Softball: Bobcats win slugfest with Bo Manor

The Bel Air Bobcats, having taken just one Chesapeake (upper) Division contest prior to Monday's home tilt with Bo Manor, scored 10 times in the final three innings to hand the visiting Eagles an 11-9 loss.

Bel Air moved to 6-7 overall on the year and 2-7 in upper division play.


Trailing 4-1 after the top half of the fourth, the hosts exploded for six runs in the home half of the inning to take a 7-4 advantage. Bo Manor answered in the fifth with five runs, but the Bobcats had more in the tank, plating four in the bottom of the sixth to grab the two-run lead that carried them through the end of the contest.

The Bobcats earned the win despite being out-hit 13-9 but the visitors.

Bel Air's two extra-base hits came from Rachel Lozzi and Kelsea Hilditch, who each ripped doubles in the victory.

Warriors blast Elks

The Havre de Grace Warriors won on the road in Cecil County Friday, beating the Elkton Golden Elks, 10-0.

After scoring once in the opening inning, the Warriors blew the game open with a five-run outburst in the second. Havre de Grace added one run in the fourth, then wrapped things up with three more tallies in the sixth.

Leading the way for Warriors was Taylor Smith, who smacked a pair of home runs, scored twice and racked up six RBIs. One of Smith's round-trippers came when the Elks' pitcher attempted an intentional walk, but sailed the ball over the heart of the plate and Smith took a cut at it.

Hayley Kitts went 2-for-3 with two runs and two steals, while Riley Arnold was 1-for-4 with three runs and one stolen base.


Kayla Vaughn was 1-for-1 with one run, while Rebecca Ashman was 1-for-4 with one RBI and one run. Kaitlyn Husfelt was 1-for-2 with one run in the victory and teammate Megan Thompson was 1-for-2 with a single.

Kitts tossed a complete-game shutout for the Warriors, striking out three, walking one and holding the Elks to a paltry three hits.

The win put Havre de Grace at 8-5 overall and 8-1 in Susquehanna (lower) Division play.

Hawks poleax Eagles

North Harford won at home Friday afternoon, defeating the Aberdeen Eagles, 25-2.

The Hawks came out of the gates fast, scoring 16 times in the first inning. The game was called after five innings because of the 10-run mercy rule.


Emily Briggs led the North Harford charge, going 3-for-3 with a home run and four RBIs.

The Hawks' Alex Chabbaria was 3-for-4 in the win, while teammates Amanda Roberts and Julianne Caughron had three RBIs apiece.

North Harford hurlers Roberts and Alexis Lytlle combined for two strikeouts and held the Eagles to seven hits over five innings.

North Harford (6-2 Chesapeake) improved to 10-2 overall, while Aberdeen (4-5 Susquehanna) fell to 5-7 on the year.

Bel Air tops Warriors in see-saw game

In what looked early on to a be relatively staid, Thursday afternoon contest between two softball teams from opposite UCBAC divisions, the host Havre de Grace Warriors and visiting Bel Air Bobcats started hammering at each other in the fifth, scoring a combined 16 runs over the last three innings before the Bobcats walked away with a 12-7 win.

Bel Air posted a pair of runs in the top of the first, and those went unanswered until the Warriors scored once in the home half of the fourth. The Bobcats scored three in the fifth, and the hosts answered with three in the same inning.

The game's decisive inning turned out to be the sixth, in which Bel Air plated seven to go ahead 12-4. Havre de Grace scored once more in the sixth, and pushed the game's last two runs across in the seventh.

Erin Morrissey ripped three triples in the victory, while fellow Bobcats Emily Rosenberger and Taylor Scott each had one double.

Leading the Havre de Grace lineup was Rebecca Ashman, who belted out a pair of doubles, scored twice and drove in one run. Emily Lewis went 3-for-3 with one run, while Allison Lewis was 1-for-1 with one RBI. Taylor Smith was 1-for-3 with two RBIs and one run in the loss, and Riley Arnold was 1-for-3 with one run. Haily Bethke scored one run for the Warriors, while Kaitlyn Husfelt posted one RBI. Havre de Grace's Dana Teufer scored once and had one stolen base.

Cougars over Bo Manor

Fallston (8-3 overall, 7-1 Susquehanna) picked off a Chesapeake Division foe Thursday, topping the visiting Bo Manor Eagles, 13-4.

Fallston pitcher Jess Moore went the distance to earn a win.

The Cougars' Jenna Weissner went 3-for-4 with two doubles to lead the Fallston offense, while Sam Day ripped a triple and Alex Zorbach whacked a double.

Cobras defeated

Harford Tech (8-4 overall, 8-1 Susquehanna) lost its second game to a Chesapeake Division opponent in 24 hours on Thursday, dropping a home-field matchup with the North East Indians, 9-4.

Alyssa Hockaday was 2-for-4 with a three-run homer for Harford Tech, while Liz Stevens went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Kristen Mueller was 3-for-4 with a run, and Tori Lomonico punched out an RBI, pinch hit single in the loss. Allie Venuto came through with a pair of singles for the Cobras, while teammate Ashley Beavers laced one base hit.

On the mound, Hockaday tossed five innings, allowing four runs on nine hits.

Rams shut out

Edgewood (1-11 overall, 1-8 Susquehanna) was whitewashed Thursday, losing, 16-0, to the host-team Rising Sun Tigers.

The game was called after five innings because of the 10-run mercy rule.