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Softball: C. Milton Wright topped by Rising Sun in upper division showdown

Playing at home Monday, the C. Milton Wright Mustangs were handed their first upper division loss, falling 9-3 to the visiting Rising Sun Tigers.

Up 2-1 after two innings, the Mustangs (5-2 overall, 3-1 Chesapeake) watched the Tigers post five runs in the third to go up by four. The visitors followed with single runs in the fourth, sixth and seventh innings. The Mustangs posted their final run in the bottom of the sixth.

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Freshman first baseman Caroline Weimer went 2-for-3 with a double, a solo home run and two RBIs in the loss, while Kayleigh Allender and Payton Pross each hit one double for the Mustangs. CMW's Alicia McMahon knocked home Pross on a squeeze bunt in the second inning.

The Mustangs won a thriller Friday, beating the visiting Archbishop Spalding squad, 7-6, in eight innings with the help of a walk-off, RBI base hit from MacKenzie Fitzgerald.

With the score knotted 6-6 after seven innings, the bottom of the eighth started with CMW's Jessica Canami on second base, under International Tiebreaker Rules (ITB). Canami moved to third on a base hit from Allender, bringing up Fitzgerald, who ended things with single.

"Over the first five games of this season, [we] had only two errors," CMW head coach Russ Kovach said. "Today, we had three, two in one inning, but that did not change the end result."

Playing under cold, cloudy conditions, the two teams went scoreless in the first inning. The bottom of the second saw CMW post three runs — two on a single by Canami and the other on an RBI base hit by McMahon.

Spalding answered in the top of the third, tying the game with a three-run outburst.

The Mustangs shot back to the front in the bottom half of the third, after Holli Rutkowski led off the inning by belting a pitch over the center field fence to make it 4-3.

Still ahead 4-3 in the fifth, the Mustangs padded their advantage by two when McMahon knocked home Weimer, who had reached with a double. McMahon then scored on an RBI single by Lindsay Resnik.

Up 6-3, the Mustangs watched their lead evaporate in the sixth when Spalding plated three runs.

CMW then loaded the bases with no outs in the bottom of the seventh, but could not push the winning run across.

Mustangs pitcher Brittany Stein went the distance, striking out five, walking four and allowing seven hits over the eight innings.

Warriors rip Elks

The Havre de Grace Warriors (4-1 overall, 4-0 Susquehanna) won another lower division matchup Monday, topping the Elkton Golden Elks, 10-0, at home.

The game ended after five innings under the 10-run mercy rule.

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The Warriors posted six runs in the second inning, then capped scoring for the day with a four-run outburst in the bottom of the fifth.

Taylor Smith was 2-for-3, including a three-run homer over the center field fence. Emily Lewis was 1-for-4 with two RBIs in the win, while teammate Rebecca Ashman went 1-for-3 with two RBIs and one run. Kaitlyn Husfelt was 1-for-2 with a double and two runs and Kelsey McRoberts went 2-for-3 with two runs, one RBI and one stolen base. Hailey Kitts was 1-for-1 with two runs, one RBI and one stolen base, Dana Teufer had one RBI and one run, Hailey Bethke was 1-for-3 with a single and Kayla Vaughn was 1-for-3 in the victory.

Kitts went the distance on the mound for Havre de Grace, striking out three, walking one and holding the Elks to one hit over five innings.

Huskies over Eagles

Patterson Mill (3-3 overall, 3-2 Susquehanna) took a lower-division victory Monday, dispatching the host-team Aberdeen Eagles, 15-4.

The loss dropped Aberdeen to 3-4 overall and 2-3 in Susquehanna Division play.

Hailey Horton, who tossed a complete game for the Huskies, was also hot at the plate, bashing out two singles and two doubles to drive in three runs. Lauren West had two singles, one double and three RBIs in the victory, while Sam Denson ripped three singles and drove in three runs.

Bel Air edges Dulaney

The Bel Air Bobcats (3-3 overall, 1-3 Chesapeake) won at home Monday, edging the Dulaney Lions, 5-4.

Erin Morrissey tossed a complete game for the Bobcats, allowing four hits over seven innings of work.

Bobcats edge Hawks

Bel Air (2-3 overall, 1-3 Chesapeake) grabbed its first Chesapeake Division victory Friday afternoon, edging the visiting North Harford Hawks, 4-3.

With the loss, North Harford fell to 2-2 overall, 1-2 in upper division contests.

Morrissey tossed a complete game for the Bobcats, allowing three runs on six hits over seven innings.

North Harford hurler Melissa Doering also went the distance, holding the Bobcats to five hits in the loss.

Rams sink Mariners

The Edgewood Rams (1-3 overall, 1-3 Susquehanna) grabbed their first victory of the season Friday, pounding the visiting Joppatowne Mariners, 23-3.

The game was halted after five innings under the 10-run mercy rule.

Emily Arnold went 2-for-3 with a home run and a single in the victory, while Ariel Hastmann was 3-for-4 with a triple and a homer.

Monique Nauta cracked a pair of doubles in four trips to the plate for the Rams.

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