Roosevelt pitches Cecil past Columbia
Chris Roosevelt threw a complete game on the mound and Cecil County defeated host Columbia 5-1 in American Legion baseball action on Thursday to take over first place in their division.
Roosevelt went the distance, allowing four hits and one earned run with five strikeouts, while at the plate he finished 3- for- 3 with with two doubles and two runs scored.
Cecil ( 8- 2) opened the scoring in the second inning when Victor Norris delivered a two- run RBI, scoring Roosevelt and Der- ek Schoff. Norris then scored when Owen Null singled up the middle.
Cecil later scored twice in the sixth, highlighted by a double from Roosevelt and a run- scoring single by Norris.
Columbia nearly made a comeback in the fourth inning when it loaded the bases but Roosevelt forced a ground- ball double play to escape the frame with limited damage.
“Solid effort by by the defense and key hits fueled this big victory for our guys,” Cecil manager Jim Martz said. “Really nice to rebound from earlier loss against [ the same Columbia starter]. I’m very proud of our guys.”
Norris ended the game 3- for4 with two doubles, three RBIs and two runs scored, while Null finished with two hits and an RBI for Cecil, which took the series 2- 1.
Friday Little League Major Softball District 5 Elkton 4, Perr yville 0
Sierra Secor, Caroline Miller, Azarea Visser and Ainsley Jackson all scored for Elkton, which clinched a berth in Tuesday’s championship game against Chesapeake City. 9-10 Softball Rising Sun 27, Perryville 7 (five innings)
Pitchers Lacy Stickney and Bella Sapanaro combined for two hits and three strikeouts, while Sapanaro tripled, singled and drove in two runs for Rising Sun, which received a single an two RBIs from Kayla Ferdinado, a double, single and an RBI from Madison Ore and a sac bunt and RBI from Sable Valentine.
Chesapeake City 1, Havre de Grace 0
Pitcher Abby Potts struck out 15 batters over six inning for Chesapeake City, just missing a perfect game by giving up just one base runner — a first-inning walk.
It proved to be just enough, as she out-dueled Havre de Grace’s Madison Johnson, who had a nohitter entering the 6th inning.
After Potts quickly retired the side in the top of the sixth inning, Paige Racine opened up the bottom with the game’s first hit — a hard smash down the first base line. Racine then stole second and third. With the winning run on third, Potts came up to bat and delivered a line drive right back at Johnson. As Havre de Grace attempted to prevent Racine from scurrying back to third, the ball got away and Racine scored the lone run of the game.