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Softball playoffs begin Thursday; Harford teams wrap up regular seasons Tuesday

Softball teams from Harford County found out Tuesday what's ahead in the postseason as the regional playoff draw was held and many teams will begin play Thursday.

Most regional games are scheduled for 4 p.m. starts.


In Class 1A East Section I, games Thursday include Havre de Grace at St. Michael's and Joppatowne visiting Colonel Richardson. Winners will advance to Monday's play.

In 2A East Section I, Harford Tech received a bye and will host Rising Sun or Fallston on Monday. The Tigers will visit the Cougars Thursday. Patterson Mill will also play Thursday, hosting Elkton at 3:30 p.m. The winner plays at North East on Monday.


In 3A North Section II, five Harford teams will play Thursday. Aberdeen will travel to North Harford, with the winner visiting Dundalk on Monday. C. Milton Wright will host Edgewood and Bel Air will host Patapsco. Winners of each will meet Monday.

Meanwhile, a handful of local teams wrapped up their regular seasons Tuesday.

Bobcats beat Eagles

Bel Air (9-3 league, 15-3 overall) defeated visiting Bo Manor for the second time in a week Tuesday, winning 5-1 in the Chesapeake Division finale for both.

Rayn Gibson, who tossed a perfect game at Bo Manor on April 29, earned the win and in doing so, struck out nine to eclipse the 500 career strikeout mark.

Gibson added two hits at the plate. Kayla Reiswig and Katrina Thielhorn (RBI) also had two hits and Amanda Criss had an RBI.

Warriors beat Indians

Havre de Grace (7-11) ended its regular season with a win Tuesday, beating North East, 6-1, in non-division play. North East played as home team, even though the game was played in Havre de Grace.


The Warriors used the long ball to take down the Indians. North East scored its only run in the first inning, while Havre de Grace answered with two, three-run innings.

Kateri Peters put the Warriors ahead in the second with a three-run shot to deep left field. Samara White and Addie Richardson had both singled before Peters hit the blast.

The Warriors were back at it again in the fourth. Lucy Brooks, who ran for Peters after a single, and Olivia DuBois, who also singled, were aboard for Hailey Emerson's three-run dinger.

Emerson was a perfect 4-for-4 with a double, two singles and the home run. Kennan Glassman, Annelise Beer and Kaysha Davis also had hits.

Leah DuBois pitched all seven innings for the win, allowing seven hits and two walks. She struck out six.

Huskies close with win

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Patterson Mill (9-7) closed its regular season with a win, beating host Loch Raven, 6-1, in non-league play Tuesday.

Lacey Breeden put the Huskies ahead from the start, belting a leadoff home run over the center fielder's head. Breeden also had a solid game defensively, with five assists and no errors.

Abby Laurentius and Deanna Young both had two hits and an RBI. Hailey Horton added one hit and two RBIs.

Horton also pitched four innings for the win, allowing two hits and walk. She struck out four.

Katie Williams pitched three innings in relief, allowing four hits and a run. She struck out five.

Tech wins Susquehanna


Harford Tech (12-2, 13-4) won a pair of Susquehanna Division games Tuesday to clinch the division title. The Cobras beat visiting Edgewood (4-9, 4-12), 9-1, and visiting Aberdeen (7-6, 7-10), 8-4. Details were not provided.