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Softball: Havre de Grace thumps Sparrows Point in 1A North quarterfinal

Playing in the rain at home in the quarterfinal round of the 1A North regional softball tournament Monday afternoon, the Havre de Grace Warriors kept their season alive with a 13-2 victory over visiting fifth seed Sparrows Point.

The hosts kicked things off with a four-run rally in the opening inning, added one run in the second and wrapped up with eight runs in the third. Both of the Sparrows Points' runs came in the fifth. The game was halted after five innings by the 10-run mercy rule.

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Havre de Grace hurler Riley Arnold earned her first post-season win, striking out two and scattering five hits over five innings. At the plate, Arnold was 2-for-4 with a double, one run and three RBIs.

Leading the Warriors offensive effort was Megan Thompson, who was 2-for-3 with a grand slam, two runs and five RBIs. Rebecca Ashman scored a team-high three runs in the victory, while Kaitlyn Husfelt was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and one run. Emily Lewis was 1-for-2 with two runs and one RBI, while teammate Taylor Smith scored two times in the win. Dana Teufer was 2-for-3 with one run and Kelsey McRoberts roped a triple.

Havre de Grace second baseman Hailey Bethke turned a pair of double plays, while the Warrior defense committed just one error.

Huskies done

The fourth-seeded Patterson Mill girls' 2012 campaign ended Monday night with a 12-0 road loss to the top-seeded Rising Sun Tigers in the 2A East District VII Sectional semifinal.

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

Tech over Elkton

Second-seeded Harford Tech defeated visiting seventh seed Elkton, 18-1, Thursday in the 2A East District VII Sectional tournament's opening round.

The game was halted after the fifth inning by the 10-run mercy rule.

Harford Tech scored twice in the opening inning, added six more in the second, came through with a nine-run outburst in the third and wrapped up the game with one last run in the fourth.

Alyssa Hockaday was 3-for-3 with a pair of solo home runs in the victory, while teammate Sarah North was 2-for-4 with a team-best five RBIs, three of which came on a base-clearing triple.

Liz Stevens was 2-for-3 with three runs and Ally Venuto went 3-for-3. Kristen Mueller blasted a two-run homer for the Cobras and Lucy Grebe was 2-for-4 with four RBIs.

Hockaday made the start on the mound and went four innings, allowing one hit and one run. Kim Cook closed out the game for the Cobras with one inning of perfect relief.

Mustangs drop Towson

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The C. Milton Wright girls also picked up a regional playoff victory Thursday, dropping seventh-seeded host Towson, 8-1, in the opening round of the 3A North tournament.

Tenth-seeded CMW got on the board in the second inning, when Jordan Pross roped a two-RBI single. Later in the inning Lindsay Resnik belted a double, which was followed by Jessica Canami's two-run homer to right field.

Towson's lone run came in the fourth.

The CMW lineup was quiet until the sixth, when Pross struck again, this time blasting a three-run home run that made the score 7-1.

In the seventh, CMW catcher MacKenzie Fitzgerald stroked a triple, and her courtesy runner, Catherine Kim, scored on Caroline Weimer's RBI single.

Pross ended the game 2-for-3 with four RBIs.

Bel Air pounds Parkville

Playing at home in the first round of the 3A North tournament Thursday, the sixth-seeded Bel Air Bobcats topped the 11th-seeded Parkville squad, 13-2.

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

Bel Air starter Erin Morrissey went the distance, striking out five over five innings.

Taylor Hensley and Emily Rosenberger each ripped doubles and had two RBIs for the Bobcats.

Aberdeen over Patapsco

The eight-seeded Aberdeen Eagles won big Thursday in the opening round of the 3A North tournament, knocking off visiting ninth seed Patapsco, 21-1, in five innings.

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