Harford County's top two softball teams, C. Milton Wright and Bel Air, were both beaten Monday by Cecil County's best two, Perryville and Bo Manor, respectively.

The Mustangs (1-1, 3-1) were edged by the visiting Panthers, 5-3, while the Bobcats (1-1, 3-1) were nipped 4-3 on the road by the Eagles.

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CMW jumped ahead of Perryville in the fourth, scoring three runs to break open a scoreless game.

Katie Murphy ignited the rally with a leadoff double. Murphy scored on Lauren Meyer's RBI double and then both Meyers and Lexi Childress, who reached on one of Perryville's two errors, were driven home off the bat of Paige Allender, who laced a double off the left field fence.

The Mustangs 3-0 advantage didn't last long as the wheels fell off the cart in the fifth. Morghan Fulton, to that point, had limited the Panthers to one hit, but two Mustang errors on the first two plays in the fifth led to four unearned runs.

The Panthers then added their fifth run (earned) in the seventh.

Fulton took the hard-luck loss, giving up one earned run on six hits, while walking one and striking out four. Emily Phillips got the win for the Panthers, giving up eight hits, a walk and one earned run. She struck out three.

Bobcats fall short

Bo Manor scored single runs in the second, third, fourth and fifth innings to edge Bel Air.

The Bobcats countered with two in the fifth and one in the seventh. Only one run was earned.

Gwen Markowski was the losing pitcher for Bel Air. Markowski also led the Bobcats at the plate, going 3-4 with a single, double and RBI. Sarah Fleischmann, Arianna Dramis and Morgan Dvorak were all 2-4.

Rams beat Mariners

Edgewood (1-2, 1-3) notched its first victory Monday, winning at Joppatowne (0-3, 1-3), 14-0 in five innings of Susquehanna Division play.

Amanda Sullivan pitched for Edgewood, striking out eight. Jada Stump tripled for the Rams, while Sullivan, Emily Logue and Melanie Parncutt each hit doubles.

Warriors beat Rams

Havre de Grace (2-0, 2-2) improved to 2-0 in Susquehanna Division play Friday, beating host Edgewood (0-2, 0-3), 14-2, in five innings.

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The Warriors scored in each of their first four at bats, highlighted by a six-run second inning.

Leah DuBois pitched and hit the Warriors to victory. She tripled, doubled and singled, scored three runs scored and drove in two. She struck out 13 in her pitching effort.

Bri Morlok added three hits and three runs scored and Olivia Dubois had three hits, three runs scored and three RBIs. Hailey Emerson added two hits, two runs and an RBI; Sarah Crawford had two doubles and two RBIs; and Kennan Glassman had two hits and two RBIs.

Julia Gatch and Amanda Sullivan each had a double for the Rams, while Lexi Buchanan and Alivia Warren both pitched in the loss.

Huskies beat Mariners

Patterson Mill (2-0, 2-3) is also unbeaten in Susquehanna play, beating visiting Joppatowne, (0-2, 1-2), 13-2, on Friday.

Patterson Mill's win was highlighted by Lacey Breeden, Lauren Rossi, Abby Laurentius and Sarah DiNatale, who had multiple hit games and scored five runs among them.

Rossi went 2-3 with a double and Deanna Young reached safely three times. Megan Olszewski got her first start on the mound this season, giving up an earned run on six hits, three walks and four strikeouts.

Angel O'Dell went 2-3 with a double and two RBIs to lead the Mariners, while freshman Sydni Dorman was 1-2 with a walk, two stolen bases and two runs scored.

Eagles beat Cougars

Aberdeen (1-1, 1-5) posted its first win on Friday, beating visiting Fallston (1-1, 1-3), 8-0.

Mackense Greico threw a one-hitter, striking out 17 and walking four. Offensively, Greico went 2-2 with two runs scored, two RBIs and three steals.

Others leading Aberdeen were Jane Vivirito, 2-3, two runs, two RBIs; and Olivia Phelps, 2-3, run, RBI.

Allison Evans took the loss, pitching six innings, allowing eight runs (four earned) on seven hits and 14 walks. She struck out six

Allie Superczynski drew two walks and Katelyn Delany reached base three times for the Cougars.

Mustangs beat Cobras

C. Milton Wright opened defense of its 2015 UCBAC Chesapeake Division softball title in familiar fashion Thursday, visiting and shutting out Harford Tech, 6-0.

The Mustangs (1-0, 3-0) rode the pitching of Morghan Fulton, who shut out the Cobras (0-2, 3-2) on six hits, while striking out five and walking one.

The CMW hitting was powered by a pair of freshmen. Mustang center fielder Cassidy Cochran moved to leadoff in the batting order and went 3-5, while first baseman Lauren Meyers went 3-4. Cochran scored a run, drove in two and stole her first base of the year. Meyers doubled and added an RBI.

The Cobras had a couple chances at scoring, most notably in the fifth inning when Tori Siler reached on a leadoff single. Siler was forced out on a grounder off the bat of Molly Mioduszewski. Kendall Henderson, who was a courtesy runner for Mioduszewski, moved to second on a Maddie Forsythe single. Both runners moved up a base on a passed ball, but the inning abruptly ended when Lindsay Bowler flew out to Cochran in center, who gunned down Henderson at the plate for an 8-2 double play.

Emily Bowler pitched six innings for Tech in taking the loss. She also led the Cobras with two hits.

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