the winning pitcher, working four innings, while Gwen Markowski pitched the final three innings.
Gibson supported herself at the plate, going 2-for-2 with a double and two-run triple. Morgan Dvorak was 3-for-4 with an RBI double and 2 singles and Brianna Maccubbin went 2-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI.
Leah Lozzi had an RBI double as well.
Amanda Nastalski drove in John Carroll's run with a triple.
Hawks beat Mustangs
In a key UCBAC Chesapeake Division game Tuesday, North Harford used good pitching and timely hitting to beat host C. Milton Wright, 3-1.
The Hawks (2-1, 1-1) jumped to an early lead with two outs in the top of the first. Ada Heinze reached on a single and Alexis Lyttle followed with a two-run shot over the center field fence.
The Hawks added an insurance run in the top of the seventh when Krista Hiser reached on a single and scored after Kristin Stiles doubled.
CMW (2-1, 1-1) scored its lone run in the bottom of the seventh. Quinn Urpsrung laced a double along the right field line.Katelyn Hamlin pinch ran and scored when she was sent to the plate from third on an illegal pitch.
Lyttle pitched four innings for the win, giving up four hits, while striking out two. Hiser worked the final three innings, giving up a hit and earned run, while striking out one. She did hit two batters and walked another.
Mustangs pitcher Morghan Fulton took the loss, giving up three earned runs, striking out one and walking one.
Cobras beat Rams
Harford Tech (3-0, 3-0) stayed unbeaten with a 13-2 Susquehanna Division win at Edgewood (0-3, 0-2).
Emily Bowler pitched the Cobras to victory, striking out 11 and allowing no earned runs.
The Cobras pounded out 17 hits. Madison Forsythe, Riley Kimmel and Emily Wikane hit doubles for Tech.