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Fallston outlasts HdG to get season-opening baseball win

The Fallston Cougars baseball team held on to win its season opener Wednesday, edging visting Havre de Grace, 10-9, under chilly and windy conditions.

The Cougars held off a late Warriors rally that saw the tie run at third. The game had a combined 10 errors between the teams.

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Junior Dylan Businsky earned the win in relief for the Cougars, tossing a scoreless inning and two-thirds. Everett Cox reached base 3-of-4 plate appearances and tallied two RBIs.

Mason Mullaney launched a two-run double down the right field line in the fourth inning that put Fallston ahead for good. Blake Loewe went 1-for-3 with a run scored, an RBI and two stolen bases.

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Brett Sperl and Kyle Moody also had two hits each and Sperl scored twice.

Mike Flosser and Matt Mussman (three runs) both had three hits for the Warriors. Jarod Baker and Josh Casazza added two hits and two RBIs each. Jesse Fenner also had two hits and an RBI.

Baker pitched three-plus innings in the loss.

Tuesday openers

The 2017 high school baseball season opened for a number of county teams Tuesday and with it, teams from North Harford and C. Milton Wright posted wins.

North Harford's win came at home over visiting Havre de Grace, 4-1.

The Warriors took a 1-0 lead in the second, but the Hawks came back to tie it with a run in the third. The Hawks added two more in the fifth and one in the sixth to grab the win.

North Harford senior Jordan Wax pitched four and a third innings, giving up one unearned run on five hits, while striking out four. Junior Grahme Akehurst earned the win, tossing two and two-third innings of hitless relief. He struck out four.

Senior catcher Jack Stinar led the Hawks offense with two doubles and two RBIs.

Mike Flosser had a hit and the Warriors lone RBI, while Jarod Baker and Shane Jewell each hit a double. Matt Mussman, Jesse Fenner and Clay Harris also had hits in the loss.

Flosser took the loss, lasting four and two-third innings. He gave up three hits and struck out eight.

Mustangs blank Rams

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CMW had no trouble with visiting Edgewood, winning in five innings, 10-0.

Senior right-hander Sean Eppig tossed a five-inning gem to power the host Mustangs to the shutout win. Eppig struck out seven and walked two batters, while giving up two singles.

Cory Paulson led the Mustangs at the plate, going 3-for-3 with two doubles and five RBIs. He also walked once. Senior Zach Walter was 2-for-2, as was sophomore Eric Bretschneider.

Sean D'adamo had a double and two RBIs.

"Sean Eppig threw a gem today for us," Mustangs skipper Joe Stetka said. "We started out a little slow out of the gate today, but it was very nice to see some of the younger kids put the ball in play with great at bats."

Huskies get nipped

Patterson Mill opened at home with a 2-1 loss to North East Tuesday.

The Huskies scored their lone run in the fourth and held the Indians scoreless into the sixth. North East, though, scored single runs in the sixth and seventh innings to steal the win.

Jake Sheesley pitched four scoreless innings, allowing three hits and striking out five.

Carson Uebersax came on and took the loss. He pitched three innings, allowing four hits, two runs (one earned) and a walk. He struck out two.

Sheesley had two hits and the Huskies RBI. Thomas Kragh added a hit, two stolen bases and the run scored and Eric Raley added a double.

Postponed

The Harford Tech at Fallston game was postponed due to unplayable conditions.

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