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Varsity roundup (May 20): No. 1 Eastern Tech beats Hereford for Class 2A North softball title

Winning pitcher Jodie Bronushas gave up one run on two hits and struck out seven as host No. 1 Eastern Tech (20-1) earned a 7-1 win over Hereford (9-8) in the Class 2A North championship.

The Bulls led 1-0 in the top of the first inning before the Mavericks answered with three runs in the bottom half.

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No. 3 Northeast 12, No. 12 Mount Hebron 7: The host Eagles (17-4) sent 14 batters to the plate in the bottom of the third, scoring eight times to turn a three-run deficit into a five-run lead en route to victory over the Vikings (13-5) in the Class 3A East championship.

—Brent Kennedy, Baltimore Sun Media Group

Catoctin 3, No. 8 Liberty 2: Kasey Bost homered but the Lions (17-4) couldn't keep the Cougars at bay in the Class 2A West championship. All four of Liberty's losses this season came by one run.

—Pat Stoetzer, Baltimore Sun Media Group

Westminster 4, Linganore 2: Emily Maseth hit two home runs and drove in three runs to help the Owls (14-5) rally past the Lancers in Class 3A West championship. Westminster won its first region title since 2005.

—Pat Stoetzer

Baseball

No. 13 Bel Air 3, Howard 0: Jack Jenkens earned the host Bobcats' third shutout in the past four playoff games as Bel Air (17-4) topped the visiting Lions (16-6) in the Class 4A North region final.

Jenkens pitched 61/3 scoreless innings with five strikeouts.

Junior Michael Yetter came in in the 7th with one out with the bases loaded and forced a game-ending double play to earn the save.

Bel Air will face Bowie in the state semifinals Tuesday at Maryland.

Patterson Mill 4, McDonough 1: Winning pitcher Austin Koehn went seven innings, gave up one run on two hits, walked one and struck out six as the host Huskies (20-3) beat the Rams (5-9) in the Class 1A North final.

Aberdeen 11, Lansdowne 4:

The Eagles (16-7) are two wins away from their second title after beating the visiting Vikings (14-8) to win the Class 3A North championship. The game was played at Ripken Baseball's Yankee Stadium.

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Aberdeen fell behind 3-0 early as CJ Monroe drove in all three runs for the Vikings with a first inning, two-run, inside-the-park home run and a third inning RBI single.

—Randall L. McRoberts, Baltimore Sun Media Group

Boys lacrosse

Mount Hebron 7, No. 11 Hereford 6: Bryce Brookhart scored the eventual game-winner with 8:15 left in the game for a two-goal lead and goalie Casey DuBois led the defensive stand as the Mount Hebron boys lacrosse team upset No. 11 Hereford, 7-6, in a Class 3A-2A state semifinal Friday night at Annapolis.

The Vikings (13-4) played relentless zone defense and challenged the Bulls (16-2) to take outside shots. DuBois (11 saves) came up big in the final 10 seconds of the third quarter when he picked off a pass and made a long pass downfield that ended in a goal by Dylan Scheeler (three goals) for a 6-5 lead with 3.2 seconds left in the third quarter.

Mount Hebron will face the winner of today's Northern-Calvert-Linganore game. The game will be Tuesday or Wednesday at Stevenson.

"People wrote us off a few weeks ago," Mount Hebron coach Mike McCarthy said. "We hung tough and grinded it out and this is the Mount Hebron we've been waiting to see all year."

Said DuBois: "We've had a rough year, but everyone is hungry now."

—Tim Schwartz, Baltimore Sun Media Group

Girls lacrosse

No. 3 Manchester Valley 18, Queen Anne's 2: Behind five goals from senior Lizzie Colson, four from sophomore Lauren Cremen, and seven points from junior Anna Geist, the No. 3 and defending state champion Mavericks (16-1) returned to the Class 2A-1A title game with little resistance.

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