Bo Manor’s season ends in heartbreak
— The Bohemia Manor baseball team saw its postseason run come to an end in heartbreaking fashion Wednesday afternoon.
Leading by four runs with just eight outs to go, the Eagles squandered their late lead and eventually found themselves playing in extra innings, where they eventually fell to host top-seeded Patterson Mill 6-5 in 11 innings in the 1A North Region Section I Final.
“We had a chance to seal it in the seventh and there was [an opportunity] in extra innings where we got the goahead run and we were just never able to close it out in the bottom half. We just kept giving them chances. They’re such a good team that it was just a matter of time before they plate that winning run,” Bo Manor coach Gary Johnson said. “I can’t give my squad enough credit. They left everything on the field today. So much
The contest proved to be the unofficial UCBAC Championship game as it featured the Susquehanna Division champion Eagles (16-4) and the Chesapeake Division champion Huskies (19-3).
“Nobody really gave us a chance except us,” Johnson said. “We always feel like we’re the underdog and being the smaller school and that kind of thing, I think these boys got a lot of respect today. I don’t know if anybody anticipated us giving that fight that we gave. I appreciate my boys’ efforts. It just wasn’t our day.”
With one out in the 11th inning and the score tied, Patterson Mill’s Thomas Kragh and Kyle Goudy delivered back-to-back singles to put runners on the corners. Then, after the next batter reached on an intentional walk to set up a forceout at any base, the Huskies successfully scored on a suicide squeeze when the pitch from Bryan Bell came too far inside and went to the backstop.
With the win, the Huskies advance to a second-straight region championship and their first as members of Class 1A. They advanced to the 2A state semifinals last spring.
“This was the wildest game I have ever been a part of,” Huskies coach Matt Roseland said. “It was a shame there was a loser in this one as Bo Manor put up a huge fight and was relentless, as well. They deserve a lot of credit and respect for how hard they fought.”
The Eagles had an opportunity to win the game in the ninth inning after Gage Walklett drew a bases-loaded walk to score Josh Heath in the top of the frame. However, the Huskies once again tied the score when Goudy connected for an RBI single.
Patterson Mill scored one run in the seventh inning to force extras, but only after it scored twice in the sixth and once in the fifth as part of its remarkable comeback.
Bo Manor took the lead in the first inning when Joseph Garrett connected for a tworun single, scoring both Walklett and Bo Matherly. The Eagles added another run in the second inning when Will Lorman plated Chase Justice with a sacrifice fly, before adding one more run in the fifth inning when Walklett singled to score Josh Heath, who had reached on a triple.
Bell took the loss for the Eagles, allowing two runs over four innings with four walks and two strikeouts.
2A East Region Section I Final Indians’ suffer shutout
North East fell to host Fallston 3-0 in the 2A East Region Section I Baseball Final on Wednesday.
Trailing 2-0, the Indians (11-8) had a lead-off walk reach in the sixth inning only to see it erased by a double play. They also suffered another double play to close out the final inning.
Blake Loewe scored on a wild throw in the fourth inning, Ryan Tarrant added an RBI single in the fifth inning and AJ Gibbons crossed the plate in the sixth inning for the Cougars (11-6), who advance to face Queen Anne’s in the region final on Friday.
UCBAC Softball Indians punch ticket to region final
North East topped visiting Harford Tech 5-4 in the 2A East Region Section I Final on Wednesday.
After falling behind by one run in the first inning, the Indians responded by scoring twice in the third and three times in the fourth inning. They then withstood a spirited comeback by the Cobras, who connected for a solo home run in the fifth inning and scored twice in the top of the seventh.
Kaitlyn Stewart (double, two RBI, two runs), Molly Dill (two runs) and Morgan Sargent (run) all had two hits for the Indians (17-2), who received a two-run single from Jess Choplinksy, an RBI single from Paige Yedinak and base hits from both Kasey Barrow and Rachel Ward.
Dill picked up the win with a complete-game effort, allowing two earned runs on eight hits, one walk and one hit by pitch with three strikeouts.
Youth Soccer Dynamite earns win
The Cecil Dynamite defeated MSA Ambush Orange 8-5 in U-11 girls’ soccer action on Sunday.
Allyson Miklas (three assists), Paige Racine (two assists) and Autumn Walston all scored twice and Tori Pierce and Bella Rittenhouse each scored once for Cecil (3-2), which received eight combined saves in net from Peyton Hill and Amelia Gatusso.
The Bohemia Manor baseball coaches speak with their players following the team’s difficult 6-5 11-inning loss to host Patterson Mill in the 1A North Region Section I Final on Wednesday.