11-12-- The Harford Sox Red pounded its way to two victories in Metro League action last week coming off a bye Memorial Day weekend.
On Tuesday, the Sox defeated the Harford Sox Blue, 14-7, at Prospect Mill. Matt Black sparked the offense with a triple, and the team went through four pitching changes to preserve the win.
On Thursday, the Sox Red defeated the Maryland Orioles B of Brooklyn Park, 13-8. Andy Wolfe at third base and the rest of the infield and outfield played strong defensively to give the team its second straight victory.
13-14-- The Harford Sox improved to 12-8 with a 4-2 win over the Emmorton Mudhens. Danny Green went the distance for his fourth consecutive victory. Bobby Winter was 2-for-3 with one RBI, Chris Reynolds 1-for-1 with one RBI, and Eric Shank 2-for-4, while Green and Josh Mawhinney each had a hit.
On Monday, the team defeated the Baltimore Youth Baseball Club, 8-1, behind a complete-game performance from pitcher Matt Blethen.
The team took both ends of a doubleheader against Linthicum-Ferndale, 8-2 and 5-4.
In the first game, Mawhinney went five innings, giving up just one hit for the win and Jason Kingsley came on in relief for the save. Adam Rafalski went 3-for-4, Shank 2-for-4 and Winter 1-for-2 with key hits for the victory.
In game 2, Kingsley pitched five more strong innings, giving up one hit while going 2-for-4 at the plate.
Matt Blethen came on in relief to get the win when Shank drove in Kingsley in the bottom of the seventh for the game-winning run. Others with good days at bat included Chad Blevins (2-for-4), Mawhinney (3-for-3) and Joey Criss (2-for-3).
In Harford County Travel league action, Forest Hill Red defeated Joppatowne in a shortened contest, 12-2, last Saturday. Jeff Applin pitched four strong innings and Nick Albrecht came on in relief.
At the plate, Forest Hill scattered 10 hits in six innings. Applin's seven strikeouts in four innings and a solid defense took care of the rest.
Strong defense played a role in the team's first two victories of the Overlea Tournament.
The first game stretched into a nine-inning affair against Lutherville-Timonium, with Forest Hill pulling it out in the bottom of the ninth, 8-7.
I= In the second game, Forest Hill defeated Perry Hall, 7-6.
Track and field
The Harford County Gliders track team continued its action this spring with a meet in Gaithersburg. Several athletes, including Heather McHugh, competed and did well. She ran the girls 11-12 1,500-meter in 5 minutes, 38 seconds, a personal best.
In the girls 8-under 400, Katie McHugh finished in 1:29, also a personal best.
Angela Simmons raced well in finishing in the top 10 in the 100 hurdles, while in the girls 11-12 discus throw, Amy Tolson recorded a toss of 61-0.
In boys competition, Kevin Smith and David Petersen competed in the 110 high hurdles. Chris Heaney competed in the boys 13-14 1,500, completing the course in 5:48. Peter Murphy competed in the 100 and the shot put and Jerome Easter competed in the 100.
To report recreation scores and results send detailed information to: Sports, Harford County, Baltimore Sun, 15 Churchville Road, Suite 112, Bel Air, Md, 21014. Deadline is noon Thursday. Fax # 893-3252.