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The second-seeded North Harford Hawks knocked off defending state champ C. Milton Wright, 5-1, In Saturday's Class 3A North regional championship at Harford Community College.

With the victory, the Hawks move on to the 3A state semifinal round, where they will play south region champ La Plata on Tuesday at Joe Cannon Stadium in Hanover.

Hawk hurler Kevin Mooney tossed a complete game, striking out eight and holding the top-seeded Mustangs to one earned run on five hits over seven frames.

The Mustangs scored once in the bottom of the second frame, and held their 1-0 lead until the sixth inning, when North Harford tied things up with a run.

In the top of the seventh, North Harford's Jon Hammer and Josh Weimann both cracked singles and later scored. With two men on base, Brady Maguire belted a two-RBI double that pushed the Hawks' lead to four runs.

Cody Brittain roped a triple for the Hawks, while all of C. Milton Wright's hits were singles.

CMW starter Bobby Ruse went the distance, allowing seven hits in a complete-game effort.
Cougars out
Playing at Harford Community College on Saturday, the Class 2A East District VII champ Fallston lost 6-4 in the regional final to second-seed North Caroline.

With the game scoreless in the bottom of the second, Fallston's Brett Kowalewski belted an RBI single that put his team ahead 1-0.

North Caroline tied the game in the top of the third, but in the home half of the frame, Brandon Del Pilar put Fallston up again with a double that scored teammate John Gruszecki. Before the inning was over, Fallston extended its lead to 3-1 when Grant Kelly knocked Del Pilar home with an RBI base hit.

North Caroline put the game out of reach with a five-run rally in the top of the fifth.

Fallston's final run came in the bottom of the fifth.

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