Baseball: North Harford, Bel Air and Tech post Wednesday wins

Hawks go to 15-1

Cobras pound out 20 hits in victory

May 02, 2012

The North Harford Hawks closed their Chesapeake (upper) Division schedule Wednesday with a five-inning victory, 10-0, over the visiting C. Milton Wright Mustangs (9-6 overall, 8-4 Chesapeake).

With the win, North Harford, which clinched the upper division title Monday with a victory over Patterson Mill, improved to 15-1 overall and 11-1 in Chesapeake play.

Wednesday's game was halted after five innings by the 10-run mercy rule.

Cody Brittain tossed a one-hitter for the Hawks, striking out five in the complete-game shutout.

North Harford's Brady Maguire was 2-for-2 while teammate Brendan Harris had a base hit and two RBIs. Brandon Wooten posted two hits and one RBI in the win, while fellow Hawks Brian Shaffer stroked a two-RBI single.

Bel Air edges Patterson Mill

Trailing, 6-3, after four innings of their Wednesday road game, the Bel Air Bobcats (9-8 overall, 6-6 Chesapeake) parlayed a four-run, fifth-inning outburst into a 7-6 victory over the Patterson Mill Huskies (12-4 overall, 8-4 Chesapeake).

Tyler Norcross led the Bobcat lineup, going 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Richard Rivera was 3-for-4 in the victory, while teammate Nicholas Harris stroked a pair of doubles and had two RBIs.

Patterson Mill's Matt Golczewski was 2-for-4 with a triple and a stolen base while teammate Griffin Marge was the Huskies' top offensive contributor, going 2-for-4 with a grand slam. Aaron Childs was 1-for-3 with a double, a stolen base, one RBI and one run in the loss.

Norcross tossed four innings of relief to earn the win.

Patterson Mill starter Blaine Sheesley went 4-2/3 innings, striking out five, walking three and allowing six earned runs on eight hits. Alex Abild tossed 1-1/3 innings of relief for the Huskies, holding the Bobcats to two hits and striking out one, while J.T. Tipton closed out the game with a one-inning stint in which he held Bel Air hitless, struck out two and didn't issue a walk.

Cobras beat Havre de Grace

The visiting Harford Tech Cobras earned themselves another Susquehanna (lower) Division victory on Wednesday, beating the Havre de Grace Warriors, 15-4.

With the win, Harford Tech improved to 13-2 overall and 12-1 against Susquehanna opponents. The loss put Havre de Grace at 5-10 overall and 3-10 in lower division play.

The game's key inning was the second, when Harford Tech dropped nine runs on the hosts. Havre de Grace posted one run in the second and three in the fifth. The Cobras plated two in the third, one in the fifth and wrapped up with three in the sixth.

Ryan Horseman was 4-for-4 with two RBIs in the victory, while Nick Waite was 3-for-4 with three RBIs for the Cobras. Harford Tech's Jeremy Brown went 2-for-3 with one RBI, and teammate Tyler Mister was 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Devin Chapman helped the winning cause with two singles, Jacob Bright was 2-for-3 with two RBIs, and Andrew Bugda finished 2-for-3 with three RBIs.

Waite tossed a three-hitter on the mound, striking out three in a complete-game effort.

Keith Sifford and Dan Jamison each went 1-for-3 with one RBI in the loss, while Logan Poore went 1-for-3 with a double and one run for the Warriors. Havre de Grace's Luis Nieves-Gonzalez had one hit and one run, while David Amici and Zac Patterson both scored one run.

Nieves-Gonzalez stole two bases.

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