Bel Air rebounds from tough week on softball diamond to beat Tech, 9-1

C. Milton Wright pitcher Morghan Fulton delivers the pitch to the waiting Bel Air batter during Friday's game at C. Milton Wright. Fulton and the Mustangs beat their crosstown rivals, 4-1.
C. Milton Wright pitcher Morghan Fulton delivers the pitch to the waiting Bel Air batter during Friday's game at C. Milton Wright. Fulton and the Mustangs beat their crosstown rivals, 4-1.(MATT BUTTON | AEGIS STAFF / Baltimore Sun)

Bel Air (2-3, 4-3) snapped its three-game losing skid Monday, defeating visiting Harford Tech (0-5, 4-5), 9-1, in UCBAC Chesapeake Division softball action.

The Bobcats scored three in the second, one in the fifth and five in the sixth. Tech's run came across in the fourth.


Gwen Markowski scattered four hits and struck out five in the complete game win. Emily Bowler gets the loss for the Cobras.

Brianna Fleischmann had an RBI single, a sacrifice fly RBI and scored a run for the Bobcats. Kat Perea added an RBI triple and Morgan Dvorak had an RBI double. Jill Kozak and Savannah Meyers both had RBI singles.

Tori Siler went 2 for 3 with a triple and a single to lead Tech.

Eagles beat Elks

Aberdeen (5-1, 5-5) stayed in Susquehanna Division contention Monday with an easy win at Elkton, 13-2, in five innings.

Mackense Greico pitched the win, allowing two hits, two walks and an earned run. She struck out 13.

Greico was even better at the plate, going 4-for-4 with a cycle, four runs scored and five RBIs. De'Moni Moore went 2-for-3 with three runs and two RBIs, while Raechel Bowman was 3-for-4 with two runs and four RBIs.

Jessica Fulp was also 3-for-4 with a run and RBI and Olivia Phelps added two singles. Casey Busch and Alexis Manning also had RBIs for the Eagles.


Cougars beat Mariners

Fallston (3-2, 3-4) had no trouble with visiting Joppatowne (0-6, 1-6) Monday, winning the Susquehanna game, 16-1, in five innings.

Allisyn Evans pitched a five-inning no-hitter, walking five and striking out five.

Issy Newkirk led the Cougars offense, going 3-for-3 with three runs and three RBIs and Kaitlyn Delaney went 2-for-4 with three runs and one RBI.

Other Cougars contributing were Lia Alexandrou, 1-for-2, two walks, three runs, two RBIs; Taylor Brown, 1-for-3, walk, one run, three RBIs; Danielle Romberger, 1-for-3, triple, walk, two runs, three RBIs; Clara Stewart, 1-for-2, walk, run, RBI; and Cierra Hohman, two walks, two runs.

Warriors edged by Indians


Havre de Grace (3-3, 3-5) lost, 3-2, at North East in Susquehanna play on Monday.

The Warriors scored single runs in the third and fifth innings and took the 2-0 lead into the sixth inning. North East scored twice in the sixth and once in the seventh to win.

Hailey Emerson had two hits to lead the Warriors and Bri Morlok had a single and two runs scored. Olivia DuBois added an RBI.

Leah DuBois pitched a complete game in the loss, allowing eight hits and striking out eight.

Mustangs beat Bobcats

Behind strong pitching, near flawless defense and timely hitting, C. Milton Wright beat visiting Bel Air, 4-1, Friday in an Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference Chesapeake Division softball game.

Mustangs pitcher Morghan Fulton shut the Bobcats down on four hits and her teammates were equally impressive behind her.

"The defense was really, really solid behind Morghan, I mean Morghan's a great pitcher," third baseman Katie Murphy said. "She's really good at keeping the ball down, making us have less line drives, less in the air. That's what we want, we want it on the ground. She knows we have solid defense, so nothing's really getting by us."

Murphy had eight chances and made every play. There were five ground balls, two line drives and a pop-up.

It was Murphy who also drove in the Mustangs first run, part of a two-run first inning.

Murphy, who finished 2-3, singled in Lexi Childress, who had reached on a fielder's choice.

Fulton followed with a single and Emily Kim's single with two away, plated Murphy for the early 2-0 lead.

Despite the damage, Bel Air pitcher Gwen Markowski also pitched well. Following Kim's single, Markowski set down the next 14 batters.

It was Murphy that snapped that streak, igniting the Mustangs two-run rally in the sixth.

"My approach was just relaxed, I mean. I'm pretty familiar with some of the players here, I know pretty much the entire team, good friends with them," Murphy said. "The key is confidence, the key is relax, you don't want to go up there nervous, just have fun with it."

Murphy doubled to the fence in left-center and Fulton, also 2-3, doubled her in with a shot to center. Fulton's courtesy runner, Arriana Gallamoza, scored the final run on another two-out RBI single from Kim.

The Bobcats scratched out their lone run in the seventh against Fulton, who had runs of eight and nine retired batters in the game.

Morgan Dvorak (2-3) snapped one such run, singling with one out. The ball was misplayed in center field, allowing Dvorak to reach second.

With two outs, Markowski singled back up the middle to drive home Dvorak.

"Especially with this wind going on, my drop ball was working really well, as well as my curve ball. The umpire was helping me a little bit with the outside of the plate, so that always works," Fulton said of her successful day in the circle.

Fulton struck out three and walked none. Markowski walked just one and struck out five.

The loss, the third in a week for Bel Air, was extremely hurtful to the Bobcats chances at winning the division title.

"We're going to keep plugging away. Although we hit at people today we put good contact on the ball, which is one of the things we have been working really hard to do, because it's something we've struggled with a little bit," Bobcats Head Coach Kathleen Donaldson said. "We played great defense, they hit the holes. We just hit at people instead of finding the holes like they did."

Eagles beat Mariners

Mackense Greico pitched and hit Aberdeen past host Joppatowne, 15-4, Friday in Susquehanna Division play.

Greico struck out five and allowed two earned runs. Emily Nance also pitched in the win for the Eagles.

Greico went 4-4 at the plate, with four runs scored, four RBIs and seven stolen bases. Raechel Bowman was 3-3 with a double, two runs and four RBIs.

Demoni Moore added a hit, three walks, three runs and five stolen bases, while Casey Busch went 2-2, with a double and RBI.

Rams beat Elks

Edgewood beat visiting Elkton, 6-3, Friday in Susquehanna play.

Elkton scored a run in the first and two in the seventh, while Edgewood rallied for five runs in the fourth and one in the sixth.

Amanda Sullivan pitched a complete-game four-hitter, striking out 10.

Lexi Buchanan doubled in the win and Alex Vangraafieland hit a triple.

Warriors beat Huskies

Havre de Grace beat visiting Patterson Mill, 8-2, Friday in Susquehanna play.

The Huskies scored a run in the first, but Havre de Grace took control of the game with an five-run second.

Olivia DuBois had four singles, a stolen base and two runs scored in the win, while Hailey Emerson singled, doubled, walked twice and scored twice.

Sam Jolley added a double, single and run scored and Bri Morlok had twosingles, a run scored and an RBI. Tori Lawrence. Mackenzie Ellis and Sara Crawford also had RBIs.

Leah DuBois pitched the win, allowing five hits and a walk. She struck out six.


Other scores

In Chesapeake play, North Harford beat visiting Bo Manor, 11-8, while Harford Tech fell to visiting Rising Sun, 6-4. Stats were not provided for either game.