Alek Riedel singled up the middle to open the home second, but was thrown out trying to steal second by Bucs catcher Chaney Skeans. After Albright induced a fly out for the second out, Tull reached base with a bad-hop base hit to left. Weems walked again and both runners moved into scoring position on a passed ball. Cassell then hit a slow grounder in between shortstop and third and was able to beat a low throw to first. Both runners crossed home to make it 4-0. Farr followed with another line-drive single to right to plate Cassell and end Easton’s scoring.
Ledford allowed a single to Albright to open the third but retired the next three batters.
Keegan Bentz doubled down the left-field line to open Easton’s third. He ended up stranded on third as Albright retired the next three batters.
The Bucs’ lone run came with two outs in the fourth. Ian Schools walked and took third on a line-drive single to right by Jake Hipps. Tyler Loh lined another one that way for an RBI single.
Ledford struck out the next batter to leave two stranded. From then on, the right-hander allowed only a single by Bert Schrecongost in the fifth and a walk in the sixth. He retired the side in order in the seventh, with the two strikeouts on just six pitches.
The game was over in 1 hour and 40 minutes.
“Mason did a nice job,” Warriors head coach Albert Pritchett said. “I think we had a pretty clean game. I do not remember any errors. Josh Tull did a great job behind the plate defensively. We got some timely hitting. The offense, we hit a lot of balls right at people. So I was very pleased with the hitting, we just didn’t have great luck.”
St. Michaels 4, Queen Anne’s 0 CENTREVILLE — Noah Brack struck out a season-high 13 while hurling his second complete-game shutout of the season to lead the unbeaten Saints.
Brack (5-0) surrendered just three hits and walked two. He also went 2 for 3 with a double. Nathan Howeth (2 for 3) scored twice and stole four bases for St. Michaels (13-0, 5-0), Seth Parks (2 for 4 drove in two runs and swiped two bases, and Nick Newnam doubled with an RBI. Sts. Peter & Paul 14, Key School 1 EASTON — Aubrey Perry pitched a complete game, as Saints Peter and Paul rolled in five innings.
Perry, who helped his cause with a base hit, threw just 54 pitches. James Hastings and Cole Koski each went 3 for 4 with three runs and three RBIs, and Sam Weisman drove in four runs. Brooks Hoffman drew three walks, and Connor Quade had a base hit.
The Sabres now stand 5-6 overall, 5-3 in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association’s C Conference.
N. Caroline-Colonel Suspended RIDGELY — The Bulldogs opened Monday’s game with four runs in the bottom of the first, giving right-handed starter Nathan Myers early breathing room against his county rival.
After Myers pitched three hitless innings, heavy rain caused a 17-minute delay, as home-team players and coaches tried to dr y the base paths and home plate area, before play was suspended with North Caroline leading, 4-1. Garrett Nepert doubled home Colonel’s first run when play was stopped. The game is scheduled to resume this Friday at 4 p.m. with Nepert on second and one out in the top of the fourth.
North Caroline freshman J.B. Brown had a double, single, and an RBI prior to the game’s suspension. Mark Conner singled and scored the Bulldogs’ first run. Joey Bildstein was 2 for 2 with a double and an RBI, and Mason Blake and Allan Saathoff each scored runs.
Kent Island 4, Parkside 3 STEVENSVILLE — The Buccaneers (2-7) got 5 1-3 strong innings from senior righty Tyler Loh, breaking a seven-game losing streak and handing the Rams (11-1) their first loss of the season on Friday afternoon.
Kent Island assembled a four-run spurt in the bottom of the first, erasing a 1-0 deficit and taking the lead for good. Yielding single tallies in the second and third as well, the hosts held off no fewer than three basesloaded rallies by the Rams, including one in the top of the seventh which reliever Mike St. Ledger squelched by inducing a gameending 1-2-3 double play.
Jake Hipps and Dylan Tvelia had the two Buccaneer hits. St. Ledger, who threw three pitches, got the save. Parkside’s Grant Burleson took the loss.
GIRLS’ LACROSSE Kent Island 14, Easton 8 EASTON — Nina Cifolilli and Kelly Poole each notched hat tricks Monday, as Kent Island High’s girls’ lacrosse team extended its winning streak to six straight.
Blair Goodrich netted four goals and one assist as the Buccaneers improved to 7-3 overall, 2-1 North Bayside. Alley Heath had a pair of goals for Kent Island and Cassidy Creighton scored once. Goalie Kyleigh Hessian finished with seven saves.
Elizabeth Connelly had a hat trick for Easton and Ellie Roser scored two goals. Lexi McDaniel, Tatum Crouch and Emma Skoglund each scored once for the Warriors, who were led defensively by Molly Oertel. Follow me on Twitter @csknauss / email me at email@example.com
Chesapeake’s Kristina Shank (Mardela) blasts an RBI double to right against Delaware Tech last Friday.