HOWARD COUNTY, MD — Here’s a roundup of the varsity action around Howard County on Tuesday, April 16, 2019:
Howard (11-1 overall) — 12, Century (8-4) — 2 (5 innings)
......... 123 456 7 R-H-E
C ..... 110 00x x 2-9-1
Ho ... 450 3xx x 12-14-1
Oakland Mills (5-7 county, 6-7) — 8, Wilde Lake (1-8, 1-9) — 3 (GAME 1)
Senior Ben Looper pitched 6.1 innings and did not give up an earned run while striking out a career-high 14, and at the plate Looper went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Senior Ben Atkins also had a productive day reaching base four times with three hits, including two doubles and two RBIs, and junior Adria Brown went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, two RBIs and two doubles.
Sophomore Andrew Kell finished 2-for-3 with a double and a triple and a run scored. Senior Ryan Looper had two RBIs and hit his second home run of the season.
“It feels great for me. I’m really trying to be the best pitcher I can be this year and help the guys win and hopefully keep winning games like this,” Ben Looper said. “It gives us some momentum going into the last six games of the season. Hopefully we can keep carrying it after spring break.”
Oakland Mills — 8, Wilde Lake — 3 (GAME 2)
Sophomore Tyler Miles threw a complete game, striking out 10 while allowing two earned runs. Seniors Ben Looper and Ben Atkins were both 2-for-3 with Looper driving in two runs and Atkins scoring a run. Sophomore Andrew Kell scored three runs and had two hits, including an RBI double, and senior Kyle Kirby caught all 14 innings in the double-header and added two hits and scored two runs thru both contests.
“It’s very important [to win these games] especially against a 2A school, and yesterday [against Hammond], another 2A school,” Miles said. “We’re up there in the 2A rankings this year.”
Marriotts Ridge (7-1) — 8, South River — 3
Goals: MR — Andrew Luciano 3, Charlie Reynolds 2, Patrick Greene 1, John Miller 1, Jake Levey 1; SR — Kendall 1, Sauls 1, Chick 1
Kate Sites scored four goals and Shay Ahearn added two goals, including the game-winner with just under a minute to play, as No. 5 Glenelg Country rallied to beat host No. 3 Notre Dame Prep 10-9 on Tuesday.
The Blazers, the defending Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference champions, led 9-8 before Sites tied the game with about 2 minutes left.
Glenelg Country held NDP to just two goals in the second half, while Ahearn dominated draw controls. Jaclyn Marszal also added two goals and two assists for the Dragons.