Indian Creek and Severn stay alive in the elimination bracket; Tournament roundup and updated bracket here
Heading into the top of the seventh, top-seeded Boys’ Latin appeared to be cruising towards the winner’s bracket final in the MIAA B Conference Baseball Championship Tournament, but the host Lakers had to hold on as 4th-seeded St. John’s Catholic Prep rallied for four runs before the Lakers closed out an 8-7 victory.
The big blow in St. John’s seventh was a three-run home run by Josh Skowronski. After the blast, Charlie Godin came on to pitch for the Lakers and he got a strikeout to end the game.
Only three of Boys’ Latin’s runs were earned, as St. John’s committed five errors. JT Windle was 3-for-3 with a double and Kaden Lymon had two RBI for the Lakers. Harry Genth also doubled, scored a run and drove in one and Godin had an RBI single.
Ian McAsian pitched 6.2 innings for BL and earned the win despite tiring in the seventh.
Boys’ Latin (12-5) will now host the winner’s bracket final on Thursday against second-seeded St. Paul’s, which reached the game with a 9-3 win over 3rd-seeded Glenelg Country. BL handed St. Paul’s its only loss this season, but St. Paul’s defeated the Lakers in a pair of non-league games early in the year.
Pictured above: Boys’ Latin’s JT Windle had three hits in the Lakers’ 8-7 playoff win over St. John’s Catholic Prep.
ST. PAUL’S 9, GLENELG COUNTRY 3
Second-seeded St. Paul’s erased an early 1-0 deficit with three runs in the second and four more in the third as the Crusaders captured a 9-3 win over 3rd-seeded Glenelg Country in the winner’s bracket of the MIAA B Conference Baseball Championship Tournament.
The Crusaders (17-1) now move to Thursday’s winner’s bracket final at Boys’ Latin with a chance to earn the first spot in the tournament finals.
Luke Trotta had a productive day for the Crusaders, hitting a triple, scoring two runs and driving in three. He also drew a walk. Charles Konkolics also tripled home a run and scored two and Matt Meck scored three times for St. Paul’s. In addition, Cam Nelson had a pair of RBI.
Alex Cromwell was the winning pitcher for the Crusaders, starting and pitching five innings, allowing four hits and one run while striking out three. Konkolics pitched the final two innings.
Dylon Melton and David Miller each had a pair of hits for Glenelg Country (9-4). The Dragons now drop into the elimination bracket and they will host Indian Creek on Tuesday.
INDIAN CREEK 13, OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL 3
Indian Creek got plenty of early offense and stayed alive in the elimination bracket of the MIAA B Conference Baseball Championship Tournament with a 13-3, 6-inning win over 8th-seeded Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Monday in Crownsville.
Logan Frazier and Alex Seidleck each homered in Creek’s four-run third inning and Nicholas Pratt knocked one over the fence in the first inning. In addition, Seidleck, Riley Handwerger and Sawyer Shepher all had multiple hit games for the 5th-seeded Eagles (8-5).
Evan Selmer was the winning pitcher, working four innings, allowing five hits and two run while striking out five.
Gabe Williams was 2-for-2 for Mount Carmel (6-13).
SEVERN 9, ST. VINCENT PALLOTTI 7
Two teams on the verge of elimination, battled for their seasons on Monday in the MIAA B Conference Baseball Championship Tournament and 7th-seeded Severn went on the road and grinded out a 9-7 win over 6th-seeded St. Vincent Pallotti to stay alive.
Severn (6-9) dominated early, building a 7-1 lead, but Pallotti scored six times over the fourth and fifth innings to pull within one, at 8-7, before the Admirals final survived.
Severn pounded out 11 hits on the day and were lead by Peter Rozner, Campbell Grimes and Jack Castleberry (2 RBI), who all had two knocks. Tommy Castleberry (3 RBI) and Ben Campion each tripled. Grimes also reached twice via a walk and a hit by pitch.
On the mound grimes and Gavin Schut limited the Panthers to only 2 earned runs and scattered nine hits.
Henry Heard and Danny White led Pallotti (8-10) with two hits each.
Severn will travel to Frederick on Tuesday to face 4ht-seeded St. John’s Catholic Prep in another elimination game.2021 B Baseball Bracket WBF1