Juniors Brendan Foster (five innings) and Ryan Kulick (two relief inning) combined to throw a one-hitter as Howard improved to 4-1 in county play. Junior Cameron Morris led the charge at the plate for Howard with three hits, including a three-run home run to put his team ahead, 5-1, in the top of the sixth. Other hitting standouts for the Lions were senior Matt Flynn (two doubles) sophomore Alex Campbell (three hits).
Mt. Hebron (5-1, 5-1) — 4, River Hill (5-2, 6-2) — 3
Tied at three entering the seventh inning, Mt. Hebron plated the go-ahead run thanks to a leadoff triple from Mark Lettieri and an RBI single by Jimmy Jaecksch. In the bottom of the frame, Magnus Dunn allowed his only hit over three innings but retired the other three batters to secure the victory. River Hill got out to an early lead on Tucker Finkelston's two-run home run in the first inning. The Hawks added another run in the third but were shut out the rest of the way.
Senior pitcher Tyler Moore earned the Lightning's first win of the season by throwing three scoreless innings, allowing two hits and striking out five. Junior Blake Fleischer closed the game with two scoreless frames. At the plate, the infield trio of Jeremy Huffman, John Shupe and Tavares Turner combined to go 5-for-7 with seven RBIs and three runs scored. Freshman Cooper Haberern added two hits, including a double.
Marriotts Ridge scored two runs in the first inning and continued to build its lead from there in a shutout win over Hammond. Junior Ryan Lee started on the mound and pitched five scoreless innings, giving up just three hits and striking out nine. Pacing the Mustangs' offense was once again Dylan Anagnos, who had two hits in three at-bats and drove in two runs. Hunter Reeling also had two hits from the leadoff spot.
Oakland Mills has now won three straight county games after coming from behind to defeat Atholton, 7-5. Senior Phil Carroll led the way with three RBIs and freshman Tyler Miles pitched three innings, giving up only one run to earn his first high school victory in relief. Junior starting pitcher Ben Looper kept the Scorpions in the game, going four innings and giving up two earned runs.
Atholton jumped out to an early lead with three runs in the first inning. After a run scored on an error, Kevin Silverstein smashed a two-run home run to deep right field to extend the lead. Oakland Mills loaded the bases off of Raiders starting pitcher Stephen Frazier with no outs. However, Frazier was able to limit the damage with only one run scoring on a fielder's choice RBI by Carroll. Looper was able to get through a scoreless second and third inning before surrendering another run in the fourth on consecutive Raiders hits to give them a 4-1 lead.
Down, 5-1, in the sixth inning, Oakland Mills sent 10 players to the plate and scored six runs. Justin Birones, Ben Looper and Carroll all hit doubles in the inning, the last of which tied the game at five. The Scorpions then took the lead on an error, which allowed two more runs to score, and then held on for the victory.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel — 6, Glenelg Country (4-2 MIAA B Conference, 4-2) — 5
Saints Peter & Paul — 4, Chapelgate (0-3 MIAA C Conference, 1-4) — 3
Luke McMillan took the loss for Chapelgate after allowing four runs and collecting seven strikeouts over five innings. Ryan Jordan pitched the last two innings, striking out all six batters he faced. Scooter Summa and Ryan Jordan both went 2-for-4 with an RBI, while Christian Foerster was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored. Nate Morse and Lincoln Sine each had a base knock in the defeat.
Marriotts Ridge — 13, Hammond — 3 (F/6)
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Marriotts Ridge was clicking on all cylinders in its win over Hammond. Mikayla Barnard struck out a season-high 10 batters over six innings. At the plate, she went 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Ali Wagner (3-for-3, stolen base) and Molly Nies (2-for-3, two RBIs) also had multi-hit games for the Mustangs. But it was Grace Tolle who had the big blast, launching her first-career home run to plate two runs in the third inning. For Hammond, Makenzie Brooks went 2-for-3 with a double and a home run. Taylor Liguori also hit a long ball.
Atholton — 23, Oakland Mills — 8
Cori Bautz and Juliet Nierle combined to drive in nine runs as the Raiders scored double-digit runs for the third straight contest.
Olivia Reese (5-for-5, 4 RBIs, two runs scored) led the Eagles' offense in a 12-8 win over Long Reach. Grace Bennett, meanwhile, went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBIs. Every Centennial batter reached base on Monday, which Katie Grimm said is a "huge victory" for an offense that has been struggling to string hits together.
Defensively, Jordan Hinz allowed four total runs over 6.1 innings and struck out seven. Lauren Marcotte tallied four assists and three putouts, including a double play.
River Hill — 8, Mt. Hebron — 4
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After a quiet first three innings, both offenses came alive starting in the fourth frame. Mt. Hebron scored the game's first run but immediately gave up three runs in the bottom of the inning. In the fifth, the Hawks broke the game open. The five-run inning began with a two-run home run by Delanie Vintz after the leadoff hitter in the inning reached via error. Allie Wilson and Sara Emig then added hits to increase the Hawks' lead to 8-1. The Vikings responded with three runs in the seventh but fell short of completing the comeback.
Reservoir — 9, Howard — 8
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Reservoir earned a walk-off win in 11 innings on Monday afternoon. Trailing, 8-7, entering the 11th, the Gators put across two runs to earn the victory. Desi Hatzakos and Hunter Little each had three hits for the Gators, who had six players post more than one hit. As for Howard, Sophie Morton and Emily Polimeni each had doubles and Paige Eakes drove in two runs.