A two-run triple by Nate Bosse capped a three-run Calvert Hall fifth inning as the Cardinals defeated Gilman, 8-7, in a baseball showdown for first place in the MIAA A Conference.
Gilman (10-3, 6-1) scored three times in the top of the fifth to tie the game at five, but the Cardinals (12-3, 7-0) came right back for three in the home half of the frame with Bosse blow off Greyhound sophomore Drew Ehrlich proving to be the game-winning hit. Gilman did battle back for two runs in the seventh, but closer Bradley Weber was able to complete the save.
Trailing 1-0, Gilman scored two times in the top of the fourth as John Fitzgerald tripled home one run and then scored on a hit by Jason King.
Calvert Hall went right back on top with four runs in their half of the fourth, as Bosse, who had three RBI in the game, knocked in one with a single, and Mike Finn cracked a two-run triple. Finn late scored on a passed ball.
Gilman tied the game at five in the fifth. Fitzgerald gained an RBI when he was hit by pitch with the bases loaded and two runs came in on an error.
Fitzgerald was 3-for-3 for the Greyhounds with three RBI and two runs scored and Alex Shafer had two hits. Bosse and Finn each had two hits for the Cardinals while combining for five RBI and four runs scored.