Fallston fixes Wright wrongs in 10-2 romp

Baseball

High School

April 29, 2003|By Jeff Zrebiec | Jeff Zrebiec,SUN STAFF

This time, the Fallston baseball team got it right both offensively and defensively.

In a 10-2 victory yesterday over host and 13th-ranked C. Milton Wright, sophomore Ryan Kent pitched six solid innings and the Cougars' offense pounded out 10 hits.

When the teams met earlier this season, five Fallston errors helped the Mustangs run away with a 14-7 victory.

But the Cougars, who haven't lost a county game since that April 4 setback to C. Milton Wright, made no errors and Kent contained the powerful Mustangs bats, striking out four and scattering six hits and three walks. Senior Adam Canning pitched a scoreless seventh for the save.

With the win, the Cougars (11-3, 10-1 league) tightened their grip on the top spot in Harford County. The Mustangs, who got both their runs in the third inning on a Mark Flaherty home run and a Chris Schnell RBI triple, fell to 10-4, 8-3 in league.

"The best part about it was we got a solid pitching performance, hit the ball well and played solid defense," said Fallston coach Mark Puckett. "That's all you hope for every time out."

Junior shortstop Dan Przybylski went 2-for-3 with a double, a triple and three RBIs and senior catcher Lance Spry was 2-for-3 with three RBIs to lead Fallston.

After the Cougars scored two in the first, junior outfielder Eric Reedy and sophomore second baseman Scott Tolliver hit RBI singles in the fifth and the Cougars put the game away in the seventh when Przybylski drove in three runs with a bases-clearing triple.

Said Przybylski: "We knew we had to win this game and we all just stepped it up today."

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