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North Harford rebounds from first loss, beats Fallston in baseball

The North Harford Hawks baseball team rebounded from its first loss with a 7-1 win over visiting Fallston Monday in Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference play.

The Hawks (7-1) scored five runs in the sixth inning to pull away and secure the win.

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RBI singles by Tristan Pomeroy and Jeremy Weber and a fielder’s choice RBI by Mitchell Wittkamp highlighted the inning.

It was Wittkamp who collected the win on the mound. Wittkamp allowed four hits and one run over six innings, striking out nine. Keegan Bowling threw one scoreless inning in relief.

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Paul Kvech took the loss for Fallston. Kvech pitched four and two-third innings, allowing two runs on five hits. He struck out three and walked one.

North Harford totaled nine hits in the game. Weber, Charlie Canapp, and Brian Hauer all had two hits for North Harford.

Joe Gizinski led Fallston with two hits in three at bats.

Mustangs beat Bobcats

C. Milton Wright (6-2) won 10-6 over host Bel Air (1-6) on Monday in UCBAC play.

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The game was tied 3-3 with CMW batting in the top of the fifth when Christian Kregel doubled in two runs.

Kregel finished the day, driving in four runs. He went 3-for-4 and drove in the runs on a double in the fourth, a double in the fifth and a single in the sixth.

CMW pitcher Jonathan Klein gave up six runs on 10 hits over five innings, striking out five. The CMW defense stepped up big for Klein in the fifth, turning a triple play.

In addition to Kregel, Klein, Lucas Frezza and Logan Dzwonchyzk all had multiple hits for the Mustangs. The Mustangs also stole five bases.

Cole Meyer, Collin Palmieri and Dyllon Barrett all managed multiple hits for Bel Air. Meyer went 3-for-3 to lead the effort.

Huskies blank Cobras

Patterson Mill (5-3) used solid pitching Monday to shut out host Harford Tech (3-4), 4-0, in UCBAC play.

Evan Celuch pitched four innings of no-hit baseball, walking one and striking out eight. Chris DeCamp pitched the final three innings, allowing two hits and two walks. He struck out two.

Offensively, the Huskies scored all four runs in the fourth inning. Michael Hemelt hit a one-out double and an intentional walk to Christian Shertzer made it first and second. Michael Segreti also walked, loading the bases.

Jackson Wheeler then delivered a bases-clearing single to right field, advancing to second on the throw. Wheeler scored the final run on an over throw as he was stealing third.

Shertzer was 2-for-3 with a double to lead the Huskies five hit attack.

Wyatt Dudeck suffered the loss for Tech, pitching a strong five innings. He allowed three earned runs on four hits, while striking out five and walking four. Ben Byers pitched two scoreless innings in relief allowing one hit, walking one, and striking out two.

The Cobras were led at the plate by Austin Utterbaugh, 1-for-3 with a single and Josh Morton 1 for 1 with a single.

Eagles beat Rams

Aberdeen (3-5) won its third straight UCBAC game Monday, beating visiting Edgewood (1-6), 11-1, in six innings.

Edgewood took a 1-0 lead in top of third, but Aberdeen scored once in the fourth on Sean Deaner’s RBI single. The Eagles then scored four runs in the fifth as Tyler Sampson hit a two-run double. Aberdeen then close out the win with six runs in the sixth.

Brian Langbein threw a complete game, striking out nine and giving up two hits. He also added an RBI triple and scored twice. Isaiah Coxon and Ryan Brinegar added RBI doubles and Sampson finished with three runs scored.

Friday action

Two Harford County high school baseball teams, North Harford and Fallston, entered Friday’s Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference action with unbeaten records.

At Patterson Mill, the Huskies scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to beat the Hawks, 3-2.

Trailing with an all-too-familiar 2-1 score, Aiden Laurentius singled with one out. A pair of wild pitches moved him to third with Evan Celuch drawing a walk in process. Ethan Shertzer then put down a successful squeeze bunt to score Laurentius with the tie run.

Celuch scored the winning run on Caleb Heymann’s RBI single. The Huskies tried to squeeze in another run, but Shertzer was tagged out when the bunt wasn’t put down.

“I’m happy for the kids, we’ve been in this situation before and the next step for our team was to figure out how to win this one,” Huskies coach Matt Roseland said. “We saw that score a little bit and I just reminded them, the worst that could happen is we lose 2-1. I just said, we’ve got to go out aggressive and not let the game go away from us, because we’re scared to lose. So I said let’s be aggressive here and go win it.”

The Huskies’ three losses were all by 2-1 scores.

Senior Christian Shertzer earned the win, allowing four hits and two walks, while striking out 12.

With his team now ahead, it was Christian Shertzer who went back to the mound to secure the win. “I’d say I was a little fired up, but I don’t have to worry about doing it by myself,” Shertzer said. “I was able to trust my defense and they did a great job.”

In the top of the seventh, Austin Bach led off with a single. Bach advanced to second, but Shertzer struck out one and got two others to ground out to end the game.

Christian Shertzer put Patterson Mill on top in the first inning. He tripled in the leadoff spot and scored on Jackson Wheeler’s sacrifice fly to right.

The 1-0 lead stood into the fourth. A leadoff walk to opposing pitcher Jeremy Weber lit a fuse for the Hawks.

With Jackson Miller courtesy running for Weber, Mitchell Wittkamp tripled in the tying run. A few moments later, Wittkamp scored the go-ahead run on a passed ball.

Shertzer was able to escape more trouble with two strikeouts and a groundout.

The Hawks had a two-out base runner in the fifth and runners on the corners in the sixth with two away, but no more Hawks crossed the plate.

Jeremy Weber pitched well in taking the loss, scattering seven hits and walking two, while striking out three.

“I think our pitcher pitched great, I think their pitcher pitched great, it’s just a lot to ask when you only get four hits as a team for your pitcher to win the ballgame,” Hawks coach Tim Larrimore said. “It was a good high school ballgame.”

Heymann, Christian Shertzer and Ethan Shertzer each had two hits for the Huskies. Charlie Canapp hit a double for the Hawks. Webber also had a single.

Mustangs upend Cougars

CMW dealt Fallston an 11-7 loss.

Max Scurti allowed one hit and five runs over four innings, striking out four.

Jon Klein provided most of the offense for the Mustangs, hitting a pair of home runs.

Klein, Ryan Childress and Scurti each had multiple hits for the Mustangs.

Eagles edge Mariners

Aberdeen won at Joppatowne, 4-3.

Will Hart started for the Eagles, working five and two-third innings and allowing three unearned runs. Hart struck out eight.

Nate Caughron threw an inning and a third of shutout relief to get the win.

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Joppatowne scored two in the first and one in the fourth. Aberdeen scored two in the top of fourth, one in the sixth and one in the seventh.

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Hart and Brian Langbein had two hits each. Will Hagan had three hits, including two doubles. The second double drove in the game-winning run.

Stevie Schmidt added an RBI double and sacrifice fly for the Eagles.

Other Friday scores

Bel Air lost at Rising Sun (5-2), 6-4, while Edgewood lost at Perryville (3-3-1), 13-3.

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