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The Bel Air softball team kept its grip on the top spot of the UCBAC Chesapeake Division Friday with an 4-1 win over visiting Havre de Grace.

Rayn Gibson struck out 16 batters, while walking two and allowing three hits.

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Havre de Grace scored first in the third. Kateri Peters tripled and later scored on a passed ball.

Bel Air, which was held to one hit into the fourth, scored three runs in the inning. Gibson doubled in the first run and the other two scored on an two-out, dropped fly ball in right field.

The Bobcats (4-1 league, 8-1 overall) also scored in the sixth on Morgan Dvorak's triple and a fielder's choice.

Other Bel Air hits came from BriannaFleischmann (double), Gwen Markowski and Brianna Maccubbin.

Havre de Grace's (1-6, 4-6) other hits came from Luann Blake and Kaysha Davis.

Annelise Beer took the loss, allowing five hits and walk.

Cougars win fourth straight

The Fallston Cougars (5-3, 6-7) pounded out 13 hits Friday against visiting Aberdeen (4-5, 4-6) in an 7-2 Susquehanna Division victory.

The win kept a four-game winning streak alive for the Cougars, whose defense has been outstanding in the streak, according to coach Bill Stewart.

Double-header action

C. Milton Wright and North Harford were both involved in Chesapeake double-headers Friday with opposite results.

The Mustangs (6-2, 10-2) won both games at Rising Sun, 3-2 and 2-1, while the Hawks (3-5, 6-6) dropped both at Bo Manor, 5-4 and 6-2. Bo Manor is 4-1 in league, tied with Bel Air.

Indians trip Huskies

Patterson Mill (5-3, 5-4) fell to North East, 2-1, in Susquehanna play. The game was played at Patterson Mill, but North East was the home team.

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Lauren Rossi had three hits and the Huskies lone RBI, while other hits were collected by Hailey Horton, Lacey Breeden, Megan Huddler and Brooke Bollinger.

Horton tossed all seven innings, allowing four hits and two runs (one earned). She struck out nine.

North East scored both runs in the bottom of the seventh inning without hitting the ball out of the infield.

Postponements

Two Susquehanna games were postponed with no make-up dates yet set. Edgewood was to play at Harford Tech and Elkton was to play at Joppatowne.

Markowski leads Bobcats

The Bel Air softball team shut out visiting Perryville, 4-0, Thursday in an UCBAC Chesapeake Division game, behind the pitching of Gwen Markowski.

Markowski shut the Panthers down on four hits, all singles, while striking out 12. The Bobcats 3-1 league, 7-1 overall) scored once in the first and added three more in the third.

Markowski aided her own cause with a triple and two runs scored, while Rayn Gibson went 2-for-3 with a single, double, three RBIs and a run scored.

Emily Phillips took the loss for the Panthers. Perryville's hits came from Amber Keene, Carly White, Ashley Meekins and Jewels Jones.

Huskies beat Elks

Patterson Mill (5-2, 5-3) surged back on top of the Susquehanna Division standings with its 8-3 win over visiting Elkton Thursday.

Hailey Horton was the winning pitcher for the fifth time this season, allowing four hits and two earned runs, while striking out eight.

Leading the Huskies offensively were Becca Borowski,2-for-3, RBI; Horton, 1-for-2, RBI; Sam Denson, 2-for-3, double, three RBIs; and Katie Williams, 2-for-3, double, two RBIs.

Cougars edge Indians

The Fallston Cougars (4-3, 5-7) needed an extra inning to slide past host North East, 4-3, in eight innings of Susquehanna play Thursday.

Ivey Wagner had four hits and Issy Newkirk had two, including the game-winner.

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