UCBAC division play begins for softball teams

Fallston pitcher Allisyn Evans delivers the pitch to the waiting Edgewood batter. Evans had eight strikeouts in Wednesday's home game.
Fallston pitcher Allisyn Evans delivers the pitch to the waiting Edgewood batter. Evans had eight strikeouts in Wednesday's home game.(MATT BUTTON | AEGIS STAFF)

UCBAC division play started Wednesday for most Harford County softball teams. Among the winners were Bel Air, Fallston, North Harford, Havre de Grace and Patterson Mill.

Cougars beat Rams


Fallston got its first win, beating visiting Edgewood, 5-1, in sunny, but breezy Susquehanna Division conditions.

The Rams (0-1, 0-2) had scoring chances early, putting a runner in scoring position three of the first four innings, but Fallston (1-0, 1-2) pitcher Allisyn Evans was able to work out of it.

Evans gave up two of the four hits she allowed in the first inning, but got out of the inning with the first of her eight strikeouts.

Edgewood pitcher Amanda Sullivan was equally sharp over the first three innings, allowing just a single and a walk over that span. The Cougars, however, got to her in the fourth.

Sullivan hit Isabelle Newkirk leading off the inning. Taylor Brown then reached on a dropped pop-up and Danielle Romberger followed with a single to plate Newkirk.

Clara Stewart also singled, scoring Brown, but that's all the Cougars could get.

They added their final three runs in the fifth with two away. Newkirk and Brown both singled. Romberger hit what should have been the final out, a pop-up back to pitcher Sullivan. The ball popped out of Sullivan's glove and rolled out of play, allowing Newkirk to score. Stewart, who went 2-3, added her second and third RBIs with a single to end the Fallston scoring.

Edgewood's lone run crossed in the seventh. Melanie Parncutt doubled and Julia Gatch singled her to third. Gatch then stole second safely and on the throw, Parncutt raced home.


Sullivan allowed six hits in the loss.

Bobcats beat Tigers

Bel Air (1-0, 3-0) opened Chesapeake Division play with a 4-1 win over visiting Rising Sun.

The Bobcats scored a run in the fourth and three in the fifth, while the Tigers lone run scored in the second.

Gwen Markowski picked up the win, striking out 10 and allowing just three hits.

Kat Perea had the big day at the plate, going 2-3 with two triples and 3 RBIs. Amanda Criss added two hits and Morgan Dvorak had an RBI single.


Hawks drop Cobras

North Harford (1-0, 4-0) also won in Chesapeake play, beating visiting Harford Tech, 15-5, in five innings.

Krista Hiser went the distance for the Hawks, giving up five runs on five hits and a hit batter. Hiser struck out four.

Offensively, the Hawks were led by Kaylin Johnson, who had three hits and three runs scored. Sarah Collins added three hits (double) and two runs scored as well as a sacrifice bunt. Hiser aided her own cause, going 2-3 with two doubles, two RBIs and a walk.

Tech was led by Tori Siler, who went 1-2 and Trinitee Grant, who was 1-1.

Warriors edge Mariners

Havre de Grace (1-0, 1-2) got its first win with a tight, 2-1, Susquehanna decision over visiting Joppatowne (0-1, 1-1).

The Warriors took a 1-0 lead in the first, courtesy of a hit batter and fielding error by Joppatowne.

Joppatowne tied the game in the fourth on Stephanie West's RBI single. Havre de Grace, however, also scored its winning run in the fourth.

Another hit batter and an errant throw back to the pitcher allowed the winning run to score. Hailey Emerson and Mackenzie Ellis scored the Havre de Grace runs.

Olivia DuBois had three singles and two stolen bases and Tori Lawrence added two singles.

Leah DuBois pitched a complete game for the win, striking out 11, walking four and allowing two hits.

Callie Morgan took the loss, pitching a complete game. She allowed no earned runs and struck out six.

Huskies beat Elks

Patterson Mill (1-0, 1-3) also earned its first win, beating visiting Elkton, 7-1, in Susquehanna play.

Lacey Breeden led the attack, going 2-3 with two home runs, four RBIs and a walk. Nayai Gilbert was 3-3 with a walk and three runs scored. Abby Laurentius added two hits and an RBI, while Katie Williams returned to the mound to go seven strong innings, giving up one earned run on three hits and two walks. She struck out three.

Cobras beat Huskies

The Harford Tech softball team defeated visiting Patterson Mill, 12-5, Tuesday to stay unbeaten with three straight wins. The loss kept Patterson Mill winless at 0-3.

The game was close early as both teams scored three runs in the first inning. Lauren Rossi doubled in two of Patterson Mill's three runs, while Tech's three came on two walks, a hit batter, a misplayed bloop and a sacrifice fly.

Tech took the lead for good in the second, courtesy of the long ball. Allison Hoover belted a three-run home run, the first of her career. The Cobras added another run in the third and closed out their scoring with a five-run fifth.

Kieran Turner led Tech with three hits in four at bats. Emily Bowler pitched seven innings for the win, striking out 12, whole allowing eight hits and a walk.

Lacey Breeden went 3-4 with two RBIs and a run scored for the Huskies. Nayai Gilbert also went 3-4 with a run scored and Rossi finished 2-4 with a run scored.

Cougars suffer loss

Fallston was still looking for its first win after an 11-2 loss to visiting South Carroll on Tuesday.

Allisyn Evans pitched all seven innings in the loss, allowing 11 runs (eight earned) on 12 hits and four walks; she struck out four.

The Cougars offense consisted of Issy Newkirk, 1-3; Evans, 1-3, one run; Allie Superczynski, one run; and Kaitlyn Delaney, 1-2, including a double.