Good execution and some literal 5 o'clock lightning thwarted Edgewood's hopes of another late-inning comeback yesterday, as Fallston ran off with a 6-2 victory in a Harford County League game called after five innings because of lightning and rain.
The site was shifted from Fallston (rain and wet grounds) to the Rams' field (an early sprinkle and a dry field), but rain began falling as Fallston batted in the bottom of the fifth inning. Lightning and thunder were enough to suspend play as Edgewood went to bat in the sixth.
In earlier games, Edgewood had rallied to win six games in the seventh inning or later.
This time, Fallston won behind four-hit pitching from Brandon Brockmeyer and five Rams errors.
The outcome enabled Fallston to go to 12-2 overall, 6-0 in the league. Edgewood was in position to tie for the county lead but dropped to 9-3, 4-2. Every team but the leader now has at least two losses.
* Oakland Mills 8, Mount Hebron 7, 3OT: Chris Costantino scored the game-winning goal in the third overtime to lift Oakland Mills (7-3) over visiting Mount Hebron in a Howard County game.
* South River 5, Broadneck 4: Chira Lee's single to right scored Amy Perry from second in the bottom of the seventh, lifting host South River (5-9) over Broadneck (4-9) in an Anne Arundel County game. Perry, who was 3-for-4, opened the inning with an infield single and advanced to second on a throwing error, leading to Lee's game-winning hit.