SMITHSBURG -- Catoctin got the lion's share in its MVAL Antietam matchup with Smithsburg on Friday.
The Cougars used a seven-run first inning and built from there to knock off the Leopards in a 14-4 decision shortened to six innings by the 10-run rule.
Catoctin (5-4) got started quickly with the help of a Smithsburg error that plated the first two runs in the first. It led to Tanner Ausherman's three-run homer before Aaron Schroyer walked five straight batters to add the final two runs.
It led to a quick end for Schroyer, who was lifted by coach Trey Cobb for Marco Cardone while trailing 7-0 with one out in the first.